Batten Down The Hatches

19 Jan

I’m finally doing it!






I’m finally putting in the batten strips in the bathroom. I’ve had them primed and cut in my basement since the summer and for some reason I had major fears about doing it without any help. Well, I decided it was time to put my big girl pants on and get to work. 

It looked a little like this:


I’m no carpenter and I bet this lady could have done a better job than me but I’m pretty happy with how it looks. Tomorrow I’ll putty and caulk the gaps and prep the strips for paint. Then on Saturday I’m going to hang bead board on  the ceiling and trim it out with a small crown molding and then cover it all with a fresh coat of white paint.

Each batten is hung between 9 and 10 inches apart. They are  not even all the way around because I needed to avoid parts of the sink, the heat vent, toilet paper holder and the window sill. However, I don’t think anybody will ever be able to tell.


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