We started with a trip to Home Depot to decide what lumber we would use for this project. We’ve been using Select pine boards lately and they’re a bit pricey. When we got there I suggested MDF boards, which is medium density fiberboard. Because its engineered, its straight, no knotholes and is inexpensive.
When we got home, I left the construction part of this mostly up to my hubs. He did measure out every 16 inches to be able to nail into studs. We used 1 X 6’s for the top and bottom rail and 1×3’s for the vertical slats. The top of the board mimics the barn door ledger board on the other side of the entry.
Basically, he builds, I beautify! After my husband nailed all the boards up, I followed behind and did a bead of caulk all the way around the boards so there wouldn’t be any gaps. This definitely used a ton of caulking, I went through 2 whole tubes. After all the caulk dried the next day, we painted the wall.
Best part of this project?!
I had the pleasure of working with Behr Paint on this project, I used their new paint service Behr Express to select my paint color online and they sent everything straight to my door, paint and supplies!
Also, kinda embarrassed by that awesome drop cloth! Haha! But hey, who said Diy was glamorous?!? Anyway, onto the painting part.
I chose Polar Bear by Behr Paint. Its a creamy soft white, but not an off white. I knew I wanted to do white board and batten because of our black front door and also the dark wood barn doors.
I have to say I was very happy with Behr Paint, it rolls very smoothly, is low odor, and covered beautifully. Also. super low splatter which is a big must for me.
I’ve wanted to tackle this project for a long time, so glad we finally did! The barn doors really made the space feel lopsided to me and this giant wall needed to have something added too it. Board and Batten is definitely a great way to add much needed character to a space, easy too!
P.s. What do you think of this pretty mcm dresser that I scored on Marketplace for thirty bucks? I can’t wait to fix it up and make it look as good as this one I did last fall!