Saturday, February 12, 2011

Board & Batten

One thing I vowed silently to myself when beginning this blog:  

Stop WISHING I loved my house and BEGIN to make changes (or at least attempt them!)   Not that I have zero DIY experience, I had just given up on the projects I used to love to do! 

Here is a view from our living room to the teeny tiny entry I've mentioned before.

We've since done the following:  (And I mean the "Royal We" Me, Myself and My Handy Royal Husband - as I'm not ENTIRELY trusted with the nail gun, saws, drills - any of HRH's tools!)

1.  Taken out the window!  
That was such a "Duh-Aha!" moment!  The window was part of an (former) outside wall on our old house - and was really getting on my nerves!  I managed this demo all on my own - thankyouverymuch!  :)

2.  Ripped off the (stick-on!) mop board.   (We were SO not staying for long!)

3.  Added board and batten.

4.  Filled, sanded, primed and painted. 

(I'm allowed to use the sander without supervision. :)

I used the whole tub!

Love you brad nailer.

We used 2 -1/2 of these.

After, so far!

HRH's comment on the after:
"It's really going to 'be the pits' taking that down when you change your mind!"  Thank you, honey!  :)

A little more trim, some accessories and possibly a bit a color in the way of (more!) paint is on the agenda.

Enjoy your day!  Stay Tuned!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Looks great, I love batten and board. I want to try it again...Hubby's nail gun looks should see mine, its a wimpy blue one. I used it on the project I'm working on right now! You should link this up over at "At the Picket Fence" they have an ispirational friday linky party!


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