November 27, 2019

House to Home - Board and Batten



I think my life motto would be to "cut the chaos", or at least try to.  We can all agree that one of the biggest, chaotic events every day is getting out of the door with all.the.stuff and then coming home with all.the.stuff.  Here's our way of dealing with it all, or most of it.

Our laundry room is located right next to our garage entry into the kitchen.  Naturally, this seemed like the most rational place for a semi-drop zone.  We have a small landing area just outside of the garage entry for shoes, but we didn't' have a great place for backpacks, purses and now coats (thanks NC!).

Although a bit small, we decided to add a quick and easy board and batten wall treatment to the laundry room that would add not only visual interest, but function.  We added this type of treatment to our laundry room in our old house and it was a game changer (see below).


 We didn't have as much space to work with, but we made it very functional, very quickly.  I love having a place to hang everything that is out of view.

We followed a tutorial from, you guessed it, Young House Love - my favorite blog for anything DIY and we had this area knocked out in about 2 hours.  Easy peasy.












We were originally just going to leave the hooks on the side wall, but after a few days, something just seemed off.  We bought a pack of 10 and had a few extra, so we added them to the other wall and it immediately felt better.  You can never have enough hooks!



 **My original thought was to add some fun peel and stick wallpaper above the railing, which I still may, but after my wallpaper nightmare in the dining room I decided to wait a while!

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