Board and Batten: A Forever Project DONE!

I am so excited just to be able to say that my board and batten project we began in the spring last year is FINISHED!  This was one of our first DIY projects and it turned out awesome!!!! I am so glad we decided to jump into it – we really had no idea what we were doing.  It was an adventure.  My husband who is not at all Mr. Tim The Tool Man was a trooper.  I am super proud of him! We did the project in two steps – first the hallway and secondly, the living room.  The tutorial for the process can be found HERE.  This is the hallway after we finished in the spring:

Looking good.
And that’s how it remained all summer and into
winter until this week.
Then the motivation bug bit and we now have this:
This is my “brand new” living room!
Brand new to me anyway!
These pretty sofas we hand-me-downs and I adore them!
The board and batten looks great doesn’t it?!?

This is a Blessed Nest chair I am currently
“storing” … I have
 grown attached to it actually!

My lovely antique dresser…pay attention now…
did you notice this?
I found an old printer’s tray today!
I had been searching for one so I was quite
excited to find it!
It just fits on this wall perfectly.
The girls’ art corner

I also took some time this weekend to
decorate my mantel for
Valentine’s Day, but I will save this
for later in the week.
The board and batten was worth the wait –
I am loving the results!
I will NOT miss that wallpaper. 
Lots more to come this week:
My Valentine’s Day mantel, some new projects,
and some other goodies!
And a guest post Wednesday!
Come back and visit soon!!!
Linking this project to the following great parties:

Keeping It Simple

The Girl Creative
The DIY Show Off

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Seven Alive

The DIY Show Off


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  1. Stacey, it looks AWESOME! Quite an undertaking! Slow and steady wins the race!

    Hope you’ll link this up to lots of parties!!

    Suzanne in NW IL

  2. The finished product looks great. That looks incrediably time consuming. Congrats on the finish! Visiting from Motivate Me Monday.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  3. Beautiful. WE are doing a similar project in the dining room. Would LOVE to extend it up our stairway but am afraid I’m pushing the hubby a little too far! Great job.

  4. Huge congrats! Looks great. Ya know, I’ve been so inspired by all the board and batten projects I got am auto hammer from Craftsman tools for Christmas to try myself!

  5. Looks great! I’m in the process of battening up my dining room … thanks for the inspiration ; )
    Found you through Met Monday!

  6. Looks great. Gotta say I love the printing tray. Great find.

  7. This looks so great! You did a wonderful job! :D

  8. Wow! It’s absolutely beautiful! Your home is so pretty, warm and inviting. Love the new-to-you furniture and the printer’s tray–great find!

  9. I love board-and-batten—it might be the only thing that could possibly save my bathroom! Thanks for sharing.

    We’re starting a new link party on our blog and we’d love to have you share this there: . Thanks!

  10. This turned out beautifully!! I LOVE board batten. I would be so excited if you would be willing to share at our link party going on now. Thanks.

  11. WOW! It looks great. You and DH did a wonderful job.

    Visiting from Link-it-up Thursday.

  12. Wow–just beautiful! I need to do this in my hallway. It looks as though your beautiful, cozy home is similar in design to mine. Can I ask if you live in a ranch-style home? TFS.

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