Thursday, February 3, 2011

Next Big Project

My next big project is going to be adding board and batten to my family room walls.
There are examples and tutorials on a number of blogs, and I think it is something I can easily do.
Thrifty Chick
Centsational Girl
Just Beachy

  I went out looking for wood at Lowes/HD last weekend and can't find the lovely lattice all the US bloggers use.  Lowes said they would not cut MDF into 1 1/2 inch strips, so this weekend I'll try at Home Depot again.

Really the only thing holding me back is the magnitude of moving furniture in the room and having the room 'under construction' for a period of time ... then all the painting.   Huge job ... in planning at the moment.


  1. I'm still working on ours. One piece of advice, paint the drywall your colour (white?) BEFORE you start. I had read this advice somewhere and forgot, and realize now that touch ups would have been much easier than all the cutting in and trying to get the roller to fit between the battens.

  2. Wow, now thats a project.... Lots of work but it will definitely be worth it.

  3. That is a big project! But a good one! I'm excited to see how it turns out.

  4. I just love B&B and would also like to add some to our home...maybe the entryway. Looking forward to seeing your new family room! ~Deb~