Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Board & Batten Surprise

Last week I made the impulse decision to go ahead and make some progress in my front room while waiting on some things for my kitchen (AKA "the project that must not be named" or "the 5 year project that just wouldn't stop").
I gathered up my motivation and my DIY know-how, and I used them both to call our contractor friend. I could have done it myself, but when I'm talking through a project with him and it starts "maybe I could help you with that," and eventually morphs into "maybe you should help me with that," I know I'm beat.



Anyway, we emptied the room and he spent a few hours throwing this together. He's way faster than I am. And you know, probably a tiny bit more precise and better, since finish carpentry is his specialty and all.





And bonus, he rebuilt the window seat so it's bumped out a little from the wall and has cubbies. I love it!

The painters start today. Color me giddy. And color the walls Palladian Blue.


I can't wait to share what it looks like later this week! This is proof that when I make a decision, stuff can happen fast. See last year's impulse kitchen wall demolition for reference. So it's not that I can't make progress... I'm just lazy. :)
 

11 comments:

  1. Anna this looks wonderful! Love the BM paint color too! OK, let's get real...was it really that hard? I want to take the up stairs bath, and it looks so easy. Do tell.

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    1. I don't think it's that it's difficult, per se, it's just around a large room like that I guess there's more potential for the floor to be off and for you to end not meeting at the exact spot -- we were off 1/4" or so once he wrapped the room and so he just hid it around the last couple corners and gradually stepped it down, so it's not noticeable. I think that's the only concern -- making sure you have a nice level looking line, which means sometimes you have to cut the vertical boards individually and measure all the way around? Gee, I sure hope that made sense. Haha!

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  2. Can't wait to see the final result! I want board and batten, only I don't think mine will go up THAT fast!
    Amber @
    Dimples & Pig Tales(soon-to-be-Averie Lane

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    1. I hear you. I was sure I was going to do it myself for the last couple years (yeah, my project list is that long)... but when the time came, I was more than happy to pass the job along to someone else ;) I am super slow!!

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  3. WOW! what a huge difference the board and batten makes! I can't wait to see it complete.

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    1. Yes, me too!! I've spent the last 4 years with a front room that resembled an unfinished hallway. I'm hopeful that this will finally help it feel like more of a finished space, weird layout and all.

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  4. Wow! That is some progress! Can't wait to see the result! I love that color too. I have it in my sons room!

    Laura
    House envy

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  5. Love it! And the cubbies! Such great storage space.

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  6. Wow! Only a few hours? This is going to be amazing!

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  7. This is gonna be alright don't worry about it. When you put yourself into it then this is gonna be completed.

    Momeni Lil Mo Classic Area Rug

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