DIY Entry Board and Batten with Hooks

Recently I had the chance to help my daughter with renovations in her new house. She had a plan to do easy board and batten on the walls. Putting up the board and batten in my daughter's house led to me wanting to do it in my own house. This post is a combination of how we did easy board and batten in 2 houses. 

Board and batten with hooks and a basket



Like I said, this project is taking place in 2 houses.


My daughter recently bought a house a mile away and I'm working to help her with her home projects. 


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First my daughter bought the pieces she needed. 


She chose to use PVC moulding from Home Depot, I think it is technically called door and window moulding.


The PVC  moulding is inexpensive and the pieces are all perfectly straight which can be a problem with wood. 


This project could also be done with wood trim. 


She used 4' lengths of 1 3/4" x 1/4" PVC  moulding. 


She also bought a piece of 2 1/4" x 1/2" PVC  moulding, this piece will be the length of the wall you are doing the board and batten on. 


If you are doing a long wall, it comes in 8' lengths. 


She began by doing the math and spacing her vertical pieces evenly on the wall. 


taping vertical moulding to the wall


She used painter's tape to attach the boards to the wall before we nailed. 


Across the top we cut the 2 1/4" PVC  to the length we needed and taped it to the wall. 


As you can see she is doing this over the peel and stick wallpaper she put up


The wallpaper will be trimmed before painting. 


board and batten over wallpaper


And here is where I came in...


I used my Ryobi brad nailer to nail the pieces to the wall. 


nailing board and batten to the wall

All the holes from the brad nailer were filled with spackling paste. 


filling the holes in the pvc moulding


We then removed the tape and we were ready to paint. 


This wallpaper came from a company called York


color choices for board and batten


She painted the entire area, PVC  and drywall all the same color to make it look like a cohesive piece. 


board and batten painted blue



When the paint was dry we added hooks similar to these, to the horizontal piece and the entryway was finished. 


blue board and batten with hooks


blue board and batten with mirror



She did this same technique in the dining room but without the hooks, this gave the open floor plan a cohesive look. 


dining room board and batten


Lucky for me there was a lot of leftover PVC  molding and hooks so off to my house we went. 


I have a very small wall by my front door and I did the same technique on my wall. 


board and batten beginning


Problem was that after my wall was finished and painted, I had another thought...


holding boards for my new idea


The space in my house was so small, I need to go higher. 


I cut 3 more pieces of the vertical PVC  moulding about 6" long and nailed them above the other 3.


I added another horizontal piece above the smaller pieces creating small boxes. 


Above my top horizontal board I added a piece of 1 1/4" x 1/2" moulding and nailed it on top creating a narrow shelf. 


Next, I filled all the holes with filler. 


board and batten with spackle


Now it was perfect and I was ready to paint! 


I painted the entire area with one of Fusion Mineral Paint's newest colors called Victorian Lace. 


board and batten with hooks


The Victorian lace went perfectly with the Ballet White by Benjamin Moore which is the color I painted almost the entire lower level of my house


board and batten with hooks and a basket


This was a simple project with a big impact and the cost was minimal. 


board and batten with hooks and a basket


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board and batten with shelf



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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .

Comments

  1. Hi Susan! I love your board and batten walls! Thanks for telling us about the pvc boards for this project - I had no idea there was such a thing! Beautiful Fusion color!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! It was such a simple project with a big wow! The pvc is the best and so inexpensive. I think an 8' piece in Home Depot was like $3!

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  2. Love how this looks in every space Susan! The Victorian Lace is a lovely in your entry. It makes so much sense to use PVC now with wood prices being so high (not to mention it doesn't warp)!

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  3. Makes a huge difference...great job!

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  4. The hooks are a great addition, very useful and looks great

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    1. They are so necessary for bags and leashes!

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  5. Hi Susan! Thank you for helping me figure out a solution to my problem wall in my back mudroom!!

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    1. You are so welcome! I bet it will look amazing!

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  6. Beautiful job! What a difference in the whole look and feel of the space.

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  7. I do believe you've perfected the art of board and batten Susan! Both ways are exceptionally beautiful and add SO much to a plain wall!

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    1. Once we did it in Kasey's house I knew I needed to do mine! Now I'm looking around trying to decide where to do more! :)

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