Adding Easy DIY Board & Batten Walls

WEEK 2 – Kitchen Update – One Room Challenge Spring 2022

Thanks to One Room Challenge (hosted by Apartment Therapy) for inspiring me once again to get this project going and completed! See details and project mood board from Week 1 here.

This past week, we installed the all-time classic, board and batten wall — continuing the look from the adjoining dining room. When you have open spaces like we do, consistency is key to unifying the spaces and ensuring a seamless visual transition.

Best part, it was a fairly easy project (since this is our second time doing it), pretty affordable (at roughly $200 in all materials) and took only a few short hours. It will make a beautiful statement all its own when puttied, caulked, primed and painted!

Our original plan was to replace the kitchen windows with a single picture window to bring in even more light and offer an uninterrupted view to our backyard and outdoor space. Unfortunately, Home Depot is running 16-20 weeks late in new window installation. YIKES!

So, we decided to give the existing kitchen windows a facelift by modernizing the molding to tie into the look of the board and batten wall. LOVE how the new window casing turned out.


For step-by-step DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS, see previous my ORC post.

For video installation, click here!


So what’s left? The real work now begins. It’s on to wood putty, spackle and a lot of caulking. And then there’s the sanding. But all this prep work is super important before painting these walls and the window trim so I can get that crisp, near-perfect look!

These simple accent walls are a beautiful addition to just about any decor. Board and Batten walls may seem overwhelming but they’re not and they are well worth the statement they make in your home.

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