A few weeks ago I shared my plans to "refresh" our laundry room. You can see my ideas here. We have been steadily working on it. So far we have added DIY laundry pedestals, and I made some new artwork for the walls. I must say though that when we added the board and batten to the walls the room really started to change.
The room became so light and bright! I adore it. Who knew such a small change would make such an enormous difference.
I know that out in the land of pinterest and blogland there are hundreds of posts on how to install board and batten. So I will make this tutorial short and sweet. I started by measuring how high I wanted the board and batten to go and drew a level line around the room at that height. I then painted the walls Navajo White below that line. You don't have to be perfect with this. You will be trimming out the top and it hides your wavy lines.
Then you add your trim pieces. I like to use strapping. It is super cheap and I just like the way that the imperfections look. I use a piece horizontally at both the top and bottom and then I fill in with the vertical pieces.
The board and batten and the new wall color looks amazing. What a difference!
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