Monday, July 25, 2011

Board & batten in the dining room

Our house is old and has a lot of character...which is one of the main reasons I fell in love with it.  In the kitchen, there is a shelf going around under the windows & I wanted to continue that idea into the dining room.  Since I love the look of board & batten and the added dimension it gives to a room, it was an easy decision.  Board & batten, here we come!
First we put a 1x6 board around the room
Then we put a 1x4 board on top for the ledge 
Then we marked off lines for the vertical slats
Then we had to cut boards into 1x2 slats
And put caulk on the back
And nail them to the wall 

You can't really see it, but we added a lip to the ledge so things won't fall off
Then painted it white. Voila. Board & batten.  :)
I really love how it turned out & can't wait to find fun things & fun pictures to put around the shelf.  There's a lot of shelf space, it might take a while!

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