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DIY Board and Batten Reveal + Glidden Review

Woo to the hoo! It’s DIY board and batten reveal day!

If you missed out earlier this week, I revealed our foyer makeover and shared all of the details for part one of our DIY board and batten.

I’m so excited how this one turned out!

Last week, our foyer looked like this:
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That shiplap wall added tons of character, but the front door…not so much. It was still very plain builder grade.

Our hallway connecting our foyer and living room was rather one-dimensional too. It was dark with no natural light and had no wow-factor at all.

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On Sunday, this was our situation. Fresh bare board and batten just begging for a pretty paint job.

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We spackled, caulked, and sanded all of the wood knots, seams, and nail holes to prep for a smooth finish.

I shot this prior to sanding. (Sanding is important, y’all.)

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Then taped up our trim.

Olivia helped out too. Can you tell by those little tape pieces stuck on the wall? She calls them stickers. Bless.

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Glidden Paint was so wonderful to send a gallon of paint to me to try out. This was the first time I’d ever used Glidden Paint Duo Paint + Primer after using many other brands before, and I’m sold on this one.

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Staying under budget is really important to me in all of my projects (if you’ve been following for a while, you probably already know).

Glidden is inexpensive, but it didn’t behave like a cheap paint for me. I was really happy with the coverage, and the finish was really smooth. A great quality paint brush can make a huge difference (mine has seen a lot of action).

I used the color Crisp Linen White in a semi-gloss finish.

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I started on the trim first, and I feathered it out as I went so I didn’t have a hard paint line showing.

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Lola was my supervisor, as usual. She’s my naptime DIY buddy.

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Once the trim was done, I started rolling with a mini roller.

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I always like using a plastic grocery bag as a paint tray liner for quick clean-up.

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The paint is low VOC so, thankfully, it didn’t stink up our whole house. There was no smell at all.

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I ended up doing two coats since I was painting directly over rather dark wall paint and wood. It dried really quickly though, so as soon as I was finished with one coat, I could start on the next.

After painting our entire hallway and foyer with all of those little trim details, I still had a cup or two of paint left in my gallon can. You can see lots of reviews from other DIYers on their Ratings and Reviews site. (I usually like to do my homework on that kind of thing.)

The whole process was tedious but worth it! I lurv our hallway now!


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It’s finally a space Robert and I are proud of and flows so well into the rest of our house.

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It adds so much charm alongside our $80 wood beam doorway.

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Next stop on our to-do list is painting that front door something other than white. What color do you think we should do? I’m leaning toward something gray or blue but I’m stuck.

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For comparison’s sake, can we check out a real before picture here? I shot this on closing day in December 2013.

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We’ve come a long way in less than two years.

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Our $35 wagon bench we found on Craigslist pops so beautifully against our shiny new trim.

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We’ll be adding hooks and a little art above the bench eventually too.

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If you ever want to go the DIY route for some board and batten yourself, be sure to pin this post:

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  1. Wow you have been busy. If it were my door I think I would buy a new pine door and stain it to match the table top and the diy doorway. You can buy them at a fairly reasonable price. And it will block sound better.

    1. Ooh! Good idea, Alison! I would LOVE to have a wood door but it all depends on the budget. Thanks for the tip about the pine. I’ll have to look into that.

      1. Your welcome. I think a pine door would look great. We installed them in our hall and trimmed them with pine and I am happy we did. It’s been a while but I think the doors were around $80.00. Good luck with it.

      2. You could also try painting it to look like wood with a faux wood painting technique. That way, you don’t have to worry about matching the outside color to satisfy you HOA. If you don’t like it after you try it, then you can get a new door. Just a thought. Can’t wait to see the hallway in person! It looks great!

        1. You read my mind! I did a faux wood painting technique on our coffee table top, so I might do that again.

  2. Love it! I put up Board and Batten in our side entrance and wanted to do shiplap in our front entrance but was wondering about the 2 different styles and if they would work. Your’s looks great! I used MDF and thought it was pretty inexpensive but yours was even more! I will have to remember the furring strips!

    1. I was a little worried about that too. And then I just went for it. Haha I love how ours turned out though. I had to dig up a lot of inspiration of other homes that I’d seen it in to give me the courage though. I say go for it. 😉

  3. Lauren,
    I just had to leave a comment right away. This looks so awesome! What a transformation. I have been dreaming of doing this in my house. I think you have convinced me. Like you, I have a beige builder grade house I am working with. Furring strips are a brilliant idea but sometimes it can be hard to find enough good ones. The thing that has me stuck in my tracks is that I have an off white kitchen with with chocolate glaze. The rest of my house has white doors and trim. I’m just stuck on the color of the board and batten. Plus I think I want to paint ALL of my interior doors. I’m stuck in a color loop. On your door I think I would go with a grey blue. Something that looks great with all the duck egg.

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I agree. Finding good furring strips takes a little while to sort through the stack. But I was determined not to spend a lot. Wood filler and a sander can do awesome work though. I think for the board and batten color, I would match your existing trim unless you plan on painting that some day too. I think it’s okay if the cabinets are a little different from everything else. Interior doors painted to contrast board and batten is soooo pretty. I don’t think I’ll ever have the courage to do that. Hope you figure it all out though. The hardest part of decorating is figuring out your direction, for sure.

    1. Thanks! I know what you mean. I was very intimidated but my desire to have b&b won out. Haha! Thanks for the door color input!