I’ve known that I wanted to do a bit of something in our 1/2 bath.. It’s on the first floor, right off the foyer/entry way area. It was just fine the way it was, but definitely needed new baseboards. I’m not sure if there had been water on the floor before we bought this home, but the baseboards weren’t in the greatest shape. Have I ever replaced baseboard before? Nope! It was worth figuring out though! :)
Here are a couple before & after comparisons..I didn’t paint the walls, even though the pictures show it a little differently (most likely the time of day the images were taken).
After I tore out the old baseboards and started in on installing the news ones, it seemed like it would be the perfect time to try some board & batten as well.. I loved this post at Young House Love to guide me along the way.
No idea what originally inspired this emerald green tile on the cabinet shelf.. Eek!
Enough of that… On to the updated version. I love how it turned out, and added just enough finishing touch to the project.
I was proud of myself for figuring out how to cope the corners for a tight, locked in fit on the inside corners. You can do 45 degree angles, but I was up for the challenge of learning how to use a coping saw;
The final touch will be once the hardwood floors are refinished to a dark stain… I cannot WAIT for that to be completed! We will be hiring a contractor to do that though… Erik says no renting commercial sanders in my future… lol