I love the look of board and batten walls but can't afford the full treatment right now. I scoured pictures on the web and found that some people are doing a faux treatment and it turns out pretty effective. So without hesitation...I decided to jump in. I first painted the top portion a dark green (at first I thought...wow that's really dark. But I love the color now). I installed molding horizontally about 5-1/2' from the floor. I next (with the help of the hubby) ripped a 4' x 8' piece of mdf into 3" strips. I then applied them to the wall with construction adhesive and brad nails. I then caulked and painted everything cottage white semi-gloss to match the existing molding throughout the house. Made new curtains, brought the furniture back in. I think it turned out pretty good!
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board/batten - i am seriously considering the faux B&B treatment for my dining room as well. I already have a chair rail and would need to install the battens only. just curious - do you walls have any texture on them? mine have only a slight texture and i'm wondering how this would look with a semi-gloss paint (since glossier paint = more shadow). »