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!
what is the name of the paintable caulk you are going to use and where did you buy it at? I have one but it is cracking.
Hmmm…I can’t remember the exact name, but it’s by all the other caulks at Home Depot. You just need to look for the words “non-cracking” on the front of the tube.
This looks awesome! I was going to try something similar, but family kept saying the vertical boards would not fit into the existing baseboard correctly. My baseboard is just like yours. They said I’d have to replace baseboard. But, that would just be too much work! Are you leaving your baseboard as is? And how do you think the two mesh together? It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it sees to look just fine. You two are very creative!
We chose the lattice so that we could leave our baseboards and crown molding as-is. I’ll snap another pic to show you a closer-up view in my next post!
I’m so impressed you’re allowed to add onto your house. I think many housing developments or cities/townships/whatever wouldn’t let you fill that space.
Yep! The guy who built our house had actually designed this extension into the original plan, but with the housing market crashing around that time, I think he decided to make it optional for potential buyers.
The concept of extended family living under one roof (with separate living) is an idea that I hope we see more of. It is smart and compassionate. Great that your community allows this multi family extension. That is forward thinking! Thank you for continued pics and sharing of the build.
Marianne in Mo.
I agree! As long as it isn’t an enormous family, maybe just grandparents or one other person/couple!
My daughter and her family purchased 5 acres in a development with her uncle, but they don’t allow separate residences on the lots. They built a “carriage house” garage with a one bedroom apartment above it. This is where my brother-in-law lives. The subdivision okayed the plan, but I think they told them it was being used as a guest apartment. Her uncle helps with the kiddos, mows the grass and takes care of the pool. Makes him feel useful, and since he has never married, he has my daughter there to give him the family he has always been used to. He’s not a people person and has difficulty interacting with strangers, so has rarely lived alone, always with a family member.
I so look forward to seeing the finished bedroom too! I’m one who doesn’t do much to my master, it’s always an afterthought. And am also looking forward to seeing the in-law spaces! Great idea on the lattice strips! I may do that when our house gets near finished! Would love to do it before we move in!
Wow!!! My husband & I did this exact same thing to a wall that runs the length of our house just a few months ago!! It added the interest and character our home (built in 1981!) was lacking! I get compliments on it all the time! So fun to see this today!
Love! I have a thing for wall treatments….board and batten, planks, you name it. I’d love to see a post with all the different kinds you have in your house. Your planked walls have been what inspired me to do mine!
Lattice! Brilliant! I may have to jump on the board and batten bandwagon now 🙂
Looks awesome! Are your walls textured or smooth?
Layla, do you think this type of board and batten would work for walls that are textured? I sure hope so as I love it!
We added on to our home in the exact same dimensions! The In-Law Suite has been wonderful for my Mom and we love having her so close!
God bless on your endeavor and I look forward to seeing how things turn out for you all!
I’m so happy to see this!! I’ve been wanting to add some diy board and batten to our New England home but thought removing the baseboards would be too much of a project. Now I don’t have to! Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to seeing the finished room!
What a great idea! I could sure use such a handy man around my place! Too much for me to do at 63!
Every house we’ve ever bought (3 so far) have had ugly sheet panneled walls that we usually just paint over. This is a great idea for over those walls. Good luck with the barn addition. I’d love to do that but our neighborhood wont allow it. How nice that yours does!
Do you have textured walls or were your walls smooth. We have that orange peel stuff that they spray on new cnstruction sheetrock and I’ve been afraid it wouldn’t look good.
Ours are smooth, Cheri.
Would you mind sharing what you used for the top piece at the ceiling? We love the look and want to do this but are stuck?
Do you mean for our crown molding, Heather? It was already up there. We just attached the lattice on the walls. 🙂