Board & Batten Bathroom

This is a half bath in a beautiful country home.
The homeowners thought this bathroom was too dark
 and wanted to brighten it up a bit.
(no “before” picture…sorry)

They called on me for some help.
So here is what I did to lighten up this small space.

The walls were already painted Wethersfield Moss by Benjamin Moore, which is a really pretty green. There was no trim on the walls so to make this bath look fresh and bright I added the board and batten wainscoting.
Since the baseboards were in good condition we left them alone.
Above the baseboards I stacked the same material as the vertical slats.
Those slats are actually hard board cut into 2 1/2 inch strips
 applied 12 inches apart.
Hard board comes in 4X8 foot sheets and it’s cheaper for materials if you don’t mind cutting your vertical slats down yourself. I have also purchased lattice in pine that is already smooth and comes in 2 5/8 inches wide for this same purpose.
I double stacked the top molding in the same way.
The reds and khaki greens were brought in to coordinate with the color scheme from the rest of the house.

A simple garden hook was attached to the rustic custom frame I made for the mirror.
An easy hand towel solution.
Fresh white wall vases hang from bronze iron star buttons.
I love using these vases for wall art in a bathroom.
You can find that greenery and the vases at IKEA.
The creamy white cabinet was once a blue color that no longer fit in with the colors of this house.
We spray painted it and now it’s perfect for a little storage.

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January 26, 2012 12:18 am

Love it! Those wall vases are the perfect touch!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic
January 26, 2012 12:57 am

Love the white walls you added. The cabinet looks great now painted white and distressed a bit.~Shanon

January 26, 2012 12:58 am

You nailed it (literally) once again. Fresh, crisp and that makes the dark mirror look awesome. I think I have to head to IKEA, I keep seeing those greens and I like them.~Bliss~

Leslie's Garden
January 26, 2012 1:09 am

Love those wall vases! What a unique idea.

January 26, 2012 1:15 am

That turned out so cute. I love the addition of the board and batten. That gives the room so much charm. I like the country accents in there as well.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
January 26, 2012 1:27 am

What a lovely farmhouse bathroom! I love board and batten and you did it so well. The mirror and decor are so pretty too.

January 26, 2012 2:19 am

What great space Holly! Thanx for coming to party at my place!

January 26, 2012 2:39 am

Ohh I love it! So did you paint on the textured wall or did you put board on the wall as well?

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door
January 26, 2012 4:51 am

Absolutely ADORABLE! Love the fresh look of the board and batten! Lovely job!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
January 26, 2012 12:33 pm

Your work is always amazing!

January 26, 2012 2:10 pm

I love it! especially the board and batten. all the details work!

January 26, 2012 3:02 pm

I love your style! I'm your newest follower!!xox

January 26, 2012 4:13 pm

I want that bathroom in my home. Lovely and the white sure made it all complete. Great choices!!!

January 26, 2012 6:51 pm

Love the bathroom especially the board and batten. Beautiful. warm, and inviting!!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign
January 27, 2012 12:02 am

Just came over from Feathered Nest. Love the bathroom, was wondering how you attached that cabinet to the trim piece behind it and kept the cabinet solid not tippy?

chateau chic
January 27, 2012 1:21 am

So fresh, clean, and crisp! Love it.Mary Alice

January 28, 2012 3:05 am

This is just lovely! I love the hanging greenery; it adds just the right natural element.

January 28, 2012 4:02 am

I think you did a lovely job. Thanks for all the \”hints\” and how to's…

January 28, 2012 4:31 am

Love your bathroom! You did such a beautiful job!

Funky Junk Interiors
January 28, 2012 9:30 pm

Stunning! I am in love with every single little detail… especially the vases and mirror frame! Swoon…Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 118. :)

January 29, 2012 9:38 pm

I love how you left the green in there; it's a perfect color, and added the white. Nice and fresh, yet still farmy and homey.

Bridget@Flour N Friends
January 29, 2012 11:36 pm

This is so cute!

February 1, 2012 1:27 am

Wow! What a transformation! This would be a perfect project to link up at our \”impossibles\” party today! Stop by and link up!blessings,karianne

Joanne Baker Cook
Joanne Baker Cook
February 29, 2012 4:23 am

I have been looking for ideas for my small bathroom and this is it! I love the board and batten in white! I'll post some pics once it's done. Gotta love IKEA!

April 18, 2012 11:12 pm

Wondering what you used to make the mirror frame? What type of wood and what kind of stain?

Janet Ramirez
December 7, 2012 4:45 am

Love the white walls you added. The cabinet looks great now painted white and distressed a bit. ~Shanon