Modern Board & Batten Wall for the Home Gym

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  1. Erin says:

    Love you board and batten wall! One question though….did you have to caulk the lines between the thin boards and the wall before painting?

    • So glad you are here! So originally I was going from but I was able to get the boards pretty flush with the wall and since I painted it a dark blue it was really hidden. So I didn’t end up caulking. Which saved so much time!

  2. Tina says:

    Hi! It’s so beautiful! I love that blue. Question, what is the wall color you have with the blue?
    Thank you!

  3. Kairsten says:

    What were your three workout quotes you used? Thinking of doing something similar!

  4. Jillson says:

    Did you have the quote pictures made or buy them??

    • Showit User says:

      I picked the quotes and had them made. The website is listed at the bottom of the post and is called The Handmade Sign Company. Their website is http://www.thehandmadesignco.com and the code CITYGRIL15 should still be live to get a discount. Let me know if that helps!

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  6. lucaslegz says:

    Thank you for giving all of us a great look at the process. May I ask, do you happen to know the exact mdf you used? I’ve been looking on Home Depot’s site and there are so many. I am unsure which you used.

    • Showit User says:

      It was the 1×3 mdf board that has straight edges (not rounded). Sorry I do not know if it has an exact name. I have done three walls like this and used another board I loved as well. It is called “bender board” and you can ask them at Home Depot to show you what it is.

  7. Lisa says:

    Looks amazing- I’m about to do this in my master but I’m hesitant because my walls have some texture. Were your walls completely flat?

    • Showit User says:

      Hey Lisa!! So we had alittle bit of texture and it was just fine. If you don’t want to show any texture, you can add a thin MDF board first, then add the boards. Or you can flatten the texture with skim coating. I hope this helps!

  8. Lyn says:

    Are your baseboards 1” thick? Or are the boards flush with your baseboards? This has been my curiosity with board and batten, because my baseboards are only about 1/4” thick.

    • Showit User says:

      Hello! Thank you for stopping by! My base boards have a small curve at the top and end up being 1/4 inch thick. So I have done this a few ways – angle the bottom of the board and batten all in at the bottom so it matches, or just add it and leave it be – right on top of the baseboard. Since most of my bottom spaces are covered up it really doesn’t bother me. I hope this helps!

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