I know many of you have seen this tiny space in our home before. It's an extra seating area off of our kitchen.
It has one tiiiiiny window courtesy of 1959.
I wanted a way to make it brighter and seem more open.
I love the way batten-board looks and I've seen how gorgeous it looks on so many other blogs.
(You can double click the pics to make them bigger.)
It really opened up the space!
It doesn't feel so closed in anymore. It's interesting to look at too.
I love it!
I spaced my boards 13 on center. That way it still had good spacing, but was easier to match up. I bet 14 would look just as good.
I did have to "beef" up our existing molding a bit, otherwise the end of the wood slat would have hung over the edge, but it was nothing a $2 bit of trim couldn't fix.
It was easier than I thought, but a bit pricer and more time consuming....
(Pricey enough to do a wall-a-paycheck and time consuming enough that I should have known better than to start it over spring break when the kids were home. If you notice, I still haven't finished the sidewall yet; I painted it to blend it.).
...but worth every penny!!!!