Pack a big punch in a small entryway by adding a stunning, super easy DIY board and batten wall!
Super Easy DIY Board and Batten Wall Tutorial for a Small Foyer
Happy Monday!! I hope this post finds you well. I am still coming off of my high from speaking at the Pinner’s conference this past weekend. If you were in my class, and are a new subscriber, then welcome!!
Today I wanted to reveal my super super easy DIY board and batten wall tutorial that I worked on last weekend. This gorgeous board and batten wall made all of the difference with how my entryway now functions.
To remind you, my space looked like this before…
I know, not bad at all. In fact, I actually liked this space before hand, however, it had zero functionality outside of the bench. My son keeps his shoes in the bench, but had no where to drop off his lunch bag, I had no where to put my purse of quickly throw my light jacket. Then I had an aha moment! I could duplicate a similar board and batten pattern from my living room into this hallway and make my entry foyer into a small mudroom.
Once I made up my mind, I didn’t over think it. I headed straight to Home Depot and purchased my supplies for this super easy project!
- 1×3 unfinished common board (They were out of the pre-primed) for the horizontal pieces
- 1×2 pre-primed common board for the vertical pieces, and to trim beneath the crown molding, above the baseboard, and along both sides of the wall
- White Caulk
- White paint (used what I already had on hand)
Steps to create your own DIY board and batten wall:
To start this project, I had to remove the old shelves and patch the holes. You may get to skip this step if you’re lucky or starting with a blank slate.
Next, you will start to attach the pieces on the wall.
You need to attach all of your pieces to the wall based on your specific measurements which will differ based on the height of your ceilings and width of the space you’re making your board and batten wall on.
After attaching the pieces using my Ryobi Power Nailer ( you can use hammer and nails, but it will take a lot longer. You can also Gorilla Glue) caulk where all of the seams met and paint. It took around four coats to get it fully covered.
After painting and letting it dry, add some hooks for easy storage. I added two tone gold hooks. They are from the Home Depot and I absolutely love them!
I also added this gold mailbox from Target, as a catch all for our incoming mail. Love that its narrow, so we will have to go through it and keep the box pretty clear of paper clutter.
I still need to replace my other two key hooks that have been there for a while, since they are brushed Nickel, but Home Depot was out of these hooks.
So what do you think? I told you building your own DIY board and batten wall was easy, didn’t I? Are you brave enough to try it? I think you should!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.