If you read the title and thought, “come on Hardware, that was sooooooooooo 2012,” to you I say, you’re right! But two years ago I was pregnant with my head in a toilet all day and and I’m still catching up! This project was really a blog group effort. I wasn’t invited to the blog group per se, but I did follow their tutorials. I spent a couple hours blogging some of my favorite sights and have compiled a list of my favorite tutorials on the matter Sherry & John, my girl Ana, Sarah, and Karla.
As far as this project, you must first know I have had a crush on my cute boy for years. All my babies mesmerize my heart, but even given that, this one was a real charmer from the beginning. I am telling you all this at a desperate attempt to justify my love even though his room just recently looked like this:
I know, it looks like the forgotten-child-quarters. But never fear, I have some big plans for this room. Board and batten is just step one project for the room.
I have wanted to do board and batten but could not find the right depth of wood that would work with my baseboard and I didn’t want the board & batten to be thicker than or hang over the baseboard, and I really, really, really didn’t want to pull off all the baseboards. Then, while looking for rock for the side yard a ray of light burst open at the hardware store. The whole time I had been looking in the lumber section, but I needed to go cheaper. This wood was out in the landscape section. Jackpot. It’s called bender board because it bends of course, they are usually used for flower boxes, so why not bedrooms? ALL the wood was $31.82! Wahoo!
The best part is it is the right DEPTH! No tearing off baseboards or having an overhang.
When dealing with cheap wood, here is the deal: it bows more, it is rougher, more irregular, and well, less standard. If you can deal with sifting through the pile to find the best boards, then sand them down, spend more time on the project and deal with the irregularities, then welcome to my party! Land of the cheap ya’all!
I’m starting on the project today. And I’m so excited. Let the games begin!