Creating a Calming And Serene Master Bedroom

Creating a Calming And Serene Master Bedroom by MJ
Hello fellow Remodelaholics! I’m so thrilled to be able to share my latest remodel with all you wonderful fans! My name is MJ and I blog over at One Nutty Girl. When I startedOne Nutty Girl a few years ago I never imagined I could accomplish such a project like this. But, thanks to BlogLand, and all its wonderful inspiration, I have evolved into One Nutty Girl who can accomplish things she never thought possible! I’m obsessed with painting. I paint anything and everything I can get my hands on! It is cheap therapy and the best way to transform anything!
master bedroom with board and batten wall tutorial
The Before and The After
When board and batten projects began popping up all over BlogLand I knew that I wanted that look in my master bedroom. I also knew I was not going to do it until I could afford to lose my oh so nasty carpet. I dreamed about my coastal bedroom and planned it in my head for quite some time. Finally, we were blessed to be able to afford hardwood floors and the plan was set in motion. Previously I had done a practice wall board and batten wall here in my back entry way so I was really ready to go!

The first thing I tackled before the carpet was ripped up was painting ALL my bedroom furniture white. I painted a large armoire, 2 nightstands and a large chest of drawers. I also distressed the furniture and then waxed it. My first time waxing instead of using poly and I’m loving it!!!

The furniture was then removed from the room, the carpet ripped up {oh what a glorious day!} and the room was painted Benjamin Moore Silver Gray on top and Behr White in a Satin Finish on the bottom. In the meantime I had measured the room and gone to Home Depot to purchase the sheets of MDF. I had Home Depot cut all the MDF for me.


With the help of a handy friend with a compound miter saw and a nail gun {great people to know!} we had all the boards up in about 4 hours! He left and I tackled filling nail holes, calking and painting it all….tedious…but so worth it!!!

Board and Batten in the Master!
It was then time for the best part of the room….loading the furniture and starting to accessorize!!

This is the painted and distressed dresser! I kept the same hardware except for the top knobs. They are precious brown birds I ordered of E-bay. I repurposed some lighthouse photos that were in cherry frames by painting the frames white. I added elements of sand, glass, silver, blue and of course a few more starfish!!


I painted the fronts of the nightstands Woodlawn Blue to change it up a bit. I splurged on Pottery Barn lamps and tied a starfish around them with jute string. They lamps are fillable, so I may add some coastal elements inside them at some point.

Painted and distressed furniture!
I brought in a few more coastal elements on top of the armoire and hung an old window over the bed.



I’m sure the room will continue to evolve, like all rooms in my house….it takes time! For now I am just smitten every time I wake up!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. How did you tackle the base boards and the strips meeting? I’m trying to avaoid taking off the base boards. Looks great!