My Beloved Board and Batten Bar

Like I said before, I had been avoiding this project like I do the scale after the holidays.  It’s just been hanging over my head, looming (again, like the scale after the holidays).  Nevermind that my husband has been bugging asking me when I was going to finish it.  After all, he busted out the board cutting/nailing over the holidays (yes, it’s been that long).

Now that it’s done, I wonder why I let it loom for so long.  It looks fabulous, and, like all of the other board and batten I have in my house, I. love. it.  Lord help us if board and batten isn’t as timeless as I think it is.  I will be in deep sh..  trouble if that happens.  But for now, take a look! (Brace yourself for photo overload)…

Let’s look at where we began.  Digging back to one of my “before” photos before we moved in.

Below is the view as you’re coming downstairs (the greenery on the banister is garland – just another reminder of how long this project has been sitting around unfinished)…

In progress:

And once again – FINALLY FINISHED!!
My husband was so excited to have this project completed that he measured and figured out how to carry the board and batten up the stairs. 🙂  On his way out the door to Lowe’s (yes, for supplies) he said, “Are we biting off too much for a Sunday afternoon?”  I just told him, “But that’s how we work.”
As I was finishing this up, I started thinking that this wall is just screamingMake me a gallery wall!”  So, I have been collecting some photos, paintings and going to Lowe’s searching the house for other things to finish off this wall. I’m really excited about how it’s all coming together.
So, are you sick of board and batten yet?
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    March 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    i had to laugh i was thinking would i be rude if i said i love what you did but would love it more if you took it up the stairs…then i was saved by your hubby loving the idea before me!!!

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    March 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love it! Beautiful job. Can't wait to see what you do with a gallery wall.

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    March 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Chris, I was thinking the same thing! 🙂 It looks amazing, and yes, totally timeless. (I'm sure of it! Hahaha)

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    March 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I am SO going to do that down my long and boring hallway! Thanks for the great idea and the how-to!!!

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    March 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Looks fabulous! I know that's a lot of work, so congrats on getting it down. Now you can move on…always a good feeling!

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    March 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Your b&b came out great! It adds so much character to the space!

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    Hyphen Interiors
    March 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I could never be sick of board and batten. Looks awesome!

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    March 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I love it and no, not sick of b&b yet!

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    Isabella's Mommy....
    March 15, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Beautiful! We did this in our baby's room & it's my favorite room in the house because of it.

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    March 15, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Looks wonderful. Wow, your basement is awesome! Looking forward to seeing your gallery wall.

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    March 15, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Nice work, the board and batten looks fantastic! I think it would be great to carry it up the stairs too. It is amazing how much character it adds to your basement.

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    A Vintage Vine
    March 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Jenny, WOW!!! Your house just gets better and better….I'm sure it started out great but then all these extra's just continue to add to it's character!!! I can not wait to see what you end up doing next!!!

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    March 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm


    That is a great project! Very nice work, cant wait to see what you guys do with the stairs.
    Gallery Wall! great Idea. movie posters or memorabilia would work great.

    I am your newest follower, too!

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    March 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! It looks amazing! =]

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    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    March 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    That looks so good. Love how the whole room looks brighter. Thanks for joining WUW, Jenny.

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    Step inside my home
    March 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Your new wall looks great. The entire room looks so polished! Taking the look up the stairs will be awesome! Great Job! ~Susie

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    Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    March 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Jenny, The wall looks fabulous! It adds a certain charm to the room. Great job.

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    Yvonne @ StoneGable
    March 16, 2011 at 12:25 am

    What a fabulous job! The room looks so much more upscale! I bet you are thrilled.
    And this is so timeless! Worth all the effort.
    Great stop.

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    A Hint of Home
    March 16, 2011 at 1:54 am

    What a great transformation! Looks great and classy!

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    Kristy Carberry
    March 16, 2011 at 3:21 am

    You made what looks like a great room even better! Great job.

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    March 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I LOVE it, and that is something that will never go out of style!! Great transformation, Martina

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    [email protected]
    March 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    That is FAB!!! I would LOVE for you to Link it up at my Linky, Whassup Wednesday!!!



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    March 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Looks amazing! It really brightens it up down there too. Great job!

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    March 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    SO beautiful Jenny! You are a molding machine and I am seriously loving everything you have done to your home! Thanks so much for linking up!

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    Tammy@Beatrice Banks
    March 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Looks great! Love it.

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    March 18, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Looks fantastic! I am getting ready to tackle this in my laundry room…its a small room, so I figure its a good place to start! It looks like you kept your existing baseboards & just angled the bottom of your battens? Is that right? I have the wide white baseboards already & really don't want to rip them up…any advice?

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    August 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I love it! I just completed my first board and batten project in my Friend's entrance and find myself wanting to put it everywhere! I see you have put it several places in your house and it looks great everywhere!

    May I ask where you purchased your bar stools? I have a friend who is looking for chairs like that.


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    February 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

    My husband and I did our townhouse in South Carolina. It was alot of work. Yours looks so nice, but I would like to make a suggestion for your basement, you should never end your last piece at the light switch. A proper ending for your situation would be just where the landing starts. The light switch draws attention to the cutoff batten. I would remove that piece and continue your board and batten just up to the landing. It would look so nice, otherwise put one complete batten board to finish what you have. You spent so much time on what you did already I love the look of your house it's great.

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