Friday, March 4, 2011

My board and batten reveal!! Finally

I am so excited about this post. This has been almost a three week project and lets just say I considered renting a hotel room to get away from the disaster that was my house (haha! Just joking, but really it was super hard for me to see everything so out of place).

 This whole project started when I told my husband that I would love board and batten in our study for a Valentines day present ( By the way my husband has never done any kind of wood working in his life, in fact he isn't really the "project" kind of guy). To my surprise he totally agreed to this request! This handsome man right here wins the award for the best husband of the year:

I love those boys! So any who, through blood (well not really blood, but does getting electrocuted three times count?) sweat, and tears (mainly my tears, from him scaring the crap out of me getting electrocuted and the house being in shambles) the study is finally finished. My husband really put his all into this project and I am in love with his talent and intelligence. I really think this project has giving me a whole new respect for my husband. I can't believe how hard he worked to put a smile on my face :) OK so enough of the mushy stuff on with the goods:


 During the process:

 GORGEOUS!!! I am so happy with this room. I will be spending most of my day in it today just enjoying the new scenery! I still have some decorative touches to add to it, but ahhhhhh It feels so good to have it put together again. A big thank you to my perfect hardworking husband! I love you!! Happy Valentines Day to me!!

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Anonymous said...

I just found your site today and LOVE it. What great ideas you are sharing. Love your kitchen and the new blue color.
Very nice! I'll be back for sure. Thanks for all your ideas! ~cami

Kim said...

What a beautiful reveal! It's just gorgeous- how will your family ever get you out of there? Your hubby did a really great job :)

Shirley Fachilla said...

It's very beautiful and has your design sense stamped all over it. Layne really worked at this and did a super job. Congrats to you both.

FrouFrouBritches said...

That looks amazing! He did a great job! Beautiful!

I'm here from Amanda's, by the way.

Anonymous said...

That looks so great!! I love board and batten so much that we did our living room, dining room, entry and hallway in board and batten! It just adds so much interest and detail to a room. Very nice!! :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! The room was really pretty before, but it pops now! I love board and batten. Would really like to try it in my family room, but I don't think I can get the hubs on board to help. ;)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Have fun finding some good reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon! :)

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

That looks amazing!! I'm hoping to do the board & batten in my entry way.

Kimberlee said...

That looks fantastic. I love it.

Becca said...

Fabulous! What a sweet hubs for making his bride happy! This is such a great room ... love the pops of blue and zebra, too! Becca

Vicky said...

Sorry, I couldn't see the board and batton because I COULDN'T GET PAST YOUR FABULOUS ZEBRA PILLOWS!!!! Did you make those?

Donna @ said...

It is lovely!!! Kudos to your hubby, & how sweet!
I am your newest follower - hope you'll come see me & reciprocate...(hint)

Audrey said...

I received the Stylish Blogger Award and I am passing it on to you!! Love your work! Audrey :o)

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! love the colors in this room!

Unknown said...

Hi There- I got your comment, and your post can be new or an old one, it doesn't matter. I Adore the board and batten and the entire room. Super fab. Shoot me and email

P.S. I had to remove the post I put up... because I opened a flood gate I wasn't prepared for, and have gotten slammed with emails, lol. Thanks for your compliments too, YES' I feel like poo most the time. lol. xo jen

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Love the way the board and batten looks in your room! Great job!

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

Wow! It looks GREAT!

I'm blog hopping from Paisley Passions' Wandering Wednesday link party and would love for you to check out my blog too. And I'm your newest follower!

Lexi said...

It turned out fantastic! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

That turned out fabulously! Great work. Moulding can be so tedious to install but so worth the end result. We just installed chair rail and picture frame moulding in our master bedroom and LOVE the end result. Your blog is darling! I am your newest follower.

Little Miss Penny Wenny

Brandy J. said...

Your room before was beautiful, but now it is just awesome! I love the colors. I'm new to your blog and a big fan. Thanks for the inspiration.

Aimee of East Avenue said...

I can't get enough of board and batten projects. Yours is great! I linked to it in my blog post today :)

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

Its beautiful!! I am getting ready to do this in my laundry room! Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Tell hubs he ROCKS! Hard to believe he's not a project kind of guy! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved it! I've been nagging (politely as I can) my hubby for the exact same look! One day maybe....

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