|Kind of a before picture – I was actually taking a picture of my new rug. Isn’t it pretty?|
|A picture from the opposite direction – at the beginning of the insanity.|
|The hubby measuring out the distance between the boards with a trusty paint stick!|
|Boards are up!|
|AFTER – A crisp and clean space.|
|AFTER – View from the garage door|
|Another view – added another piece at the top to give it a more finished look|
|And another view in case you haven’t seen enough|
Our hallway has gone through a few more makeovers as the years have gone by, but the board and batten has stayed the same. I still love it!
And here it is now –
- Vertical boards: 1 x 2 1/2″ mdf
- Large horizontal board: 1 x 7 1/2″ mdf
- Top “trim” pies 1 x 1/2″ mdc
The spacing in between the boards was about 12 inches. We used a paint stick as a guide. You’ll want to measure your wall to make sure that the boards are able to be evenly spaced, and reflective of one another so that it is aesthetically pleasing.
TIP: Cut the bottom of your vertical boards at an angle so that they “taper” towards the trim (assuming you’re not going to replace your baseboards). That really helps give it a more seamless look overall.
As for the height, that’s a matter of personal preference. Ours are about 65″ high, from the floor to the top of the trim piece. But, you can eyeball it and see what works best for your space. We have 9′ ceilings , so that height worked best for us.
We caulked around all of the mdf pieces and the paint that we used was an antique white (Porter Paints) in a latex semi-gloss that matched our trim paint.