What do u do with two weeks shutdown at work and two sick kids?? Pick up wood, hammer and nails, decorate the entryway wall with board and batten molding :)
This was the project we tackled during 2011 Christmas holidays. I normally have two weeks shutdown for Christmas at work. We couldn't go anywhere as both the kids were just recovering from bronchitis.
I love all forms of molding on the wall and have tried few different types of the wall treatments at home (will post the details soon). Our entryway has high ceiling. To break up bare walls, we decided to use board and batten wall treatment.We skipped the board part as the wall is pretty smooth and used just the battens.
Here is the picture of before and after.
After my measurements and the design plan, my husband double checked the measurements. Measure many times to ensure that you have correct measurement before the wood is cut. We got the wood cut to specifications at the Home Depot. Did u know home depot cuts the wood per your requirement for a minimal charge? well, you know it now.:)
We decided not to remove the baseboard and angle the lower end of the batten to avoid the batten sticking out where it meets the baseboard. Though tried hard to avoid cutting the battens to accommodate switches/plug points (by adjusting the number of panels), still we ended up cutting at couple of places
This is how it looked during the process.
One more After.
- Glue the panels to the wall using the construction adhesive.
- We don’t have pneumatic nailer and not even planning to buy one. So hammer the brad nails and build muscle during the process (alas, only on right arm though).
- Once all the panels were nailed, went over again with the nailset on the nails to ensure that the nails are fully sunken in the panel.
- Spackle the nail holes. After the spackle is dried, sand it properly.
- Caulk all the gaps using a caulk gun.
- Painted everything with the coffee white paint
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