I gave you a look at my guest room makeover a few posts back and promised I would share all the details on my DIY Map Dresser and DIY Board & Batten. If you missed it, check out my post on the DIY Map Dresser here. And without further delay; here are all the details for my guest room DIY Board & Batten.
Instead of just painting my guest room, I wanted to add texture and character to the space and you know I am always up for trying something new. Originally I started with using stick-on vertical wood planks, but the height and angles of the guest room walls proved very overwhelming for that idea. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may remember my real talk about this change of plan (trial and error is the name of the game in the DIY world). The walls were damaged from peeling off the wood, so I needed to spend a little more time patching up and re-painting. After peeling off the loose ends, I used Ready Patch from Home Depot over the damaged areas. Then I sanded the patches until smooth before painting. After this little extra elbow-grease, I could move on with a new and improved vision! Bring on the Board and Batten.
I started by painting the bottom portion of the wall Hostaleaf by Behr. I never thought I would put green on any wall in my home, but I have become super drawn to its warm woodsy vibe. This is the second room I have used a green shade (remember the woodsy boys room post?) and probably won’t be the last. Hostaleaf by Behr is especially rich in tone and provides a great backdrop for the decor in the room which stands out from the dark shade.
After painting the bottom portion of the wall, I nailed the wood boards to the wall along the stud lines. Once the seams and holes were filled and caulked, I painted all the boards green to match the wall. The finished look is very polished and cozy! This was the perfect small space to try this DIY project.
Read on for the full list of supplies and step by step instructions for DIY Board and Batten!
Do you have that central hub in your home where everything happens? The space where lists are written, scissors are kept and junk drawers are formed? My kitchen peninsula has become this central spot in my home. This space is where I cook, craft, work on DIY projects, go through mail, and write to-do lists. Instead of running back and forth from the office to the tool box to the kitchen (pulling everything out of the junk drawer just to find one rubber band or paperclip, ugh!), I thought I would DIY a catch-all for the little go-to supplies.
Since I love upcycling, I was super excited to partner with Oui French-style yogurt glass pots for my organizational containers. Yes, the yogurt is super delicious and available in 12 different flavors (coconut is a personal fave!), but the glass pots are also IDEAL for reuse, plus you can buy lids, which make them the perfect storage container!
2 reasons why these glass pots are so good:
The Oui pots are clear which makes the DIY personalization options endless (can I get a ‘YAY!’ from all my fellow DIY-ers?). Once I removed the labels by soaking in hot water and peeling off, I decided to spray paint the base of each pot metallic copper.
The size of the pots is perfect for all the mini supplies like rubber bands, paper clips and push pins that get lost in my drawers. And something not to be overlooked, each jar is the same size. Sometimes when I try to upcycle items to use as containers, they end up being all different shapes and sizes. In this case, I have quite the collection of pots because, well, I like yogurt in my life. This also means that I can always get my hands on more of the same size containers to reuse!
Steps after the break…
I gave you all a peek at my guest room makeover yesterday and promised I would share all the details on my DIY Map Dresser, so here we go! I initially had a desk in the space, but realized a dresser was way more practical because the guest room also serves as off-season clothes storage. I was searching for the perfect vintage piece, but was having trouble finding a piece that fit the space and my budget. So, I partnered up with Brother to create a custom faux map drawer using my favorite organizational tool: A label maker! You all are going to go crazy for the P-touch Cube. It lets you customize your labels on your phone with a ton of fonts and layout options, and then you can Bluetooth beam your design to the label printer– mind blown, right?! Ok, let’s back up and talk about making the dresser. This white four-door dresser fit the space perfectly, so I used that as a base, then made each large drawer look like 3 thin map drawers by screwing on strips of wood, then adding knobs and labels. You may have seen the process unfold on Instagram, and I had a fail when I attempted to make a no power tool version with balsa wood (a soft wood you can cut with a craft knife). It ended up being too flimsy, so I got out my miter saw and drill (side note: I was excited to hear how many of you wanted power tool projects on an IG poll). All the steps for the dresser are after the break!
Now on to the labels. I wanted to give the little pieces of paper an aged look, so I cut up card stock and soaked them in coffee grinds with a little water for 5 min. After taking them out and washing each one off, let them dry out. I designed each label on my phone, organizing each drawer by season and what I would be storing in them. The P-touch Cube can print on clear tape, so when each label was dry I peeled off the backing and stuck in right on my coffee-aged paper, and ta-da! Antiqued labels!
What do you all think? If you try this project I would love to see! Tag #ispymydiy or send me a pic on Instagram!
All the steps for the dresser are after the break! (more…)