Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
This “little boys room turned momma workout room” is coming along! We have been getting rid of all my sons decor (including huge bunk beds), ordering the workout equipment for our home gym that was right for our family, and figuring out what to do with the bare walls.
I am so excited to be partnering with HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams to show you how easy it is to give a room a facelift, all by yourself. I traveled to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to meet the HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams team and to get up close and personal with their 2020 Simply Blissful Collection. I toured the HGTV® Dream Home 2020 and this really bought the color pallet to life for me.
I fell in love with the Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) in the pantry they showcased and decided that is exactly what I wanted in my workout room. It’s a deep color that is calming but also masculine.
I headed to Lowes to pick up the paint. The entire collection from HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams was displayed beautifully and the paint department was super helpful. I grabbed a gallon of Infinity Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) and a quart of Infinity Finian Blue (HGSW2384).
I also picked up the Purdy 6-Piece Premium Paint Kit. It is a great deal and had all the pieces I needed for the large wall. I also grabbed a mini roller for the boards I was adding to the wall.
Additionally I grabbed my board and batten supplies. I wanted to create a Modern Board and Batten Wall that I had seen on the Plank and Pillow Blog here. The tutorial the Henry and Brooke wrote is so easy to follow and super helpful. I got some other inspiration from the Angela Rose Home Blog and her accent wall here. I sent her some messages and she walked me through the design process which helped me a ton. Between these two posts you can see how easy it is to install this wall on your own.
For this wall I used about 12 1×3 primed MDF boards (8 feet long) that cost about $5 a piece, sold at Home Depot. I used brad nails to install into the studs. Find your studs and create a line on the wall so you can tell where the studs are throughout the process. Want to know how to use a stud finder? You can watch that tutorial here, as well as my regular board and batten wall tutorial here.
I created my pattern that was similar to Henry’s at Plank and Pillow. The basic principal is to start with a large line somewhere in the center and work off from it, with 45 degree angle cuts. I spaced my boards about 20 inches apart. Before nailing to the wall I made sure to find the studs I had marked so the nails were secure. I also used a level to ensure the horizontal pieces were straight. My cute friend Rebeka was a life saver to help!
My hubby and son came and helped me finish the wall and install the higher pieces.
I filled in the nail holes, let dry, and then sanded them down before I started to paint. I also like to wipe down my wall with a microfiber rag before I get ready to paint to make sure it is clean and free of dust.
I was excited to use the paint I had picked up from Lowe’s. This stuff is awesome because it is paint and primer in one, and only requires one coat. You can be generous with the paint as you roll it on with the Purdy rollers. I started with the boards first and then filled in the sections.
This Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) color really turned out beautifully. Once it dried completely I was so smitten by how subtle the color was, but how it added such a beautiful statement. It was exactly what I had wanted.
I added some custom signs that I had made from The Handmade Sign Company that had encouraging work out quotes.
I then used Finian Blue (HGSW2384) to create beautiful baskets for the towels. I love how any color in this collection can compliment the other so well. These two blues together really added a calming feeling to the room.
We installed the workout equipment we received from RC Willey and everything fell into place. I then finished decorating the room and absolutely loved the final product! This place is now a spacious work out room that has such beautiful colors in it.
This Blue Endeavor (HGSW1451) modern board and batten wall created the best standout statement for this room. I could not be happier with the color scheme and what Finian Blue (HGSW2384) color adds such a wonderful serene accent to the space.