our last place, but we thought that with the tv over there as well, it might just be a little too much, you know?
And then, one day, it hit me. Board and batten. Do it.
So we did.
It was very easy to work with, and it gave it a little lighter look (to me). Our walls are not textured, so we did not worry about using any sort of backing, we just painted the wall itself, so it isn't true wainscoting.
We installed the boards and caulked around the seams one night after the boys went to bed...
We like the new layout a lot, it's cozy, although to me it really emphasizes that the big mirror is off-center. That sucker is heavy though, so we had no choice but to hang it on a stud.
I love the way it kind of pops out in the room, and the green entertainment center has a chance to strut it's stuff now as well! We have some more changes we would like to make eventually (we need some bookshelves up in here!), but we both feel like this really freshened up the room.
I love a good (long) weekend project! If you have any questions about how we did it, feel free to let 'em rip in the comments!
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