I took these pics around christmas time (obviously!) and am finally getting around to posting:-) and because everyone loves a good before and after-- here they are! You can find Part 1 of my DIY board and batten tutorial here.
Complete with a new bigger rug I got from Rugs USA during their black Friday sale. It said light blue in the description online, but it's definitely more of a seafoam in person. Good thing it looks great that color anyway!
My rug keeps sliding around, need some gaffer tape for that. I also need to add the small baseboard to the middle section, waiting for my garage to warm up- hopefully in the spring.
Man, these stairs were the trickiest!! So many angles. Not just the board and battens, but then the tiny trim pieces inside the box were at such weird angles! I saw a great tutorial on youtube, where the guy cut tape, put them in his angle, then folded it in half where the pieces would meet, then lined his tape up out on his saw blade, and cut the perfect angle every time.
I love how it turned out, I feel like it's really taking this house up a notch. Now if I could just get new carpet and paint/stain the banister, and paint the super tall walls-- but I'm too tired!!
Happy decorating! xoxo, Lauren