So as you recall from yesterday's post, taking down the wallpaper in the mudroom was nothing short of a nightmare. After spending all day Saturday taking down the wallpaper, we spent the first half of Sunday repairing the damaged walls.
Centsational Girl. I had bought all of the wood and had it cut to size a week or so ago from our local hardware store. We took the wood for the top and did a test run to see how it fit. It fit fine with one major problem...apparently that wall in our mudroom is not straight...AT ALL.
I mean there is a bow in the wall that spanned over 22" and was deep enough that you could fit all of your fingers behind it. Houston ... we have a problem. This was not a little bit of space that you could caulk.
Centsational Girl and we cut the battens to size every 15".
We also had two more colors on the wall...this time we had a winner...Silver Screen from Behr (Home Depot). I bought the paint with primer since the walls weren't 100% perfect. That turned out to be a great decision. The paint coverage was awesome allowing us to use only one coat.
At 11pm Sunday evening, the project was complete. Finally I was up to the fun stuff...the decorating. In the next few days I will share with you what I have done - I can't wait to add all of the accessories and "fun stuff". The board and batten was truly easy, once we dealt with the bowed wall issue. Thanks to Centsational Girl for such an awesome tutorial. Please let me know what you think. I just love how it came out.
What a difference!
Don't forget to stop back this evening at 8pm EST when the link party opens up. I can't wait to see what you have been working on.