DIY Nursery Board and Batten

Before we found out we were having a boy I didn’t look too much into nursery ideas, because there are just SO MANY out there. I figured it would be easier to wait until we knew the gender so I could at least narrow it down in that way. Once we found out we were having a boy the search was on! I know I wanted an accent wall, and I also knew I didn’t want a traditional “nursery theme”. I wanted something that could stay even as he got older, and really wanted to stick with more of a color scheme than a theme. Finally after some time we decided to go with a partial board and batten wall. My in-laws and husband made all my dreams come true creating this wall! Also honorable mention to my mom, aunt, grandma, and brother Cole who helped do a little painting in the room!

This is the final product of the wall, and I think it turned out so perfect! Below is a breakdown of everything we used, and the steps we took to get the wall up! 

For starters I will also include that this wall is ROUGHLY 13ft long, and our ceilings are about 8’9”. This could change the height you want your boards! 

Paint: all three walls are painted Snowbound by Sherwin Williams in a matte finish. The top of the accent wall is Woodland Lichen by Sherwin Williams also in matte.  

**disclaimer: since we have highly textured walls we did not do a faux board and batten where you only add the batten portion to the wall. Since the wall would be white we were worried the texture would come through too much. IF the texture doesn’t bother you then it’s way less material and time and you can just got out the whole first portion of these steps.

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Closet Organization

I did a couple of stories on how I organize my closet, but decided to dedicate an entire blog post to it. Let me start by saying for those who don’t know I live in Houston, Texas. This is important because if you live here you are unable to season your closet. We are a lucky bunch of people that can experience every season in one week, or sometimes we have winter in the middle of whats felt like summer? You just never know.

also, another disclaimer I organized my closet based on what made the most sense for me. This could be different for everyone based on a daily routine, or the placement of furniture and closet in relation to your room. My set up also might be changing in the near future as my company turn back to working in office everyday. So the every day clothes that I grab for are going to be changing.

Starting with fundamentals- When I decided to organize the closet at our new house I started with the easiest step 1: which of my items would be folded and which would be hung. Another thing that can differ between people based on their space. I would say we have a very average size closet now, but I had a very small closet in our old house. I’ve include an image below of my old closet as well as a link to my previous post on organizing small closets!

Small Closet: At our old house I had a traditional sliding door closet, don’t know if that’s what you actually call it, but it was 1 rod all the way across, one level.

I chose to hang up only my nice work tops and dresses. Everything else was folded and organized in different types of dressers or organizing bins like the pink ones pictures here

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