DIY Board & Batten wall reveal!

Well guys - another DYI project has gone underway in the Skinner household. Our 'thing' these days is "After this project, NO MORE for awhile". But of course, there are more.

We bought our home last year, and it seems like we're now just getting around to making it ours. Or, in other words - less 90's and more "this day and age".

I guess with the world on lockdown, it's only natural that we give our home a quick facelift during our spare time! Do ya blame us?

I won't make this post super long - 'cause girl, I know you're busy and you wanna see them #BeforeAndAfters, amirite?!

I'll also give ya a quick step-by-step on how we achieved this board & batten wall in our master bedroom - 'cause hey - you're in quarantine too! So maybe your wall is also crying out for an awesome makeover!


Can't show you a "Before & After" without the "Before", right!? So here's a look at our bedroom pre-board & battened:


Now, let's dive into how we created our feature wall!

First thing's first, strip it down! We moved our furniture well out of the way for a comfortable work-space.

We took off all the fixtures & hooks, and removed the existing baseboard from the wall.

Next, we removed the old caulking with a scrapper, and scrapped off some of the loose paper from the drywall.

Once the caulking & loose paper has been scrapped off, this is where you'd add your plaster for a smooth finish. (We actually didn't do the plastering at this point - which would have been a lot easier - but you should ensure to do this step after prepping the wall to make everything nice and smooth).

Now, to add the wood framing which makes up the design.

We measured the length of our wall, and cut our first piece of 1 x 4 pine to fit. Be sure to trim the existing baseboard so your pine fits right in place.

After finding your studs, secure the pine in place with a brad-nailer (lining up your nails with your studs).

We repeated for the top piece of pine.