I previously did board and batten (minus the board) in our dining room (here) and have wanted to do it again somewhere in the house. After painting my daughter's room the wall behind her bed just lacked something and I knew it would be perfect to do another wall treatment.
I used the same poplar boards that I used in the dining room. I like to use these boards because they are almost the exact same depth as the baseboards so I don't have any overhang. The only con is that they come in 3 foot lengths so there is a lot of spots where boards are joining together.
I started by boxing out the entire wall with boards. I mitered the corners and seams where the boards join together.
Once I had the outer boards nailed in, I measured and marked the center then nailed in the vertical boards. I then measured the next section and divided that by two. This gave me 4 even sections along the wall. After I had all the vertical boards nailed in, I cut and nailed the horizontal boards.
Friday night I stayed up late and put two coats of white semi-gloss trim paint on the back wall.
You will learn real quick around here that I change my mind 100 times before I find something that works and I love. I ended up switching the color scheme in her room and playing with a few accessories from around the house.
And....here's the wall after two coats of Sherwin Williams Rainwashed with two different lamp options.
First Option: Yellow lamp shade from the master bedroom.
Second Option: Original lamp shade with gold lamp.
The curtains are now hung and the room is coming together. I still have a large blank wall across the bed that I will be working on next.