It’s been a while since I have been here…it seems that my body has been keeping me busy trying to create a new life along with the many projects I have lined up for myself. My energy levels in the evenings (when I write my posts) is, well, non-existent. For some reason I have a little burst of energy tonight so I am going to take advantage of it!
If you remember, I started putting together ideas for the master bedroom in this post. I didn’t waste much time getting started. Since we will be getting the house on the market before the end of March, I need to wrap up the majority of this project A-S-A-P. I also decided that rather than waiting for all the info, I will post it as I go. So the first project on the list is the board and batten on the walls. There are some good tutorials out there, and it really seems like a no-brainer on how to put it up. And CHEAP!!! Love that part too.
I got started with some furring strips that Garrett and I sanded down 3 sides to get them nice and smooth. Then Jeff made all of my cuts for me. I think the hardest part of this was deciding whether I should take out the baseboards or not. I did buy the boards to replace them, but then decided that I didn’t want to tackle that. Instead I am using the boards I purchased as the top part of the batten to make a thick edge to place a ledge on. Check out these pics of the in process work:
First I painted the top half of the wall.
Next I put some lines on the wall to keep the top edge straight.
And then I marked the wall on each stud by using a stud finder. I went ahead and taped up each board so that I could get an idea how they would fall and if I needed to fill any spaces.
The bottom edge was my biggest concern, and although it does hang over some, I don’t think it will be very noticeable once it’s all painted white.
Here is what the top boards and ledge will be like.
So that’s where I am. I need to permanently attach those boards with some liquid nails and nails, fill holes, prime them and paint them all white. That’s on the agenda for this weekend. I will try and fit that in with the home and garden show that is going to be at the Salem Civic Center on Saturday.
I have also been working on the master closet, so I thought I would share my current jewelry situation. I think I am going to change it up and do some purging. Here is what it looks like now.
I don’t have any plans for it just yet. But something on a smaller scale would probably work.
And in case you missed it, I did share some news last week… I am expecting a new little member of the family in November. We are hoping for a girl I think.
What have you guys been up to lately?