Tbh I hope this doesn’t go viral because I don’t wanna deal w the mans telling me I’m doing something wrong 😂😂😂
But for my friends who are also not skilled tradesmen and want to do something like this, it honestly wasn’t that hard (I do have ADHD and have done it once before the absolute hard way lmao)
We closed in an old closet on this wall, so this serves the purpose of being a nice feature wall while also breaking up our shitty drywall job.
This board and batten calculator is going to make the difference on whether this takes you 3 days or 2 hours
For the horizontal pieces because my wall is 11ft and the boards are only 8, I obviously needed them to join at some point so we put that seam closer to the corner of the wall where it wasn’t walked past as much – so slightly less noticeable. This guys video was great – link
You want the seam at a stud, which worked out almost perfect for us to use a full 8ft and second 3ft piece. We (Steve) did a 45° cut for a cleaner seam.
You could fill all these holes and the gap between the battens and board now with filler and touch up with paint, I probably won’t because I have ADHD and am onto the next thing 😂😂😂
Also because I’ll get asked – it’s Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore!
Bedding etc linked here!
If you’re more visual, there’s a Reel to give you an idea of everything I’m talking about!