Since Matt and I are both working from home more and more these days, we needed to find two office spaces in our house. So our two extra bedrooms turned into offices. Since I did some work on my office space a couple months ago, it was now time for us to do some work on Matt’s office space. You can check out my vision for his space in the post here.
The first thing I wanted to do in this office space was create an accent wall. I love how Pinterest and Instagram is full of those these days. There are such fun geometric shapes and designs in these accent walls. I thought about doing one of those in this room, but I wanted a more traditional feel, so I decided to go with a floor to ceiling board and batten wall.
Here is what the wall looked like when we started. Plain and boring.
Doing your own board and batten in your house is super easy and can be done in a weekend or two. Follow the step-by-step below to create this in your own house.
Floor to Ceiling Board and Batten Wall
Underlayment (only if you have textured walls)
2in primed MDF
Paint of your choice (I used Views by Clare)
Finish Nailer (only if using underlayment)
16 gauge 2 in nails (only if using underlayment)
18 gauge 2in nails
1. This is a very important step so make sure you don’t miss it. Plan out your space and the design you want on your wall. I did this using using this awesome board and batten trim planner.
2. You only need to do this step if you have textured walls. Cut the underlayment to correct board size. You will want the seams between the boards where you are going to put the 2in MDF boards. Attach the boards to the wall using the finish nailer.
3. Paint the underlayment or the wall the color you would like the board and batten.
4. Attach the top and bottom 2in MDF using the brad nailer and 18 gauge nails. Use the miter saw to cut the board to the correct length.
5. Attach all the vertical batten pieces using the 2in MDF with the brad nailer. Use the miter saw to cut the board to the correct length.
6. Attach all the horizontal batten pieces using the 2in MDF with the brad nailer. User the miter saw to cut the board to the correct length.
7. Fill the nail holes in with wood filler. Let dry. Sand down using orbital sander.
8. Caulk the open spaces in between the underlayment and the MDF.
9. Paint the remaining trim and wall.
This is what my wall looked like when it was finished.
I love it! It makes such a statement in this room which was exactly what I was looking for.
What do you think?
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