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A couple years ago we bought a 90’s rambler and have been slowly remodeling and renovating. And, our latest project has me absolutely swooning! A DIY board and batten accent wall in our master bedroom!
It took a while to figure out what I exactly wanted for our bedroom. I re-did the guest bedroom earlier in the year, and the results are amazing! I still smile whenever I walk into that room. We live on an island, a few blocks from the beach, so our home definitely has a coastal vibe. And, the guest bedroom is so fun! But, for the master bedroom, I wanted something more soothing, calming, and classic.
What You’ll Need for your DIY Board and Batten Wall
First you’ll want to measure your wall to figure out your spacing. Walls aren’t exact. We knew we wanted one board along the top of the wall, and one on each end of the wall, and then wanted them about 2′ apart. With our wall, that ended up meaning something like 1′ 7/8″ apart. So play around with your calculations before you start to make sure you have it right before you start adhering things to the wall.
Once we had the calculations, we took a pencil and marked on the wall, where each board for the board and batten accent wall would go.
As far as the actual DIY board and batten wall, we found some 3.5″ x 1/2″ MDF. They are lightweight and pre-primed. We measured our wall, like 6 times, and cut away. Before attaching them to the wall, we used a level to make sure they were perfectly straight and marked on the top and bottom of the wall where they would go exactly. We then adhered it to the wall with construction adhesive and some finishing nails to make sure it was extra secure.
The next step is optional, but I think makes all the difference. We then went and used a caulk designed for making seams smooth on trim. If you skip this step, your wall will still look beautiful, but doing it makes it look really finished and professional.
We already have a whole house color palette that we are using for the house, and keeping it in mind as we do new projects. It’s modern meets beachy. When we re-did our laundry room we painted it a deep blue gray color, which works since it’s a small space. I know, I still owe you a post on the laundry room before and after. It is coming!
I loved the color we used, but I hadn’t considered using it in a larger space. But, once we started talking about doing an accent wall in this the bedroom, it popped in my head and made perfect sense! We used PPG Symphony of Blue which is a lovely blue gray color. It is so relaxing, and reminds me of the blues in the waters around here. It’s deep and complex, without being too much. And, just having one wall is perfect to keep the bedroom light.
The other walls in the bedroom we did to match the majority of the rest of our home that I did a whole post on. It’s the perfect, and I mean perfect, greige. It’s absolutely beautiful in person, and pops with white trim.
Then we painted the board and batten wall and presto! You have yourself a beautiful DIY board and batten accent wall.
We still have a few other projects to finish the room, but this was the big one that has completely transformed the room. I am over there he moon with the results of our DIY board and batten wall.
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