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DIY Board & Batten Bathroom Redo!

1 Jul
 I got my first big project done. 
Yay! I have been wanting to redo my hall bathroom for quite some time.
It doesn’t have a window and had been painted a very dark brown color with a River Rock finish. Here are some before pictures:

Sorry – my camera lens wasn’t working when I started the project so I couldn’t get a good before shot. Here are some older pictures that show you what it looked like before. I really wanted to lighten it up a bit.
Come on in and I’ll show you what we did! 
Firs I sanded down the walls and got all of the River Rock paint finish smoothed out. I used primed MDF boards for the Board & Batten treatment.
 Steps to Board & Batten Treatment:
  1. 1 x 8 — is the top part of the wall treatment. Miter the edges and nail these in — use a level — lol.
  2. 1 x 2.5 — are laid over the top of the 1 x 8’s, creating a small shelf. {you can use a larger board like 1 x 4’s if you want}.
  3. 1 x 2.5’s were also used for the boards running vertically on the walls. We spaced them about 16 inches apart on the walls.
  4. We angled the edges of the boards at the bottom end so they could rest on top of the existing base moulding and we didn’t have to take that moulding off.
  5. Run a line of Gorilla Glue Wood Glue  on the back of the boards and nail them in. A nail gun is wonderful for this!!
  6. Caulk the edges of the boards so there are no gaps.
  7. Paint the walls and the moulding. {It would probably be easier to paint before you put the moulding on – I realized this half way into the project. You would still need to do a final coat over the top after you caulk too.}
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My fantastic father-in-law came over and cut the boards for me. He even brought his nail gun — so nifty!!
Rockler sent me some products to try out because they are one of the newest sponsors of The DIY Club. One of the things they sent me was their Milk Paint! Wow – this is an amazing product! I was surprised at how thick the milk paint was. I was thinking that it would be thin, but it is actually quite thick and creamy!
I used Antique White for the cabinets and the woodwork {I primed the cabinet first}. Milk paint also has a beautiful satin finish, so it was perfect for this project. I actually thinned it down a little with some water and the consistency was perfect. I put about 4 coats of paint on the walls, cabinet and woodwork. I used a small roller to do most of the surfaces and a small angled paintbrush for the corners and small spots.
Ella helped paint the cabinet and room too – she had to get in on the act!!
Then I painted the ceiling:
And the top of the walls:
My father-in-law also ran electricity to the ceiling for a chandelier: 
I put an ad on Freecycle and a woman contacted me who had a chandelier from her 1940’s home that she didn’t want. So I brought it home and gave it a good wash:
It has these really cool long beachy-ish glass prisms.
And we put a new light fixture over the sink too.
I spray painted these shelves so they looked a little beachy-ish.
And that’s one project checked off the list!
Next up: Board & Batten Laundry Room!!! 

XOXO

June DIY Club – Time to Link Up!

4 Jun


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June DIY Club – Time to Link Up!

4 Jun


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Who was crowned the DIY Club winner this month?

22 May
You guys have voted and crowned the First DIY Club Winner!

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17 May
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DIY Club — Please Vote!!

17 May
THE DIY CLUB TOP 10 VOTING
the CONTEST is ON…

We all had a hard time choosing, just 2 each.

There were so many great entries.

Thank you for all your hard work.

It was really fun.

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You are welcome to send people over to vote for your project, if you would like

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You may post about it on Twitter, Your Blog, Facebook, etc.

You only get one chance to vote though

so pick who you think ‘deserves to be crowned’ accordingly

We will announce the Grand Prize Winner on Friday morning.

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7 May

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