Aren’t first impressions the most important? This is an easy DIY project that can upgrade your entry way! As you walk into the entry way of our current house there are walls on each side and a the ceiling is extremely high. On the bedroom side my husband built us a DIY barn door and I was ready to upgrade the other side of the entry as well. I’ve been loving board and batten so we decided to go for it and this was an easy weekend project!
We purchased all the wood from Lowe’s and Drew got to work making cuts and nailing the wood to the wall. One thing to note is that we struggled a little bit with the fact that the bottom piece of wood does hang over the baseboard slightly. It isn’t noticeable but my perfection loving husband was not happy that we didn’t have a good solution. Once the final project was completed and painted he agreed that it wasn’t noticeable.
The boards are all 1×4’s and the space in between each board is 14 inches. The length of our wall is 7 ft. 6 inches long so it worked out great to have 5 separate area’s with trim on each side.
We went with a smaller square on top and the square is 14 inches by 14 inches. The height of the boards is 6 ft. 6 inches. The reason we stopped there is because it fits seamlessly with the top of the front door trim, but you would do what fits best with your entry way.
Caulking and painting took the most time but my favorite part was the decorating! I had to show this sneak peek on Instagram before I found the perfect mirror at Homegoods.
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Here is the final reveal! Our cute little sheltie dog, Penny Lane, made an appearance!
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