Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here Batten, Batten, Batten...

Well as many of you have read, we redid our dining room. I know, I know. When will we ever stop? To be honest, I think it's become an addiction. We just can't stay still! Hopefully one day we'll just look around and say "Ok, I think we're done." But it's not likely :).

So in our previous post, we mentioned that we were going to install a fun wall treatment to our dining room walls called, Board and Batten.

It was as super simple project (it took only a weekend to finish). However, I must warn you, if you don't like to paint this project IS NOT for you! It took 3 coats of paint and if you are a messy painter like me, you'll have just as many coats on your hands, legs, face, etc. :).

So without further ado, here are the befores...

And finally, the afters...

The rundown of the makeover is as follows:
1. Used MDF for the 6in board on top and the 2in boards that run perpendicular (the bottom molding was already there). Then we added a 2 in "shelf" on top out of the same MDF.
2. Painted with Behr's Ultra Pure White Primer and Paint. Again, even with the primer, you will need 3 coats. For some reason, white is much harder paint to cover other colors.
3. We replaced the chandelier with one I found a yard sale for $20 and added the shades that I found at Tuesday Morning for $4.00.
4. I painted the china cabinet the same color as our kitchen cabinets, Behr's Cotton Knit.
I think that's about it. I'm debating what to do with the dining table. Should I paint it? Just the chairs? Get upholstered chairs? Ahh, the decisions.
I hope you like our transformation. I think it turned out pretty good and adds a whole other dimension to our home.
Have a great Wednesdady everyone! I hope you enjoyed your day(s) off like we did :)!

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