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#2 on my Top Blogging Posts

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We’re almost to #1!  If you’re just joining me this week, I’m celebrating my 2 year blogging anniversary.  All week I’m counting down my top 5 blogging posts and having a bunch of terrific giveaways.    If you can find the Just Be Jewelry giveaway here, Krylon’s giveaway here, Colorstory Designs giveaway here and Stamp Your Art Out’s here.

You can see Top Blog Posts #5  here, #4 is here and #3 here.

And now #2…

{Board & Batten Bathroom}

I’ve had this on my WANT “to-do” list since I first saw it done at It’s The Little Things That Make A House A Home.  There is fantastic info on how they did it, plus links to other sites for more info.

Just to flashback… here’s what the bathroom looked like last Friday… just a boring, builder bathroom.

I gave you guys some hints on this project last week.  Last  Friday I painted the upper portion Warm Caramel by Glidden, with my free quart of paint from their giveaway last year.

Over the weekend I picked up my Dad’s nailer and saw to make this project much quicker (2 items that I would love to own).

I started by putting 1×8 pieces of MDF across the top.  I cut it into sections to go around this protrusion.

Then I nailed the 1.5” slats in vertically every 12 inches.

The Lettered Cottage helped me plan the ledge shelf.  I put a 1×4 on top of my 1×8.  It was LOTS of fun trimming out the center to fit around my wall extension… I’m glad my hubby helped on that.  It would have helped to have a jigsaw.

Don’t you love my mold skills… got to love play-doh!

One of those nifty “L” shaped pieces of molding finished off the ledge shelf.

A good caulking at all seams and putty in the nail holes.  I have to tell you I love DAP products… great caulking and their putty that is pink till it dries is brilliant.

A coat of glossy white made everything look just lovely.

I still need to finish the other side of the bathroom… see…

I love how a few pieces of wood and paint can completely change a space.  This was a pretty easy project too.  It was my first time using a power saw and nailer.  So, if you’ve been thinking about doing a project like this… do it!  You can!

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