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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

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Give your home the charm of country living. Learn how you can transform any room into a cottage style haven with board and batten, perfect for adding warmth, character, and french country flair.

Get the charming, cottage style look you want – learn how easy it is to add character and charm with board and batten! Perfect for a French Country inspired look.

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Are you looking for an easy and affordable way to transform a room?

Board and batten is the perfect solution!

Not only does it create beautiful texture, but its simple design allows even novice DIYers to install it with ease.

Whether you’re aiming for a classic or more contemporary look, board and batten can work in any space.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to take your walls from bland to beautiful with our step-by-step guide on creating gorgeous board and batten paneling!

Today, I am sharing How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten.

Come on, I’ll show you.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

Have you ever looked around a room and just wanted to make it brighter, warmer, and more inviting?

You’re not alone!

We’ve all been there.

If you’re looking for some simple changes that can transform the atmosphere of your home without breaking the bank, board and batten may be exactly what you need.

Board and batten is an easy design feature that adds texture, depth, warmth, character — all while still being relatively affordable and low-effort to install.

To help get you started on your transformation journey, we’ll break down everything from installation tricks to creative ways of customizing board and batten to breathe new life into any space.

Let’s dive in!

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

Do you ever look around your home and feel like something is missing?

Maybe it’s the energy or a touch of personality.

What better way to bring life to your space than with beautiful board and batten!

Adding this easy-to-install paneling is an affordable way to transform any room, creating a stylish yet timeless look.

In this blog post, we will discuss what board and batten walls are, tips for planning out your project and example before/after photos that has been elevated by these stunning planks.

Let’s get started!

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

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Looking for an easy way to transform any room in your home?

Learn how you can use board and batten to create charm, character, and cottage-style French country appeal.

So, what is “board and batten?”

It’s a type of siding where thin strips of wood molding—or “battens”—are placed over the seams of panel boards or about 18-24″ apart.

The result is an aesthetic that is both rustic and chic, with the strong vertical lines providing shadows and textures to the home exterior.

You will need: 8″ Board if your walls are exceptionally tall like mine(often called a belly band), 2″ boards, chop saw, chop saw blade, chop saw stand, nail gun, nails, caulking, caulk gun, wood putty, sand paper, paint, 2″ angled paint brush, Wagner Paint Roller.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

This room needed a lot of help.

I loved this green color at one time, but now it felt outdated and banged up.

It was definitely time to add some charm and character to this room.

I love the look of board and Batten.

It can add Farmhouse Charm, Cottage Chic be even be modern.

It is also so easy to do.

My walls are 12 feet tall in this room, so I added an 8″ board, or belly band, at 8′ tall.

The belly band, would help bring the eye down and I wouldn’t have to work with 12′ lengths of wood.

That way, I knew that I wouldn’t have to do a lot of extra trimming.

I used a nail gun to attach the 2″ furring Strips, wood strips, to the wall at 24″ apart.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

After I got all of the wood trim up, I caulked all of the edges and seams, so that it would look more professional after it was painted.

Then, I used wood filler to fill all of the nail holes.

Now, it was time for paint.

This room is huge.

It is 36′ long x 12′ wide.

And, the walls are 12′ high.

It was going to be a ton of work to paint it.

So, what is a girl to do when faced with so much painting to do?

She heads to Wagner Paint Products.

I used the Wagner Spraytech 0530010 SMART Sidekick Paint Roller, Multi-Room Electric Powered Roller, Paint Power Roller, Power Paint Roller and it was a gamer changer.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

The paint attachment fits a one gallon can of paint and a 5 gallon can of paint.

It was so easy to use.

I simply hung the attachment to the side of my 5 gallon paint can, according to the product instructions.

When I turned it on, the built in compressor pumps the paint into the roller.

AMAZING!

I didn’t have to climb up and down the ladder each and every time that I needed to fill the paint roller or paint tray.

It made this job so much easier.

I used a 2″ angled paint brush to cut into the edges and along the trim.

I was done in no time.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

I just couldn’t imagine having to paint any other way.

If you have any painting projects coming up, you definitely need one of these Wagner Spraytech 0530010 SMART Sidekick Paint Rollers.

Board and batten is the perfect way to add character and texture to any room in your home!

From start to finish, it’s an incredibly easy project that requires minimal tools and supplies.

Through this blog post, we gave you the basics on how to create board and batten paneling, as well as some design inspiration.

Now it’s time for you to get out there and transform those walls!

We’d love for you to share your DIY board and batten moments with us – so be sure to subscribe to our blog, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts so you can join in the discussion.

You don’t have to break the bank or take a crash course in interior design anymore – board and batten has bestowed upon us the power of creating luxe spaces no matter our lifestyle or budget!

How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

After reading about the various ways you can incorporate board and batten into your space, it’s so easy to be inspired to create something beautiful of your own.

From adding a subtle touch of texture to spiffing up a tired living room, this classic design element is one that can withstand the changing styles of time.

And with our provided guide, you now have the tools to take your walls from boring to brilliant.

So what are you waiting for?

Grab your supplies, dust off those tools, and get ready for a DIY project that will transform any room with only a few simple steps!

Plus, make sure to follow us on social media – subscribe to our blog, Pinterest page and Instagram for added inspiration and more creative ways to bring personality into your home décor.

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How to Transform a Room with Beautiful Board and Batten

All in all, board and batten is truly a timeless wall treatment that will give a room an amazing transformation.

Its simple design can bring a classic feel to any space, no matter your aesthetic style.

Just follow the steps we outlined in this blog post and you’ll be sure to have your walls looking beautiful in no time! Great job, DIYers!

We couldn’t be more proud of you for taking on such an easy yet gorgeous project.

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Now go forth, take on new DIY challenges and create beautiful wall treatments that everyone can admire for years to come!

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Molly

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Hi Renae! Love the character the board and batten added to your room! And wow, I have never heard of an electric paint roller. Game changer!! (Though I would probably just make a big mess with it, haha!) Have a great week!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

It is so easy to use. I loved how simple and clean it was. Blessings to you.

Michelle

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Love this classic look. It feels like your room should have always had board and batten.

Renae Frey

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

I totally agree. Hugs to you.

Pamela

Sunday 20th of August 2023

That is quit the transformation! It looks great. you must've worked so hard. I'd love to see more of this room.

Renae Frey

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

I love how it turned out. I love the board and batten. Hugs to you.