Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Bedroom Makeover ~ Part 1

Board & Batten and A Fresh Coat of Paint

I have been working on a makeover in my bedroom for the past couple of weeks.  

If you missed my post with the before pictures here is a reminder

I love the look of Board and Batten so I started by taking off the old chair rail which of course left me with a few repairs.  I started by Painting the top with a dark Grey and then added the top trim after so I didn't have to cut into it.  It didn't look so good at this point but then when does a project half way through. 

The biggest part of doing this project was making sure the spacing was perfect.  I measured once then twice to make sure it was good.  Once that was done I used painters tape and taped lines where the boards were going to go.  Well worth the time because I would hate to do all the work and not have it look right.  

After a lot of moving furniture back and forth, nailing, dapping and painting it was finally finished.  I would have taken a picture of the other side of the room but it was a mess, lol. 

Now for the really fun part putting the rest of it together.

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Homeroad said...

Hi Lisa,
I want to do this in my hallway, can I ask what size boards you used for the verticals and what about on the top? Thanks so much, your room looks great! I'm Linky and Pinterest following

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Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I love this!! It turned out Amazing! I have always loved this look too! Someday when I have a house I will be able to do it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!

How to Nest for Less said...

WOW, looks fabulous so far! Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for linking up this week :)

Crafty Texas Girl said...

I am really wanting to do this! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!", hope to see you back next week.
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Beautiful!!! Looks so good!

Thanks for linking this up @ Creatively Living!