Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Deployment Project # 29...Board & Battan

I am sooo excited about this FUN transformation!!!

This is my foyer.

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I just couldn't stand looking at that blank, boring wall. It needed SOMETHING to break up that large wall.

So, I had some board and battan put up.

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I will admit. I did NOT do this. My sweet friend's husband (who owns a construction company) kindly did this for me. However, I have seen some tutorials on how to do this, so it's not an impossible DIY project. (Thrifty Decor Chick gives you an excellent tutorial HERE)

Once it was up, I did all the painting. I used semi-gloss Valspar white paint from Lowe's. (By the way, I L.O.V.E. Lowe's because they give me a 10% military discount with every purchase. I LOVE stores that support our military!)

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Once it was taped up and painted with 3 coats of paint, I was able to put my furniture back in place. Trying to simplify the table, I took all of my photos off the table so it wasn't overcrowded. Now I just have a few things on it, for a nice clean look.  

You can see my table transformation HERE
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I am TOTALLY in love with my foyer now!!! But take a look above the board and battan....help me figure out what to put up there?!?!?!??! Any ideas??? 1 picture? 3 pictures? Nothing?
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So, take a look again at my BEFORE....

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....and my AFTER...woot!woot!
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Squeal!!! I L.O.V.E. it!!!!
What do you think???

9 comments:

Lauren said...

WOW! It makes such a difference! I love all of your projects! Ryan is going to come home to a completely different house!

Vanessa said...

WOW! It looks sooo amazing! My sister has done that treatment and I have seen it all over blogland and yet I just haven't worked up the courage to do it myself yet. Maybe this will help motivate me! :-)
Your foyer looks so lovely and welcoming!
Vanessa

Meg said...

This is very cute! Great job!!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a huge and beautiful difference. I like the idea of framed prints across the top {maps or botanicals??} Looks so good!

DNJ said...

What about a fun vinyl saying to welcome people into your home? Or a collection of photos or mirrors in different shapes/sizes?

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

It looks so good...Trish

Madigan at madiganmade said...

It looks so good! I would love to do this someday... great job!

Krystal's Kreations said...

I love it too. Board and battan rocks. I'll be doing this diy soon I can't wait to show my before and afters. Good job. =)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Gorgeous! I want to do the board-and-batten treatment in my family room...probably not until after Christmas, though!