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My Dining Room

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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July 29, 2013
juliesmithgay wrote:
How far apart are the 3" strips? It looks great!
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iluv2decor8
Thanks! There is an 18" space between strips.
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February 11, 2013
texasgirl wrote:
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).
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iluv2decor8
Well, that picture didn't work as well as I thought it would. Here is another.
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texasgirl
thank you SO much for the pix!! i truly appreciate it. your walls have a little more texture than mine and they look great. i really think i'm gonna go for it. you did an awesome job on this project. thanks for getting back with me so quickly! =)
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September 17, 2012
orangejungle wrote:
What is the dark green paint color you used? - Thanks!
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iluv2decor8
The color name is "Ivy Topiary" by Behr paints from Home Depot.
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