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Time flies when you are trying to transform a room in 6 weeks! I can only guess that the other 300+ bloggers that are participating in the One Room Challenge are feeling the heat and excitement of the big reveals coming up this next week.
I have had a few minor setbacks in this past couple of weeks that are leading me to the realization that our guest bedroom will not be ready for the official reveal. A damaged bed, lost artwork, missing pieces to furniture and an overall late start to planning for this challenge caught up with me. The good news is that even though I won’t meet the challenge deadline, this guest bedroom/office is coming together even better than I had hoped.
The past 2 weeks has kept me busy with installing a board & batten treatment throughout the entire room. I decided on a full room wall treatment as opposed to a feature wall to achieve a more cohesive look and feel.
I used 1×3 select pine for both the vertical and horizontal boards and then capped the top with a 1×2. I decided on 16″ spacing to allow for nailing each vertical board to a stud.
I saved a detailed tutorial in my highlights over on Instagram.
I went back and forth with the painting method I wanted to tackle. I could have painted everything before installation which would have left me with minor touchups after caulking and filling holes. Ultimately, I decided to test out a new paint sprayer and couldn’t be happier with the results. The time saved and overall finish that I achieved made this little home sprayer worth every penny of the $65 I paid on Amazon.
I tested out a few colors and landed on Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray. It’s not too dark, not too light and has just the right amount of warmth. I chose a matte finish and I love the sophistication and moodiness that it brings to the room.
This was the coverage after one coat that I estimated took me no more than 30 minutes.
Here is the finished coverage after a quick second coat.
This week will start to get exciting as the finishes start coming in and I can’t wait to put it all together!
Wife, Mama, Renovator, DIY Educator, and Founder of Making Pretty Spaces. If you’re ready to create a home you love with your own two hands, I’m your girl.