I've been Pinteresting a lot for this house (duh) and stumbled across a lot of DIY forums on building a board-and-batten entry. I loved the look, and honestly, my entry is a bit boring. Brian liked the idea as well, so I gave the project to him to tackle.
The image above is what the entry basically looks like. Unfortunately, the wall you can't see (to the left) is the wall where the board and batten is going, but you can get the idea. It's a long space - almost 12 feet - that you can't do too much with, so adding some sort of POP right when you walk in the door will just be extra nice. Plus, you have to remember that my whole idea for the house is "beachy-rustic," so this is that beachy element. Below is Brian's "inspiration" picture. This blog also had a great DIY tutorial that helped guide Brian in his measuring decisions.
I love the hooks and the fact that you can put pictures on the mantle, however I didn't like how skinny the middle pieces were, so I asked Brian to increase the middles to four inches instead of three. It took a few trips to the Home Depot, some executive decision on what "product" to use (pine or MDF), but in the end, ours turned out a little patchy but looking good.
I'm getting a little ahead of myself (we still need to paint and caulk), but I was just too excited to wait on this! I think it's looking great!
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.