$80 Board and Batten Tutorial & Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I am SO, SO pumped with the way this project turned out!  Our great friends at Ryobi Power Tools asked us to design a fun and SIMPLE board and batten tutorial for Ryobi Nation.   I just happen to be in the middle of a room revamp for my littlest girl, and I had the perfect wall to ‘play’ with!  Check out how it turned out!

Board and Batten Tutorial

Board and Batten DIY

First, let’s talk about how simple this project is….  We literally used just a couple boards and a piece of trim, and the rest of the wall is made with boards we had ripped from a full sheet of MDF we had Home Depot cut down for us.


We used two tools for the whole thing… A saw, nailer and stapler.

I had my entire wall done and ready to paint in under a couple hours.

Now let’s talk cost… The cost of wood for this wall was under $70.  YUP.  That’s a WHOLE lot of bang for very little buck.

To see the whole tutorial, you can check it HERE for free on Ryobi Nation!

What the heck is Ryobi Nation??  It’s the bomb, and quickly becoming one of our favorite sites to check out for inspiration.  Basically, you sign up for a free account, and then you can share all of your own DIY projects.  You can also check out others, and they do monthly giveaways with LOTS of tools.  It’s a fun way to get inspiration and feedback on your projects.  Ryobi is great about sharing your projects on their social sites as well!

It’s a WIN WIN.  And, guess what?  We are doing a fun giveaway to celebrate Ryobi Nation!

This is the easiest giveaway ever!  All you have to do is SIGN UP or SIGN IN to get entered!  No comments or anything else… Just click over!  Check out what we are giving away to 3 lucky winners!

18V ONE+ 18Ga Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler & 18V Lithium-ion Battery & Charger Upgrade Kit



You must click through the links in this post to sign up.  Our friends at Ryobi Power Tools will pick 3 winners from these clicks!

You can click HERE or the button below to sign up for a new Ryobi Nation account!

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Already a member?  Good for you!  You can click HERE or the button below to sign in to your Ryobi Nation account!

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That’s it!  You are officially entered!  And remember… Once you get over there, go check out our awesome DIY Board and Batten wall tutorial!  We even did a video tutorial for this one!

Thanks again for stopping by!  We will share our winners in a few days!  In the meantime, check out a few more shots of my little gals new room!  I would LOVE for you to share it and Pin It with all your friends!

DIY Board and Batten

Board and Batten Tutorial

Easy and Cheap Board and Batten Tutorial

Board and Batten DIY

And… For those of you that may ask, I used Sherwin-Williams paint for the whole room.  Here are the colors I went with!

Paint Colors Shanty2Chic

Thanks so much guys!


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  1. Cathie2027 on February 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I find that MDF chip and dents in VERY easily, how is this holding up?

  2. Susan on March 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Whoops … also forgot to ask……did you enamel the wall as well as the new boards? Thx! SMK

  3. Susan on March 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    LOVE the Wall!! I have one quick question…. how did you blend the board coming down with the existing molding at the floor? The top of that molding on the floor ( similar to mine) is maybe 1/4 – 1/2 inch deep at the top…. how does the new board coming down not sit out further than that?

  4. Alexandra Lee on December 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Hi! This is beautiful! 2 questions! What kind of base board did you use? And did you paint the moulding to match?

  5. Alexandra on September 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Hi! This is so beautiful! Do you think it would be difficult to do this with boards and not MDF? Thanks 🙂

  6. Guest on September 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I think the wall looks great, what’s with the spelling problem?

    • Shanty2Chic on September 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks so much!! I love the wall too :-). And not sure on the spelling… Guess my spellcheck is broak.

      • Shirley on December 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

        LOL yeah I guess your spell check is “broke”

  7. Margaret Whelan Yani on July 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This room is lovely.

  8. Nicolle Jansson on May 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Not only is the board and batten amazing, but the color combination in this room is a-MAZING !

  9. Debra Lee on May 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Signed up and fingers crossed!

  10. Danielle on May 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Was the wall flat or textured? I’m going to be doing board and batten in my hallways and it’s medium textured. If this wall was also then that may not be something I need to worry about cause it looks amazing!

  11. christi marlin on May 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    love the colors…..Can i get instructions for the curtains? thanks

  12. Ashley Deaton on May 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I would love to win this! I am new to the woodworking game. I have completed a garden bench and have a chicken coop in progress (with a lot of help from my dad). Love your site and all the building ideas!!

  13. Jeannie Garcia-Buechele on May 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I am simply in love with the colors you used, I have got to break free from my browns and beiges and actually use some color in my house 🙂

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