Hallway Board and Batten: Reveal

Stick a fork in her…

… the Hallway Board and Batten is D-O-N-E!

Thanks to my amazing dad, we were able to caulk, prime and paint the hallway last weekend and finally check this looming DIY off of our to-do list. It’s pretty crazy to think that this DIY has literally been on my to-do list for OVER a year. And after two weekends worth of work, it’s looking better than I ever imagined it would. (Totally worth the wait…)

You can transform your hall with board and batten as wellLike I mentioned in our progress post, we used this tutorial by Young House Love to complete our board and batten project. Although we made some small tweaks to fit our hallway, we found the tutorial to be spot-on (well, except for the price point). We didn’t have leftover paint like YHL and had to buy all of the wood. So, I would say the project costs more like $115(ish) instead of the $57 bargain in the tutorial.
It's easier than it looks- trust me!Some random information:

  • The board and batten hits the 36 inch mark on the wall instead of YHL’s 40″.
  • The vertical boards are 14 inches a part (pretty much on every stud) – an important tip here.
  • We primed all of the board and batten before we painted it white.
  • We did end up re-painting the wall itself, only because it needed some TLC even before we started the project.
  • We also repainted the baseboard just to make sure the new white matched perfectly.
  • We used white caulk along every single “seam” that the pieces of wood matched up to the wall.
  • Wall color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
  • Board and Batten Paint: Satin Enamel White
  • Outlet covers: need to be changed to white ASAP <– add it to the to-do list.

We love how versatile and clean this update is

The board and batten down the hall adds light and contrast

Now that the board and batten is done, the hallway is just so much brighter and seems so much bigger/longer. Plus, I feel like the added detail makes the space seem a little “richer” and not so “blah” <– if that makes ANY sense at all?

This touch makes the hallway feel longer and more luxurious I’d say this $100+ investment was totally worth it! The hallway looks great plus I feel like I really learned a lot in the process, which is major bonus since now I seem to have the board and batten itch. (Un-Diagnosed by a professional, but the symptoms are all there… trust me)

I’m no doctor, but I hear the only way to cure the board and batten itch is to tackle another board and batten project. <– doctor’s orders?Now that the hallway board and batten is done, time to hang the artwork

Update: We added frames to the hallway recently — here’s the post with all the details.


If you missed the dirty progress details from this project, check out this post.


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