We sighed a deep breath of satisfaction when we finished the board and batten in our downstairs powder room. It was our first attempt at building board and batten. Now, understand, this is the only bathroom on the main level so it gets used a lot.
How do I delicately communicate this?
When someone spends a lot of time in one exact location, one will visually scrutinize the immediate surroundings, nit-picking every negative detail.
Are you still with me?
Here was the view (from the throne).
(Click above picture to read my tutorial on How to Add Board and Batten to Beautify a Bathroom)
What annoyed me about this board & batten is the sharp angles and edges
It had a rustic quality and didn’t look finished enough for my taste. The woodwork needed more detail, and I liked the cove molding on the underside of the ledge. So out came the saw and trim.
Cove molding is super inexpensive ($2-$3 for an 8 ft. piece)!
I love to use this foam molding for accent pieces.
It’s feather light which makes it easy to handle and it comes pre-painted in white or even faux wood grain.
No power saw is needed to cut this! You can cut it with a sharp box cutter or fine toothed hand saw blade.
I used my miter saw because it’s fast, accurate and cuts this cove molding like butter!
I measured the inside height and width of each board & batten box.
Then I cut the cove on a 45 degree angle just like you would for a picture or mirror frame.
(Click for my tutorial on How to Frame a Mirror and learn how to make these cuts)
Next I used my finishing nail gun and tacked it to the wall, filled the nail holes, and painted.
The view from the throne is now complete and looks finished. Doesn’t it look better?
But the window valance above the throne is another annoyance which I’m about to fix!
So stay tuned!
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