Weekend Warriors: Front Hall Board and Batten PART 2

Did you miss Part 1? Find it here. We're almost finished!! 

Stay tuned for Part 3 (hopefully coming in a few weeks). We can't work on it this weekend or next, so it will be a little while before we get it done.

At the end of Part 1 we had all of the boards up. We took another trip to Home Depot for supplies. We picked a super fun lime green for the walls!! We knew we wanted something fun and bright since this is the kid part of the house. I figured it would be a bright/neon yellow, green, or blue. Bryan wanted green, and it ended up matching the accent color in Everett's room perfectly. The color is Lime Freckle by Glidden.
All of the nail holes had to be puttied. So tedious. Then you have to sand it down. Yuck. I hate using the sander. It blows dust everywhere.
One of the boards had a huge knot that fell out and left a hole. The putty totally took care of it. I had to fill it in a little bit at a time and let each layer dry.
Anyone else with a dirty mind see what I see? Ha! ;)
This is before I sanded it down. It's purple when it's wet and it dries white.
We taped and put down a drop cloth. DO NOT skimp when you buy your drop cloth. We used the cheap plastic stuff when we painted Everett's room and it was a disaster. This time we just bought the $20 drop cloth. SO WORTH IT. 
Then we primed the boards. The paint guy at the store handed us the wrong stuff, apparently. We got grey instead of white. We went ahead and put it on the walls assuming it just came in grey, but Bryan's coworker said it comes in white and that would have saved us so much time. We have two coats of white over this grey and it's pretty clear we're going to need at least a third coat if not a fourth.
You see those white spots on the grey? After we primed the wood warped. That's what we get for using plywood I guess! I forgot to take a picture but it looked like wet paper when it bubbles. Bryan cut it out with a blade and then I filled it in with putty just like that knot. Easy peasy. We sand and re-primed those spots. You can't even tell.

My daddy gave us a Shop Vac for Christmas and I'm so glad we had it. We have an awesome vacuum (Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner ) but the shop vac was able to suck up the bigger pieces of plywood that landed on the carpet. I didn't really want to use my good house vacuum on a project like this anyway. This was the first time using the Shop Vac. Good we had it out, too, because I broke a glass last night and we were able to just suck the broken glass right up!

We picked out these adorable switch covers. They are mirrors!! We forgot about the light switch for the attic so we do need one more.
Two coats of white paint later....
Love how it looks!
We still have a good bit to do. It needs at least another coat of white, if not two. Then we have to caulk all of the cracks. It's not super noticeable in the pictures but it's VERY noticeable in person. Then we put on the switch plates, add the hooks, and then throw some art on the walls. I think we have decided to nix the photo ledge. The hallway is just too narrow and we don't want anything coming out at someone's head. Then again, it wouldn't be sticking out any further than the hooks. To be determined!  

Things we used for this project:

Stay tuned for Part 3 (the finished project)!

5 comments

  1. Wow! Your home improvement project is looking gorgeous. I love, love the shade of green that you used on the wall. It's the very same shade I have here in my home office! I lovingly call it Margarita Green as it reminds me of the Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix. And I too find that it looks stunning alongside bright white. I'll be stopping by again to check in on your progress...

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  2. I think that looks great! What a bold and fun color:-). My favorite part is the photobomb by your super cute dog!

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  3. Wow it looks amazing! I love the colors! Bummer that the boards warped but I'm glad it was an easy fix!

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  4. I love me some board and batten. Great work on the hall. I love that the board and batten is so bright and clean and classy that you can have fun with color on the top part of the wall.

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  5. This is coming out great! www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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