Wednesday, February 24, 2010

B & B: Board and Batten... PART ONE!

What did I do all last weekend you ask? The husband and I put up Board and Batten in our bedroom. Earlier this fall we went to the house of my friend Shannon (Project Shannon). They recently bought a new house and put up "Board and Batten" in their living room. It looks fabulous!

We decided we too wanted some "Board and Batten" and though instantly of our master bedroom which need something extra special! We live in a Royal Barry Wills house which is not molding shy and is why we love our house. But, the master bedroom was not living up to the rest of the house. We put up crown molding in there a year ago, but it needed more. I think "Board and Batten" was just what it needed. Shannon is coming over next weekend... so this helped kick our butts into gear. I want her and her husband to see... after all... they were our inspiration!

When I have told people about our project (including the man at Home Depot)... most have replied, "What is "Board and Batten"?"

Here is how defines "Board and Batten". Board and batten, or board-and-batten, describes a type of exterior siding or interior paneling that has alternating wide boards and narrow wooden strips, called battens. The boards are usually (but not always) one foot wide. The boards may be placed horizontally or vertically. The battens are usually (but not always) about 1/2 inch wide. These battens are placed over the seams between the boards.

Having a hard time picturing it? Here are some photos!

I will do the big unveiling tomorrow... with before and after photos of our master bedroom. I know the suspense must be killing you!

Until next time...xoxo


  1. I love board and batten, too. Our recent open concept renovation included adding a wall of b & b in our dining area that looks quite a bit like picture #4. It's even green and has a similar window in the center. I'm looking forward to your unveiling.

    Aunt Jan

  2. Oh... Aunt Jan ... you will be impressed with Devin's handwork! :)

    Glad you share the love of Board and Batten! :)