I’m pretty OBSESSED with this DIY, and I know I say this far too often but this may be my favorite DIY to date. Remember our plain jane bedroom wall that used to look like this?
Check her out now….After we revealed the hallway board and batten, I was sure that one more board and batten project would be enough for our little home sweet home. Now, I’m not so sure that these two projects are enough! I want board and batten everywhere!!
I love that the board and batten from the hallway complements the bedroom wall without being too “matchy-matchy”.
And beyond the look of this project, I really love that we can now use this wall for a tiny bit of function. I know that a few hooks isn’t life-changing but I will take any extra function in our home that I can get. I’m not calling our home too small, but when you don’t have a TON of extra square footage… little tricks like this totally makes a difference!
We did NOT change the light switches ourselves (and I wouldn’t recommend DIY-ing this part if you aren’t familiar with electricity.. holy dangerous). My amazing uncle came over to change those from almond to white and just that small change makes me so happy. #thanksunclebob
I found these garment hooks from Lowe’s for $5 (ish) each. Classic, clean, affordable — I was sold.
Now I can hang my bag here when I get home without cluttering our entryway. I just can’t believe it’s done! I didn’t keep such great track of this project’s cost, but if I had to estimate how much this board and batten wall cost I would probably say a little less than $100. $30 in hooks, $10 in electrical supplies, $60 in wood/paint supplies. The last part is hard to tell since we used the same wood and paint from the hallway… just an estimation.Wow, before and after photos make all the work well worth it! Even if you’re not a blogger, I would suggest taking some to keep you motivated and feeling proud of your accomplishments. Onto the next project…
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