Thursday, January 20, 2011

Board and Batten is Finished!

I am so excited to share our finished board and batten with you! And for many reasons.

DH worked so hard on it all weekend and then got a call from his sister that his dad was very ill. He left first thing the next morning.  He had managed to finish all the wood-work before he left, but we hadn’t chosen or finished the paint or begun any of the clean-up. 
{Huge TV in the middle of the room, nail gun box used as a coffee table, 2 caulking light sabers guns, 2 toy boxes tool boxes full of fun stuff, every paint item we own…..etc. etc…..are laying around the family room, not to mention all of the furniture in the middle of the room.}

We’ve been planning this project for 2 years. And it’s on our list of House Goals for 2011 {finishing this actually accomplishes TWO items on our list!}  So during this difficult time for my husband, the least I could do is finish before he gets home.  So babe, it’s FINISHED! 
And I love you!





The on-going paint choice dilemma!


I think I own every Benjamin Moore swatch in the blue/gray family.

I narrowed it down to four:


And then narrowed down to two: Sweet Innocence and Gray Timberwolf.  I went to the paint store for the 15th time this week to get one of those two or a slight variation of one of them.  I was SURE! 

You know what I came home with, NONE of the above. 

With further ado, our finished board and batten:



You can see the window trim {above} DH did a while back, all with this board and batten project in mind.IMG_1872


So what DID I end up with? 
Benjamin Moore Nimbus Gray {on the wall} and Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace {on the board and batten}. 

I love it!  I hope you do, too, honey. xo

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  1. I LOVE IT. You did such an amazing job. I am planning on taking on this same project in the next few weeks in my mudroom. ..and in the same color scheme. It's really tough to find the right grey, right? Yours is a total inspiration. You should be so proud, it really looks outstanding.

  2. Ahhh, thank you Judy. That is very sweet. Yes, it is hard to find the right grey. VERY hard! I wanted gray/blue but didn't want it to go purple on me. SO many of the gray/blues turn purple to me for some reason. This one is a tad bluer than I initially envisioned, but it is NOT purple! But all of the ones I was considering are beautiful, actually. I probably couldn't have gone wrong by that point. Good Luck on yours! I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

  3. LOVE this color, I think I just found my color for my hallway!!


  4. Kristyn, I'm so happy you love the color and might use it. It is WAY bluer than on the color chip, WAAAAY bluer! But it still a blue-gray. And there is NO purple in it. That was my biggest problem with so many of the gray/blues.....they had a purple tint to them in certain light. So to get away from that purple, I had to go a bit bluer. But on the swatch it looks pretty gray. Sometimes it's just a gamble! I've spent quite a bit of $$ on paint gambles in my lifetime. :-)

  5. mavis E. ButterfieldJanuary 20, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    after seeing it first hand today, i gotta say, YOU ROCK! nice work dude, you're such a handy woman and A.L. will be proud! ox

  6. Mmmmmm WA to you Mavis! Thanks for your encouragement.

  7. WOW what a transformation! It really looks lovely & it truly looks like a totally different room, it's so bright & crisp now - kudos to you & your hubby!! We're still in the middle of our board & batten project, our problem is that we have at least 10 projects going on at the same time, that and I keep changing my mind on the height. :\ Have fun arranging & decorating your "new" room, that's the best part!
    Jen @ Liberty Cottage

  8. It looks fantastic. Thanks for putting on the beautiful finishing touches to what was truly a team effort.

  9. Beautiful! I would go so far as to say "Drop Dead Gorgeous:" I like you first choice as well, in fact they were my exact choices as I was reading this post, funny how thing turn out. I am certain you are going to enjoy your room for many years to come.

  10. Awww, Pamela, that's very sweet. Thanks for taking the time to comment. DH still hasn't seen it, but I'm sure from all the nice comments I've gotten that he's gonnna love it too.

  11. WOW!!! This looks INCREDIBLE! Way to go celeste :)

  12. Love, love, love Before & Afters! Fabulous transformation. :)

  13. I still love this project. I can't wait to try my hand at it in my mud room. Thanks so much for linking up to my party.

  14. You did a BEAUTIFUL job! I love that color gray! I just finished my first B&B project too. Yours is marvelous though!

  15. Looks awesome Celeste...I just love it! Beautiful color choice too! ~Deb~

  16. Wow! You guys did a fantastic job!! It really looks amazing! I'm pinning this to my inspiration board on pinterest! :)

  17. This looks awesome! I would love to try this in my upstairs gameroom, if I can get my hubby excited about all the work! ;)

  18. beautiful!


  19. I would love to do this in my MBR. Great color choice. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love it! I want it! (What a nice surprise for your hubby too.)

  21. UPDATE!!!!!!
    See NEW {since this post} color for the walls above the board and batten!!

  22. this looks great!! I love the grey you selected - it is really hard to believe it is the same room!

  23. This is breath taking!!! I absolutely love it, it has my wheels turning. Want to do this in the master bedroom. The color is gorgeous!!!

  24. AMAZING transformation and am now considering this for my powder room. I'm going to link to your post :)

  25. I adore this!!!!
    Id love to have this in my home too! you hire yourself out?! Lol
    Or how about passing on some of that energy!!
    Gorgeous choice of colour too!

    Deborah xo

  26. it is gorgeous...makes all the difference in that room!!!

  27. good job, for others thinking of doing this I used to used new work boxes for my outlets to keep them from getting in the way of my battens. On old construction it rather difficult to layout the battens as not to interfere so you just have to trim around them


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