Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mom's mini Makeover {Kitchen Board & Batten}

Wow, what a week it has been already.  I am a year older, YUP it was my birthday on the 14th!!  I had an amazing little birthday party with some amazing friends, and even went out and did a little dancin'!

Today I wanted to share with you a project I did back in October at my mom's house.  My dad went away for the weekend, and we did a little "while you were out" sort of thing.  My mom has a pretty large dining room, and it was your basic tan builders grade style.

Here are a few before shots, they are the only ones she got, so sorry if they aren't the best!

Now isn't that the best photography skills you ever did see?  It was one of those.. oh crap mom we forgot to take before pictures.... hurry grab the camera.  My mom will be the first to admit, she does not have a knack for photography.... but we all get the point of what the before looked like, right?

I had 3 girlfriends all come over to help, I may have even offered them a beverage or two just for being so crazy nice!  We wasted no time.  One person rolled the walls, one person was cutting in the trim, and 2 of us were busy working on the Board & Batten!

This went really fast!  I truly think it only took us about 4 hours to get the painting done, and all trim put up!

Here is where we left off on Friday night!  note: the bottle of wine was only for photo purposes......

 The next morning I called in my hubby to help spray the room.  He is in fact a pretty darn good painter, with a sprayer or brush!  He pays attention to every detail.  The taping process of course took the most time, but nowhere near as much time as it would have taken to brush these walls!

We sprayed two coats of Behr Ultra (paint and primer in one) and then let it dry overnight.  Here is what the room looked like when we left on Saturday night....  Amazingly different right?

And here is the final reveal once my mom brought in her french provincial rooster furniture and some of her accessories.  I did tell her that the tablecloth had to go, but she did not take a new picture for me.

This was such a fun and easy project to do in just 2 days, and it was less than $200 for all materials!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out where I party at over on my sidebar! 


Comeca Jones said...


Brooke @ said...

beautiful! I found you on organize your stuff now's Link party!

Marla and Steve said...

What an amazing transformation!! Love the after. What a good daughter you are to help your mom with her decorating.

Leslie said...

I love the board and batten. Do you have instructions? I'm thinking of doing it in my bedroom, but I was a little worried that it would be too hard.

Pretty In Paint said...

Gorgeous! i love before and afters!! thanks for following me! I am now following you! I love Glory days, we always stop there on our way to Portland, maybe you could make a trip here to visit the American mercantile!!

smita sharma said...

Mommy makeover is what I desperately need! I just had my 3rd kid and it's done a number on my body. Don't get me wrong. I love my children, but I also love my body. Has anyone here had a mommy makeover done in Dallas or DFW area? I am search for a board certified plastic surgeon who comes highly recommended.
Smita sharma

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