Stenciled Board and Batten (Full) Wall
Besides the front entrance of your home, the entryway is another introduction to your home’s personality. It’s the first peek inside your home that any guest gets to see. So make it great!
Our entryway/foyer had a red console table for the mail with a cute mirror on the wall. That’s it! Our entryway has been looking dull for a while now, so I decided to spruce it up by giving it a fresh new look, new color, and some charm! I decided to do Board and Batten. Board and Batten Again?! Yup! You never can go wrong with it, but this one has a spin on it… Full wall board and batten with a stenciled design, a custom look to a classic!
Since the bathroom board and batten project, I’ve learned some do’s & don’ts so I was more confident with doing this project.
First, I measured the wall and drew out a plan; then decided on the materials.
We decided to go with 4 vertical columns and 4 horizontal rows. 16 boxes in total!
Once I had the layout planned, hubby and I headed to Home Depot. My in-laws were in town that day, so they joined us. When we arrived at Home Depot, my husband and I couldn’t agree on the wood choice (that we had already agreed on before we got to the store!!!) So, I had a little meltdown! Long story short, my sweet in-laws purchased my choice of wood for us. Thanks Mommy and Daddy Stroman!
We purchased 10- 1in. x 2in. x 8ft. pine board strips. The materials are much more expensive when buying strips, but the measurements were more accurate in our case because we didn’t have the tools to cut down plywood to our desired strips. The store doesn’t even cut it that small. Therefore, I picked what would be easier in our situation.
After purchasing the boards, we let the wood sit in our house to acclimate to our home’s temperature (to avoid any cracks, expansion, shrinkage, and/or any other damage which may happen if you don’t acclimate the wood prior to installation).
Before we started attaching the wood, we painted the walls with two coats of BEHR Marquee “Ultra Pure White” in an Eggshell finish.
The 1in. x 2in. x 8ft. pine strips were the perfect height for this wall. We evenly installed 5 of the boards vertically using our Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer.
With the other 5 wood strips, we cut 16- 20 1/2 in. pieces and attached them horizontally to make the boxes.
After installing the wood, we filled in all the holes with spackling paste, let it dry; then smoothed it out and painted the boards with the “Ultra Pure White” color as we did the wall.
When the paint dried, we used paintable white caulk in between our boards to seal the spaces.
Initially, I kept going back and forth on design ideas. Finally I saw a picture which gave me the idea to stencil in between the boxes, genius!
I tried a stencil I previously had, a Moroccan patterned stencil I purchased from Michaels. That one stencil wasn’t cooperating well, so I bought a new one. I’m glad I did because I was able to cut pieces from the old stencil to do the edges between the boards.
I stenciled the wall using Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Paris Grey. After stenciling the wall (WHAT A TASK!), I used a small craft brush to clean and touch up different areas.
Whewwwww! So happy this is completed!!!!!
Full Wall Board and Batten with Stenciled Moroccan (Quatrefoil) Design
To complete the look, I painted our old red console table “Florence” by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and replaced the knobs. Furthermore, we got a new 4-gang switch plate, new mirror, and pictures to tie everything together!
One side is completed, now on to rest of the foyer…. LATER!
Our new Entry Way 🙂
By the way, I’m obsessed with this design. I’m quite sure you can tell.