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DIY Board and Batten Powder Room

For those who are new to my blog, I pride myself in having short, to the point information. (Scroll to the bottom if you just want to see the Before and Afters!)

Lets get to it:

This was our first time hanging B&B. It wasn't bad at all.

Here is the step by step process for the Board and Batten:

Clean, and then clean again. You are going to be up close with your toilet so make sure it is disinfected.

Figure our how high you want the B&B. Ours is 5 1/2 feet high from the trim.

We replaced the old trim so that it was flush together.

We used 1x4 boards for the trim pieces on top and bottom, 1x3 boards for the vertical slates, and 1x2 for the cap. We measured 18 inches in between each vertical slat.

Hartville Hardware pre-cut everything in 8 foot sections so that we had more manageable cuts.

Paint the walls where you want the B&B to stop. One coat is enough.

We did BM Steam up top and BM Gloucester Sage on the bottom.

Use glue to secure the wood pieces, then nail each piece with nail gun and compressor.

Fill in holes with wood glue ( I use my finger to rub it in).

Caulk all the seams. This is crucial! It will look unfinished if you don't.

Prime the wood.

Paint the walls and wood.

We put the trim on last after the floors were done so that it was a crisp line.


Here is a list of supplies we used:

Wood Pieces:

1x3 for the vertical boards

1x2 boards for the cap (ledge)

1x4 for the header and baseboard.

Now for the best part! Before and Afters!

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Feb 22, 2022

I like that you painted the interior of the door and trim to match! Makes a much bolder, elegant statement. ❤️

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Thanks Kerri!!!

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