DIY Blush Board and Batten Entrance
Oh my gosh. I cannot believe the response on this DIY blush board and batten entrance. Late yesterday afternoon I asked what colour I should paint our 3/4 board and batten in our entrance and while lots of you said grey, black and white, the majority said blush.
I was in luck as Magnolia Homes accidentally sent me 2 cans of “Ella Rose” two years ago. It’s this soft pinky-beige colour and I got to work painting. At 10:30 last night I had done 4 coats in efforts to cover up the green.
If you’re wanting to learn how we did the DIY blush board and batten, I will have details below.
If you remember, this is how our entrance looked 24 hours ago. Although I loved the green, I didn’t like how the board and batten went all the way to the ceiling and the colour was beautiful but very dark as we don’t have a ton of natural light in our entrance.
We decided to reuse all the boards from the green structure. It was a lot of work, but this project was free. The only thing we purchased was the pegs from our local hardware store.
We purchased these pegs from Home Depot. Much cheaper than buying the peg racks online that are super popular right now bit seem to always be out of stock – so make your own! All you need is a 1/2″ bit to drill a circular hole into your wood and then put a bit of glue on the end of the peg and knock it into the hole!
As for the actual blush board and batten wall, it was so super easy. You basically make a frame. We used 1×4 for the bottom and top and 1×3 for the vertical planks. I made a Tiktok of the process so you can see how we did it.
For us it took a ton more work as we reused the boards from the existing wall. It took a lot of filling holes on the actual wall and boards and a lot of sanding, but this project didn’t cost us anything!
This is probably one of my favorite projects to date as the pink is a super fun and unexpected color in our home. I typically hate colour in my home, but I think it will be a nice change for a while. It was quite funny – before I styled it last night, I had a ton of inner turmoil.. but it ended turning out so beautifully!
This blush board and batten entrance took us about 9 hours to complete. We started at 1 PM on Monday and I finished doing my last coat of paint at 10 PM. Keep in mind, we had a lot of ground work in filling holes on the wall/boards and sanding. So if you’re starting with a fresh wall and new boards, it will take a lot less time!
And yes, that door is in dire need of a paint job. That will be coming up next – as well as a DIY “built in” bench on the other side of the entrance.
If wanting to purchase anything from my entrance, I’ve linked it all below. Well, all that I could link. The bench we DIY’d and you can find that DIY here.
Let me know what you think of the DIY Blush Board and Batten Entrance. Do you think it’s easy enough for you to try your hand at it?