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Continuation of Part 1 and Part 2.

Well, it’s finished! This has to be one of the fastest projects that we have ever completed.  I still need to finish some of the decorating details, but without further ado, here’s the time line of our dining room.

This is what it looked like the day we moved in. Note the light and the ugly wallpaper.

We removed the wall paper and got a table:

And here’s what it looks like now!

Here’s the info about what we used in case anyone is interested!

We used 1/2″ MDF boards to create the board and batten.

Paint – top: Behr 560E-2 Cumberland Fog,    bottom – Behr W-F-500 Frost


Baseboard height- 5 1/2″ (based off of the baseboards that we would be matching these up with)

Topboard height: 4 1/2″

Vertical pieces – 49″ (the MDF sheets were 8ft x 49″, so we just used the 49″ to get the most out of the boards)

Shelf width: 2″

Space between vertical pieces – 14 in.

This is what I ended up doing with the shelf.  I think that in the end, there will be very few or no books on this shelf, but I just have to find things that strike my fancy to put on the shelf. There are a few Hobby Lobby items on here!

All in all, I think this project cost us around $125. Pretty darn good for a complete makeover!

Now what? Hmm…who wants to help us with the yard?


As promised, I have before and after pictures of our kitchen today! The before pictures are in various stages of grossness including before we peeled the tile and after we started  removing the texturing from the wall.  And even though it is painfully obvious which are the before pictures and which are the after pictures, I will still label them!












So, there you have it! What next? Who knows, we have so many choices!

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