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! 


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