Wainscoting To The Rescue!

Hand prints.....
            Scuff marks....
                         What seems like miles of hallways...
                                                                 AND Four young kids...

The only answer was wainscoting in the form of Board and Batten. I realize that this friends home was built and is owned by a high end custom home builder, but this is something that anyone can do with a few skills and if not, easily hired done.
In this three story home, the most used floor is the main floor. Therefore almost every wall was done in this Board and Batten. It not only makes the walls scrubble, but it adds that much more character to an already amazing home.
What I am showing you is the height levels that changed per room and how it all works so well.
What nagged me about this home, was the lack of enough character in the very large rooms. Am I ever pleased with a space? Yes, it was beautiful, but I kept wanting more. After all, I am there a lot. I work for them doing the accounting for their business. Also...
Playing with the kids and watching them grow.
Here is one little ornery boy as I was taking the pictures today!

And helping with the decorating. It's all been a joy and this just makes clean-up easier because not only was Batten put up, but the Boards behind the Batten are a thin plywood to also protect the sheetrock walls.

If you didn't need the protection on the sheetrock, you can just install the Batten and paint the Batten and walls beside it with semi-gloss paint. It would give the same look.
Notice the breakfast room wainscoting was raised to about 6 1/2 foot high with the 9 foot ceilings.
You can see in the before and after pictures the difference it gives a room.
A close-up of the beauty of these walls.
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  1. That is beautiful! I love the character it gives the room!

  2. The board and batten looks wonderful Terry. :)

  3. Turned out great. I did my first board and batten project a couple weeks ago in my boys' bathroom. I just love how it turned out. Now I want to do the living room.

  4. This is beautiful! I was seriously thinking about doing this to our home recently, and your project might have pushed me over the edge! LOL! I love the colors in your home too:) Great job!

  5. That is SO beautiful! I've been wanting to do this in our home but I'm scared LOL Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF

  6. Just added something very similar, you are a feature in 2 weeks on Fab Friday Party

  7. Terri,
    Beautiful!! Love it!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment on my post 57 Shades of Gray!!


  8. Very Nice....Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time

  9. The board and batten looks fabulous, I now have to convince my other half to let me do this in my hallway. I recently started making some changes to my hall and in fact my whole house, to add more of a Hamptons look and this would be perfect. I have just revealed, or rather put update photos of my bedroom which is Hamptons style and in fact, it would be perfect to use the board and battens in my ensuite too.


  10. Wow, so pretty. This ads tons of interst to all of the rooms. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  11. That looks great Terry! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  12. So beautiful Terry! I love wainscotting! Love the letters spelling home too! Found your through Tuesdays At Home party :) Would love to invite you to our party on my blog too, please! Hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com


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