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How To Add Texture To Board and Batten

Home Office Upgrade Project

This week I added a fabric texture to my board and Batten.  I wanted a look that was more elevated and custom for the board and batten.  Adding texture helps to create warmth and character in a room.  

The fabric was only $70 to cover the whole room and I still had some leftover.  This was a cheaper alternate to wallpaper and looks more expensive.  

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  • 4.5 yards of Fabric
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Fabric Rotary cutter
  • Picture hangers
  • Iron
  • Craft Glue
  • Staple Gun

Prepare fabric

The first thing I did was determine the pattern direction on the fabric.  I figured out this before I started cutting to make sure I cut the correct amount.

Cut Large Fabric squares

I covered the inner sections of the board and batten with the fabric and marked the sides where to cut.  I added some slack in my markings to make sure I didn’t cut the fabric too short.  I cut the large pieces of fabric with the rotary fabric cutter.


Then I ironed the fabric to minimalize the creases.

Use Picture hangers

Once I had more manageable pieces of fabric to work with I nailed them up in the board and batten squares with picture hangers.

Smaller Cuts

Then I did the more intricate cuts with just fabric scissors to make sure the fabric was not too short or too long to fit in the board and batten square.


Once I had the fabric in place I used the craft glue to spray the back of the fabric and apply it to the wall.  


Then I used a staple gun to staple the edges of the fabric onto the wall.  I repeated this for every rectangle.

Here is how it turned out

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