$30 DIY Board and Batten

$30
8 Hours
Medium

Our front entryway needed a big time refreshing. It faces the north, so it doesn't ever get a lot of natural light and it was just too plain and boring. We knew that board and batten would be a great way to improve it, but we wanted it to look professional and be inexpensive. Read on below and at our site to see how we did it!
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We first started by covering the textured wall with 1/8" hardboard. Some people just install battens right on the wall, but we felt like with textured walls this wouldn't look right.
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Next we cut top/bottom boards and battens from 1/4" hardboard and installed those over the top of the 1/8" hardboard backing.
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To finish it off, we put on a ledge and covered the gap with 3/4" cove moulding.
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Then we filled nail holes, caulked the seams and covered everything with two coats each of primer and paint.
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This has made such a difference in our front entry! Total material cost (not including paint) came in at under $30. And the end result looks very professional and neat.
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For more details on how to to do this yourself, check out the post at our site. Thanks!

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