Board and Batten in the Back Entry

The back entry from the garage has been a sore spot for me for the last year.  The kids' back packs always ended up here.  That's fine but they were always hanging on the closet door knobs.  I knew at some point I would have to do something about it.  The door knobs would only take so much.  I told my husband about my plan and he was on board.


Using the same technique as the front entry board and batten, I created this in the back entry.  It was fairly simple since I knew what to expect from the last time around.

Here's where things started on Friday night.

 And now...


I knew I wanted hooks here.  That was the main goal of adding the molding.  I wanted the hooks to be modern and simple.  I searched several places but ended up with these sleek nickel hooks from Ikea.  They were small and exactly what I needed.  I didn't want anything too big and stick out too far from the wall since this was a hallway.  The open door to the right is the laundry room and facing this wall is a closet.

Now this back hallway has function and looks good.  The kids can take off their back packs now and throw them on a hook.  They are no longer in the floor or hanging on my door knobs.  I love walking in and seeing this wall.

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  1. I love this! It looks fairly easy to do .... might have to try this in my hall closet redo. Pinned this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Isn't board and batten so nice and easy to do? I love how it instantly makes a room look amazing! Love your entryway! Thanks for joining our Inspire Me Monday party too!

  3. I too am a lover of the board and batten, Super transformation! Now your entryway "POPS"

  4. I really want to do this to my entry. It looks so nice and clean. You just inspired me! Thank you.

  5. OK, so tell me more about the artwork on the wall above it too. Love it!


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