Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kitchen Wall Sneak Peak

I love this look!

I have been dying to get going on the kitchen re-do!
 I was trying to wait until after Christmas to start the chaos of redoing a kitchen, and trying to LIVE normally.

If you are new here and don't know how small my kitchen is, then you should know that it is a very LONG AND NARROW kitchen with very little cabinet or counter space.

On the other hand....that factor alone might motivate me to hurry up and get this project done!
....There are always scads of half-done projects waiting for me :)

Here is a picture of the kitchen wall right now.......
I will add a better photo once my camera is charged.  This is from photo booth on my mac....not a very wide scope of things.

It looks just like this on both sides of the window.
 This area was used as our eating area, but didn't allow all of us to sit together around the table.

  Pretty boring.  I am patching holes in the wall from some shelves that I had up at one point.   This is more of a walk way from the front eating area to the family room so I wanted some interest, but not much sticking out.  Better pictures to come!

Here is what I want it to look more like.
I ADORE board and batten!
http://www.thenester.com/2010/05/board-and-batten.html


Here is a post from the nester when she did her board and batten on her wall.  It instantly transforms a plain looking wall into something with character and dimension....the best part....it is one of the least expensive updates you can do to a home!
http://www.thenester.com/2010/05/board-and-batten.html

Here are some more of my favorites!
http://tancamjenksfam.blogspot.com/2010/03/recap-of-redo.html
http://fromhousetocozyhome.blogspot.com/2009/02/everything-room-revealfinally-done.html

This is genius for the entryway!
http://www.frugalhomedesigns.com/2010/01/board-and-batten-entrywaycoat-rack.html


Have you ever done board and batten?  Any ideas for making it easier?
Happy Holidays!







1 comment:

  1. Oooo I'd love to have a bunch of board and batten in my house. It adds so much to a room. Shelley at houseofsmiths.blogspot.com has a tutorial on how to do it.

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