I’m going to take some new photos of our bedroom when I get the furniture re-situated today, but let me tell you about what we ended up putting on the walls to create a board and batten look. Lattice!
It’s so thin, we didn’t have to remove our existing crown or baseboards- yahoo! We got it in the ceiling molding section at Home Depot.
It’s 73 cents/linear foot, so for us, each strip was about $6. We bought 13 strips because we only needed to clad two walls in our room, so our total was right around $80. We started with the first piece in the center of each wall, and spaced them 16″ apart because they landed well on the windows that way.
Kevin used Liquid Nails and our pneumatic nailer to attach them to our (drywalled) walls:
On the longer strips, and because walls are never perfect, you could really see where the lattice didn’t touch all the way up:
Nothing a little non-cracking, paintable caulk didn’t fix! I’ll show you how it looks all painted and pretty in Friday’s post.
And in other renovation news, guess who in-laws broke ground last week? 😀
Yep! There’s a big, leveled-out hole in our backyard now! The pier & beam crew is supposed to come this week, and once those are in, the construction crew will finally be able to start on the subfloor and putting together the barn “bones”. Here’s our inspiration photo again:
Jim & Katie’s barn won’t have an upstairs, so their barn will be shorter than that one, but that’s how our houses will fit together. (Our house will be painted white, and their barn will be red) It’s probably hard to tell from the photos above, but their barn will measure 16′ wide x 46′ long. Here’s a link to my vlog all about it: Our Family Of Five!
PS- On the lattice: we used a level to make sure the strips stayed straight as Kevin nailed from top to bottom!