Monday, October 24, 2011

Board and Batten

We have a rental house we are prepping to sell. (In this economy, are we crazy? Yes, we are certifiable.)

I decided to install board and batten in the entry hall.  


Quite the boring entry hall. 



My husband was not totally sold on the idea.

So, I enlisted the help of my 12-year-old (aka "The Accomplice").



First, I read lots of blogs about installing b and b - here is a good source. 
Then, The Accomplice and I bought mdf boards at Home Depot and had them cut to 66", each.  The walls were not equal lengths, so they are spaced 20" on one wall and 21" on the other (I measured centerline to centerline).


The Accomplice worked the Liquid Nails glue gun (caulk gun), while I measured and plumbed and nailed.


He also took lots of photos of my hands while I caulked...







This was actually an easy project - my husband saw the project once everything was erected and dry -before painting. He actually liked it okay and helped me caulk.  He is a superb calker. Thankfully.  Details are not my "thing."

Here is the final result....



After the white semi-gloss paint...




I think it looks more "sellable" now - what do you think?






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10 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I think it looks great and makes that space seem more intentional -not just a narrow passage. It looks like the white adds some brightness and light can make a space feel bigger, definitely an asset when selling. We love our board and batten in our kitchen. I think it adds some architectural interest to our plain builder home.

Rebecca said...

Oh, yes! Definitely a great idea.

Nancy said...

Very much so...it really looks great!

Nancy

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It looks fabulous! I think a potential buyer is going to fall in love...soon, I hope!

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks so beautiful! Definitely makes it more dramatic and definitely more "sellable"! :-)
Vanessa

notes of sincerity said...

Wow! It looks fabulous!! :o) It really adds so much charm. :o)

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

It looks great!!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love it, and I think it's those special little details that will help you get a fair price in any market!

Kat :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It looks great--looks more expensive:)

Jacqueline said...

I love board and batten you did a wonderful job and its nice to have all that help!

 
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