Tuesday, March 29, 2011

baby boy board and batten (say that 3 times fast!)

A nursery is such a fun room to decorate! With endless color and fabric possibilities... 
how do you decide on a palette? Well, my daughter decided on bright yellow, gray and navy blue for her baby boy's room. She also wanted the walls to be board and batten. This was our first time doing that wall treatment and I have to say, the result looks great! 
The first order was to choose a gray paint 
We marked around the room with my trusty laser level (great for this) 
and painted the top 1/3 of the walls Sabre Gray by Benjamin Moore, 
and the bottom Brilliant White semi-gloss by Behr.
We caulked around the entire room and then painted all the boards one final time.
Then we got to "dress" the room and put the furniture in place. 
Here's the baby bedding I made... stripe dust ruffle, gray minky sheet 
and one bumper section (still finishing the bumpers)

This fabulous bookcase in the perfect shade of yellow was a shower gift from 
my Golf Gal Pals, don't they have great taste!

Changing table dresser and navy blue rocker/recliner with a handmade lumbar pillow. 
I couldn't decide so I made one side giraffe print and one side stripe. The yellow blanket was hand knit by Nathan's Great-Grammy.
And our last project of the weekend... cornice boxes for the two windows. I made the boxes out of 8" wide pine, having them come out 4" from the wall. I added batting around the entire thing and covered them in the gray graphic fabric that's on the outside of the bumpers. Simple and tailored for a boy!
So that's the baby boy board and batten bedroom! 
All ready and waiting for my grandson due in May.

sharing at Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style


  1. Oh my goodness! It's PERFECTLY DARLING! You and your daughter are the best. I'd love to know how you attached the cornices to the wall. Thanks sweetie! XOXO

  2. we used L brackets to attach the cornice boards. Long L screwed into the board, short part into the wall. Use molybolts if into drywall so they hold! Upholstered it with an electric staple gun, but you can hold the batting in place with that spray adhesive. I actually did make it all by myself while the guys were busy cutting down the new closet doors, I'm an impatient sort! First time for that too, but it all came out great and Momma-to-be is very happy!

  3. i absolutely love going in there and taking it all in. it looks so great! thanks for making my vision a reality!! xoxo

  4. What an amazing nursery. I just love the color scheme. We just decorated our new baby boy's room in board and batten too! Here's the link if you're interested:
    I'm also your newest follower!

  5. WOW!!!! Great Job, I especially love the combo of navy and yellow. The bookcase is my favorite thing in our entire room. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I haven't had time to check out all the party links. This nursery is awesome. Y'all did a great job. Love the colors!

  7. WOW, one lucky baby! Gorgeous nursery!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! You are one talented lady...

  9. Love it! Was the yellow bookshelf painted? Do you know what color if so? Thanks so much. Great job on all the bedding too!

  10. Too cute!!! Does the Sabre Gray have a green tint to it??? I am considering it for a wall in my house. Thanks


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