It is week 4 of this Spring’s One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home, and I have some updates for how my daughter’s Modern Farmhouse Bedroom is coming along. It’s been a fun adventure so far and I am looking forward to wrapping up the last few projects during these last 2 weeks. I am feeling super excited and also a little nervous! As it is my first time around I’m sure that is normal … right? 😉
If you are just tuning in, here is what you’ve missed so far:
- For week 1 I planned out my inspiration board with the colors and textures that I wanted for the room.
- Week 2 I showed you how to create an easy hand lettered canvas.
- And for week 3 I revealed my antique dresser makeover.
The next project on my list is board and batten for the walls. I have been admiring board and batten for years while perusing Pinterest, and I had always assumed that it would be a time-consuming and difficult project. After reading tutorials like this one from Blesser House, and this one from Young House Love I realized that it could be done cheaply and it will still look beautiful! With the help of my awesome husband we’ll be able to tackle this project and get it done without breaking the bank.
Here are a couple examples of some board and batten that are inspiring me for this room makeover:
I love the board and batten from Liz at Love Grows Wild. The white paired with grey is lovely!
The board and batten from Lauren at Blesser House makes such a large impact on the hallway!
I love the wall hooks that were added onto the board and batten by Home By Ally.
I love the simplicity of how Young House Love did their board and batten in their hallway.
So far I’ve completed the first step of our board and batten project. I painted a coat of white paint onto the wall first (along with measuring how high I wanted it to be) and next we’ll be heading off to Lowe’s to get our materials. Our baseboard is very tall and has some good visual weight to it, so we’ll be leaving it and “building” the board and batten up from the baseboard.
Here is a peek at the progress so far.
The items I have left on my to-do list are:
- Completing the board and batten
- Re-covering the headboard of her new twin bed
- Installing a new light fixture
- Hanging artwork
Participating in the One Room Challenge has been awesome so far – it has been so fun to be a guest participant and see everyone’s progress in their rooms. This challenge is also a great motivator to get projects finished! There’s nothing quite like a quick turnaround and a deadline to get you moving 😉 See you next week for my week 5 updates, we are so close to the reveal!