On Monday when I shared the breakfast bar stools makeover, I mentioned that I plan on doing board and batten on the wall.
I took a trip to Lowes last Saturday to price it out. Which made my husband laugh because he knew that I was more than likely coming home with the wood. I totally proved him wrong though, I went home and slept on it and went back and got it on Sunday! :p
Instead, I had him cut it down into 2' x 4' pieces so that it could fit into my car, and had the hubby cut each section into 3" strips on his father's table saw.
I was convinced that I was going to work on it all this week during the evening and it would just need a few finishing touches this weekend. Yeh, not!
I kept putting it off because I couldn't figure out what I actually wanted to do. Ugh, the pain of my indecisivness!!
I originally picked out the thin plywood because I didn't want there to be overhang on the vents that are on the wall. But theeeeeeen I saw this idea that made me realize I could just add some wood around the vent and actually be able to use thicker battens.
So I debated. And debated. All week long!
I really like how the thick battens pop and add so much dimension to the space...
But is it too much for a smaller space? It would also require me to buy new wood, and some more molding to put over the baseboards like I did in with my planked wall so that they don't overhang.
I even started to toy around with covering the wall with plywood to do real board and batten and that really made my head start to hurt!
But then yesterday I finally started looking at some images of thin board and batten using 1/4" plywood and I was pleasantly surprised.
I saved a few of inspiration photos (or just-stick-with-what-you-planned-Angela! photos).
This one is my favorite, don't you just love the horizontal boards that create little squares?!
I like how the thinner boards still add interest and make a noticeable difference to a space without being too overwhelming.
I think I'm sold, peeps! After a week of debating and making my head spin I think I finally feel confident that using the thin boards is the most budget friendly and eye appealing choice for our breakfast bar.
I have a three day weekend to work on it, woo hoo!! I'll be back on Tuesday with my progess or maybe even the reveal (I wouldn't get your hopes up though! haha).