$80 Board and Batten Tutorial & Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I am SO, SO pumped with the way this project turned out!  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!

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!



  1. Jenna Taylor on November 18, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I specifically want to know the wood buildup used for the header of the board and batten wall in the Ellyot room but this post links to a different board and batten tutorial that doesn’t use the same wood build up. I want to know what wood us used as the top piece in the above picture. Thanks!

  2. Nay D on July 4, 2019 at 8:49 am

    So I just did board and batten MDF in our foyer/entryway and my husband thought we should use semi gloss white to match the current wainscoting and trim in the house. Do you prefer gloss, flat or matte?

  3. Devon on November 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

    What is the yellow that was used on the letters? I love it

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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 🙂

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

    This room is lovely.

  10. 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 !

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

    Signed up and fingers crossed!

  12. 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!

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

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

  14. 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!!

  15. 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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