Entryway Board & Batten Wall:

I recently had surgery to remove some kidney stones, and they put in some stints to help pass the smaller stones.
Needless to say, the month of June has been filled with doctor visits, ER visits, and then a few days ago, surgery!
It's going to take a little while for me to recover, and get back to my normal-self.  Not a whole lot of projects going on here!  Sorry. =(

I thought I would take this time to catch y'all up on a few projects going on that I haven't had time to post about yet. 

After taking out the stairs, and installing the glass french doors where the wet bar was, we were left with this...


I needed to break this wall up somehow, since it seemed so overpowering!  You can't tell from the pictures, but that wall extends to the ceiling of the 2nd floor!
I also wanted to paint this wall a lighter color, because the wooden walls in the Living Room make the room appear so dark!

A Board & Batten wall seemed like the perfect solution!
It was so easy, I was able to do this by myself.  I'm sure my husband really appreciates me when I don't involve him in my projects!  hee hee

Supplies Needed:

- 1x4 boards
- Nail Gun
- Level

This is the nail gun we have, and it works GREAT!

Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 18-Gauge Cordless 2 in. Brad Nailer

I started off with the floor board (moulding), and then just nailed the other boards above that.

I made sure to use a level to make sure all of the boards were straight.

Here's what it looked like once all of the boards were up...


I went and textured the walls, because I don't like the old 80's popcorn textured look.

I then painted over the wood & walls with a white semi-gloss paint.

We weren't able to find a perfect match for the flooring to cover up where the stairs once were.  You can read all about how we took out our stairs here.
We found something pretty similar though, so it won't be a noticeable difference.  Eventually I would like to replace all of the flooring with laminate wood that looks more like "wood".  In the meantime, I may end up staining (yes, apparently you can stain laminate wood flooring) the existing wood to get the color I want. 

My Dad is in the process of removing the small portion of tile you see in the above picture, and installing wood down in that open space.

~ Jenny xoxo

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