Board and Batten

Master Bedroom Reveal

It’s finally reveal day for this 6 week, One Room Challenge, and I couldn’t be happier with how the transformation for the master bedroom turned out.

To see all of the amazing One Room Challenge designer reveals be sure to click here.

But first, before the reveal let’s appreciate how the room looked BEFORE, and what was accomplished in the last 6 weeks.

Mood Board & Sources in week 1
Installation of whole room board & batten in week 2
Painting of Trim & Shiplap Ceiling in week 3
Building an Upholstered King Canopy Bed in week 4
Picking custom bedding pillows in week 5


The Reveal: Master Bedroom


Building the king upholstered canopy bed. Yes, BUILT, from scratch and I couldn’t be more tickled with how it turned out. My inspiration bed wasn’t fitting into the budget and I didn’t want to compromised so the week the challenge started I committed to figuring out how to build this bed… without any type of tutorial (because one doesn’t exist. My tutorial is coming soon!). The construction of the bed started with a trip to the lumber yard to purchase ASH wood (stains similar to white oak, hard wood, half the price). Took 5 pieces of lumber, trimmed them down, stained them and constructed an entire king bed! (see week 4 for all the details).

The upgraded decor with Blue & Co. a company who creates designer pillows and names them after those who have Autism. Sitting down and designing custom pillows to elevate the space was such a fun process for myself who mainly works with power tools. Use the code HONEY15 for 15% off your entire order ๐Ÿ™‚

The ceiling was already part of the space, but painting it extra white to match the walls really makes the room feel so much more cohesive, and how about that ceiling fan. #allthehearteyes.

Board and Batten around the entire room. This install took up the first two weeks of the one room challenge and I think pictures showcase how drastic of a change it made in the room for minimal cost. I decided to rip down 1/2″ MDF into 2″ strips and 5″ strips to achieve a floor to ceiling vertical board and batten. Painting was a little but more difficult of a feat than I had anticipated. Switching from Revere Pewter to Sherwin Williams Extra White makes the space feel fresh, a little luxurious, and much larger.

High & Mighty helped hang these HEAVY mirrors without tools, yes! Isn’t that crazy? They recreated a strong enough bracket that goes into the sheetrock. No need to find a stud or use drywall anchors. A quick tutorial on how I hung these can be found here.

The area rug from Boutique Rugs is seriously one of my favorite items in the room and really makes the whole space feel cohesive, grounded, and complete. Be sure to use code: HONEYBUILTHOME55 to get 55% off the Moseley 8×10.

Sources & Cost Breakdown

Board & Batten Walls:

3 sheets (4×8’x1/2″) MDF = $90
8 tubes Caulk = $19
Wood Filler = $10
2 Gallons Primer = $46
2″ Brad Nails = $7
3 Gallons SW Duration Extra White = $130
Painting supplies = $15
Total: $317 (14’x18’x9′ room)


Canopy Bed:

Stain Existing (colors: Weathered Oak followed by Early American)
Lumber = $313 (20% of wood was left over, but I still calculated into cost)
Kreg jig bit = $20
Kreg Screws $7
Sandpaper = $20
MDF Headboard 1/2″ = $30
Special Screws = $14
Fabric Curtains = $25
Brackets = $10
Wood for Base Support = $30
Bed Brackets $10
Total: $479. (inspo bed linked here)

Rug Moseley 8×10′ $329 with code: HONEYBUILTHOME55
King Striped Duvet $68
Threshold King Cotton Sheets $57
King Quilt Existing – Discontinued
Faux Fernย 
Berry Throw $30
White Textured Lamps
Fiddle Lead Fig Existing
Light Gray Sofa $260
Black Night Stands x2 $302
Arched Mirrors Existing
Ikea Ribba Black Frames x2 $40
20×30″ Prints Walgreens x2 $30
Black Frames Michaels x2 $40
Arch Lamp Existing
Curtains IKEA

‘Emma’ Leopard Euro Shams Code: HONEY15
‘Owen’ 20″ Teal Velvet Square
Code: HONEY15
Long Striped Lumbar Custom Code: HONEY15
‘Lucy’ Bird Floral Couch Pillow
Code: HONEY15
‘Jace’ Felt Beige Couch Pillow
Code: HONEY15
Total Room Expense: $1367
After selling existing bed & nightstands… and deciding to keep the chaise lounge for my office ๐Ÿ™‚
The whole room cost less than the original cost of my inspiration bed. #twothumbsup

Inspiration Room Approximate cost:

Pottery Barn Canopy Bed $1999
Moseley Rug $732
Night Stands $190 each (x2 = $380)
Bedding $645
Sofa $600
+ all the decor listed above $540
Board & Batten $1200 (materials & labor)
= $6096
The power of DIY and shopping sales while still splurging to get what you want.

Tools Used in this Project:

Table Saw
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Paint Sprayer
Brad Nailer
Stud Finder
Orbital Sander
Flood – Paint Additave
Wood Filler
Face Clamp
Kreg Pocket Whole Jig


So what do you think of the reveal? It is everything you thought it would be?

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Cassie Bustamante
4 years ago

so pretty- love the wall treatment which totally takes it to a new level

Christine | Honey Built Home

thank you so so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it elevates it as well.

4 years ago

I definitely guessed the closest amount! Good work, looks beautiful!

4 years ago

Such a great job imagining the plan for that bed – I have yet to go off and imagine something from scratch – I’m so impressed! The bedroom reveal turned out wonderfully – congratulations!

Suzannah Stanley
4 years ago

I cannot believe you MADE that bed. Amazing!!!
This is just beautiful! Great paneling, and I love that you used the oak look wood and let it shine like that!

Angela | MidModernMama

Beautifully done, and that bed is fabulous! Cheers to a fab makeover!

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