Rest Easy

Rest Easy
Anne and her man both have jobs that require them to sleep during the day (she didn’t say what they do exactly, my guess is vampires), so they chose a dark, slumber-friendly shade for their bedroom walls.  But it ended up feeling too cave-like. Lighter and brighter was the answer, and they opted for a sweet board and batten treatment instead.  And they made that chic headboard themselves with nothing but plywood, batting and nailhead trim!  That almost sounds easy! I think I could make one too!   C’mon, let’s all do it!



  1. November 9, 2011 / 9:00 PM

    Sweet digs, for vampires 🙂 Love the more modern take on the board and batten!

  2. November 9, 2011 / 9:14 PM

    they are my friends! love ittt!

  3. November 10, 2011 / 1:14 AM

    whoah! I loved it! great transformation.

  4. November 10, 2011 / 1:50 AM

    I love it ever so much.

  5. November 10, 2011 / 2:10 AM

    Thanks for the feature!! Made my day!! 🙂

  6. November 10, 2011 / 2:52 AM

    I just love that wall!!!

  7. November 10, 2011 / 7:07 AM

    Dreamy – literally. Gorgeous 🙂

  8. November 10, 2011 / 5:53 PM

    I’m looking to do a similar thing to my bedroom but dont know what type of wood to use? when i find the right width, its too thick. when its thin enough, its too narrow. Does anyone have any suggestions on what material to use? I used lattice boards for a chair rail board & battan look but think thats too narrow for an appication similar to this.

  9. November 10, 2011 / 6:03 PM

    We used 1/2 inch mdf. Had our local hardware store order 2 sheets (4 feet x 8 feet) and they cut it down into strips for us. I’ve heard people say that using pre-primed boards is easier but it was the cheapest way to do it that way. Whole project came cost about 60 dollars. ( and nearly my sanity as well but I think the end result was worth the time)

  10. November 11, 2011 / 2:36 PM

    I love this! so very custom and sophisticated. Well done!

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