Kitchen Board and Batten continues

This weekend I finished caulking and painting this section of the board and batten in our kitchen.

The top and base trim still needs to be bought and added but we are really liking how it looks so far. I shared here my inspiration and plans to add some more architectural interest to our builder home.

Except for the top and base trim, both ends and the kitchen side of this wall are almost finished.
The wall colour is Benjamin Moore Stone House CC-120 and the trim colour is Benjamin Moore Snowfall White OC-118. Lighting for photos today is not the best. We are getting more snow! How appropriate that the paint colour I chose is called Snowfall White!

It has taken a long time to get to this point, but after almost a month of vertigo I now feel safe standing on a ladder to continue the caulking and painting of the soffit trim. We just bought a flat screen tv for the family room and I'm getting impatient to get started on the trim but I promised myself that I would finish the soffit above the cabinets before starting on the fireplace and tv side of the wall. Now if only I can get motivated after work one day this week.
Before (bad lighting):


The next part:

The caulking and painting takes more time than putting the boards up, but seeing it come together makes it worth the work.

I'm sharing this with SNS at Funky Junk Interiors.

I'm also joining in some DIY fun at The DIY Showoff.

I'm joining WOW at Savvy Southern Style too.

Also linking to Jennifer Rizzo's Pretty Up Your Plain Jane Home Party!


  1. Just beautiful, those touches make a house a home! Love what you've done!

  2. Elizabeth,
    It looks wonderful!! Such a huge impact!

  3. Hi Elizabeth-

    I really like this - it looks chunky and thick - you are doing a fab job. I can't wait to see it when it is all complete.

    My best- Diane

  4. Wow! Looks wonderful. I Love it!

  5. This looks really beautiful! I can't wait to see it done!

  6. Hi Elizabeth, I just love the look board and batten gives a room and yours turned out fabulous!!Can't wait to see it when your all finished. Martina

  7. Elizabeth ... it's well worth all the effort.

  8. Elizabeth,

    The board and batten looks amazing! Love watching you customize your home and turn it into the cottage you want. Hoping you are over the vertigo.

    Your Friend,

  9. Loving it!! I've seen several similar projects around blog land lately, which has inspired me to try it in our baby room. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  10. That is really looking amazing, Elizabeth. You must really being enjoying it. I know that detail work seems to take forever! Hugs, Kim

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your nice comments. I love what you are doing in your kitchen. It looks amazing! Your home is beautiful!

    I hope you have a great week!


  12. WOW, it is gorgeous!!! I really want to do something like this in my bedroom. And I'm glad your vertigo is better!

    Kat :)

  13. Oh yes, it is definitely worth it! It looks great. I am so jealous of you guys, putting up board and batten all over. Would love it too, but halas that project idea didn't get a green light from the one I love.
    Good luck with finishing the last bits of this project (always the hardest).

  14. It looks great! I'm a new follower. I love your blog.
    Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


  15. That looks great! I really want to do this in our house, but the Hubs says "no". :(

  16. OOh....so very pretty!!! Great job so far:)

  17. Hi Elizabeth ~ Keep up the good work ... it looks impeccable! Sorry to hear about your vertigo.

  18. The trim is fabulous , I need to add some more soon

  19. What a beautiful job, Elizabeth! I can't wait to see more! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! I'm going to include a link in this week's highlights.

    Have a wonderful week!


  20. I saw you over at the DIY showoff. I just love your board and batten. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back. We just finished a board and batten project in our mudroom. Yours is really cool. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

  21. Wow.. looking great! I am ALSO in the midst of doing board and batten all through my entryway and up the stairs. It's taken much longer than anticipated, but its definitely worth all the work don't you think?

  22. This is a great project. I adore woodwork- I have a similar design in my sitting room. Stop by Brambly and check out some of the woodwork we've done. The wonderful thing about adding woodwork is that it's classic and looks great with everything. Have a wonderful day!


  23. I love your header Elizabeth! Lovely pictures.

    You guys did a great job on this molding. I looks fantastic. What a great idea.

    Congrats on winning Tina's giveaway!

  24. This is incredible...I so wish I had the skills to do something like this. You definitely added character! Well done.

  25. That turned out great. I like the thicker vertical pieces. I have seen some walls done with a thinner plank, but they don't quite have the look I'm going for. This is more of what I was thinking of.

  26. I was just down at the big box store the other night scouting out the wood for a project much like yours. I'm starting with my bathroom and the style that you've developed with your board and batten is great, hope you don't mind me being a copy cat! Oh....and I can certainly understand the vertigo work stoppage, I suffer from the same thing and a ladder is not your friend when you have a flair up. Thanks again for sharing.


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