Initially for this space I wanted wide, horizontal stripes painted on one wall. It would serve as the focal point behind our bed since we don't have a headboard. Then I thought it would be nice to ditch the bedside tables, and instead of painting stripes, I wanted to have floating shelves mounted to the walls on either side of the bed, and possibly have a couple extending the width of the room above the bed.
Then, in the midst of all the remodeling, Kev suggested board and batten. It was like he looked into my secret design heart and pulled out something I didn't even know existed. We have wainscoting elsewhere in the house, and I love it. Doing board and batten in our room is a way of bringing more continuity into the wall treatments, but with a little more sophistication.
The above photos show us playing with the placement of the boards and figuring out the width that looked best. A short while later Kev had it all installed and ready to be painted white along with the custom casements, baseboards and other trim he had installed previously. You can also spy the brightly glowing shoe heaven to the right of the board and batten. It's painted and ready for shelving, so the plan is to move back into our room ASAP and set up the nursery in the meantime (maybe that's already happened since writing this post Monday night PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE).
|After Kev and I painted the B&B and he cleaned the carpet.|
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