Hi! I'm Crystal - married to my high school sweetheart and we recently welcomed a baby boy to our family who we are both smitten with. I will be sharing a lot about baby + motherhood along with other every day topics. Welcome to my site - glad you're here!
The Studio McGee collab at Target has a new line being released tomorrow (Sunday June 26th)! There are so many great items. I started by creating a few mood boards showing how I’d style the items in various spaces. Everything I’m sharing below is from the new line. I linked all the products in each image just below the picture. Happy shopping!
The board and batten project in our breakfast nook area turned out out exactly as I hoped it would. It’s crazy how much interest it added to the space. A couple other changes that really helped too was adding a new rug and designing the console table/coffee bar, I love the pops of black in here.
Board + Batten Details and Step by Step Process:
For the board and batten I used primed mdf boards. The vertical boards are 1×3 and the horizontal boards are 1×4. I ended up replacing the baseboard trim and trim around the door with these same boards to give a more modern feel. I will lay out the steps below.
The first thing I did (after removing the baseboards, which you do not have to do it you want to keep what you already have) was figure out spacing. I went with 21″ between boards and a height of 48.5″ (not including the height of the baseboard and top board).
I then attached and new baseboards around the room and the top board making sure it was level. I cut the vertical boards to fit between the two horizontal boards and then attached them to the walls using a nail gun.
Once all the boards were attached to the wall I used caulk on every single seam and wood filler on the flat surfaces where the boards connect.
I sanded where the wood filler was used to create a smooth and ideally seamless finish.
Final step was painting – I used Benjamin Moore Natural Cream on the board and batten, the white on the walls is Benjamin Moore White Dove.
I loooove everything I added to this image and if I don’t own it already then it’s in my shopping cart. Many items on sale too! I put this together as I was working on a project in the breakfast nook area of our kitchen. I am adding board and batten to the lower half of the walls and going to hold off on the built-in cabinet project for the coffee bar. We have some other things that are higher on the priority list for a larger project like that, such as the entertainment center in the living room, so I am coming up with a new plan in the meantime.
Here is an image I put together of what I had in mind for the wall with the console table currently.
I am debating between the mirror, a couple frames or shelving to go on the wall here. This is also the same console table we already have in white but I think I like the black better so I would paint our current one. These are the wall sconces I have pictured, currently under $50 for 2! I am really hoping to get started on this project this weekend so hopefully I will have more to share this week! I plan on sharing the full process with more details over on my Instagram as well so come follow along!