Here it is as the Dark and Dismal pea green dungeon. I lived like this for over a year…it’s so depressing…ugh!
I’ll give you the low down on how I did this. There are tons of tutes on how to board and batten...just google.
#1 Take a shower and put on make-up before you go to Home Depot to ask a man to help you cut 3 sheets of MDF into 140 thousand pieces. Just sayin. Josh from Home Depot cut 3 sheets of 1/2 in MDF for me. My top piece was 5″ wide with 2″ vertical strips. My board and batten was 5 ft tall. Cost was about $24/sheet MDF. He charged me $12.50 for cuts (because I didn’t take a shower and put on make-up).
I painted one coat of high gloss paint on the bottom part of the wall, then I used carpenter’s wood glue and glued the vertical strips on the wall…about 12″ apart and then nailed 3 finishing nails into each strip. One at the top, middle and bottom. OH…if you have a nail gun, Yay for you! I don’t, so I kept nailing my thumb!
Glue the top piece and nail it…all the way around the room. Then I caulked the seams and corners with a paint-able and sand-able caulk found in the paint aisle. Oh…and you need a caulk gun. I primed the strips, then painted them with hi gloss paint, then rolled a second coat of paint on the wall. While going around, I rolled onto the strips also.
I finished with a coat of gray on top. I used 3 different gray’s to make this color, then took it to have it shaken and stirred! I’m throughly pleased with how it came out!
My advice is to paint everything before you put it up. That’s what I’ll be doing next time…if there is a next time!