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.

26 Replies to “Board & Batten Bathroom”

  1. 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~

  2. 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.

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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!

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