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It's The Little Things That Make A House A Home

Our family room was in desperate need of architectural interest. We decided to do the Board and Batten treatment ourselves and we couldn't be happier with the results! I added the directional markers to the tray ceiling to bring your eye up. Painting the inset of the ceiling seemed a little too typical for me and I didn't want to bring any extra attention to the ceiling fan that we need to keep in the room! I wanted a beachy and nautical feel in the room without being over the top with a theme. It's a relaxing space to be in and it was definitely worth the effort!

To see the Before and After pictures, click here:

And click here to see exactly how we did the Board and Batten treatment on our walls:

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January 26, 2013
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It may be Wedgewood Gray HC-146 by Benjamin Moore, but you should visit "It's The Little Things" blog to find out for sure {she lists the colors used in her home}:
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November 28, 2013
Jane Keane wrote:
wall color please
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September 19, 2012
Chrissy Fulcher_cahoon wrote:
I love the wall color what is it
August 17, 2012
Beth Tanner wrote:
Love the candle lights on the mantle. Where did you get them?
October 30, 2011
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These are similar to the colors we want
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Cute compass directions! Interesting mantle arrangement too. We could easily pull that look together in your room
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set up similar to our den, the furniture piece doesnt look bad in front of the window
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Do thicker crown moulding around FP?
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direction markers
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Wedgewood Gray HC-146 by Benjamin Moore
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Compass on the ceiling!!
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