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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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Supplies:

  • 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.

Iron

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.

Glue

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.  

Staple

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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