Look I Love and How to Get It: Board and Batten Wall Trim

Move over Joanna Gaines’ shiplap frenzy! I predict a new wall craze taking over.

Earlier this week I posted to Instagram stories a look I absolutely love and want to do in our nursery.

I saw this photo come up in Studio Mcgee’s instagram stories and it’s not the first time I’ve seen it… it just sparked the inspiration for the nursery! So I screenshotted.

via @studiomcgee Insta stories


PERFECT for the bare white wall behind the crib in our little nursery. What is it called?! How do I get it?!

Of course, I asked all of you.


Consensus is that it’s a type of Board and Batten – more properly called Applied Box Molding. Applied molding is simply this and is a bit more formal and traditional–at least a bit too much so for a baby boy’s nursery–in my opinion. And apparently it’s fairly easy to DIY (if you have access to a power saw, nail gun, and spray painting tool).

I think this works especially well in small spaces (bedrooms, nurseries, offices, mud room, bathroom, etc.). Or on the main wall of a bedroom! Adding sconces would be an amazing touch.

Here’s more inspiration….


Board and Batten Inspiration:

image via Lark & Linen

Above is standard Board and Batten – vertical lines as opposed to squares.

photo via Studio McGee

photo via Fox Hollow Cottage


You like?! Me too. I’d definitely want to do the perfect square box molding for the nursery (like the photo directly above).

This is the best tutorial I could find online! seems like the job can easily be done in a day.

Otherwise just google DIY Board and Batten! You’ll be able to find what you’re looking for! 🙂

A few of you messaged me saying you’ve tackled it personally, as well!

Have any of you reading ever done it? Do you like the look?