Feature Friday: Tiffany’s Board & Batten Foyer

Adding cottage style to a new home is easy with a few architectural elements. My friend Debbie’s daughter, Tiffany, has done just that by shopping wisely and DIYing a few things herself.

Check out Tiffany’s front door!  Love this mossy wreath she made.  It’s simply hot glued moss on top of a grapevine wreath.
Wish a letter and burlap ribbon, it is such a cute way to welcome guests.

Come on in her foyer and we’ll look around. Tiffany and her hubby have been married a few years and live in a garden home.  They’re getting ready to adopt a baby girl from China this year, hopefully in the Fall.Tiffany found the bench and shelves at a local flea market shop and knew that they would be the perfect addition in her foyer.  They certainly are and add a lot of punch.  After seeing board and batten all over blogland, Tiffany decided to DIY it herself and she did a fab job on this little wall.  It’s the perfect touch with the shelves and bench.With a few stylish accessories on top and some baskets, it’s perfect for greeting guests now.  I love the 3 elements she put together on top.  You might remember seeing that pretty blue bottle somewhere?  Tiffany bought it at my moving sale and it looks great up there, adding just that perfect bit of color.Adding a bench in the foyer is a nice touch too.  She added the baskets and personalized them with initials.Using wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby, she painted them with chalkboard paint and added her own initials for a little bit of fun.  They look great! Next door in the guest room, Tiffany found this great door for $30 and used it as a headboard.  Perfect!All she did was sand down the edges and hang it.  In her kitchen, she has this beautiful fireplace.  Painting the walls with Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay was a great idea, it really enhances her space.  I love every color on this color strip.  She found these great old windows out antiquing around town and they are just beautiful above the fireplace.  The hanging wreath is the perfect touch too, hung with burlap ribbon.She sanded down the windows and this beautiful hue of blue came peeking through and brings out the wall color.

So, if your new home doesn’t have any architectural elements to speak of, think about adding them with board and batten or some fun found treasures to spark up your space.

It works every time!

Have you added some treasured old architectural pieces to your space?  Tell us about it!

- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda. What a great job she did. I love seeing DIY and decor using recycled elements. It makes for great style for short change. I’ll bet their whole home is lovely.

  2. Rhoda, thanks so much for sharing her beautiful home with us!! I just LOVE everything about it. My hubby and I are total DIY”ers and your so right adding molding, board & batten, beadboard they add so much charecter to a home! Have a great weekend, Martina

  3. Looks great! Love those soft touches!!

  4. Wow!!! I am in love with everything about your blog!! I could spend hours prowling around!! I am your newest follower! (also following you on Twitter. I am Twittle__Dee on twitter)
    I hope you will drop by my blog sometime! Feel free to give me pointers because I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am just learning!!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!!


  5. what a lovely home. The door headboard is so charming.

  6. Love her style!!! What are her wall colors? I love them!

  7. Very classy- just the right amount without over-doing!!

  8. I love her wreath Rhoda! So charming and southern. I have been seeing the moss wreath’s all over and I’m really wanting to do one myself. We just got snow again here in Iowa, and being from TN, I am craving me some green! Great post.

  9. Do you think she would mind if I totally copied that door wreath? So pretty. I love it!

  10. Beautiful! I almost went with Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay for our living room. But decided on Comfort Gray at the last minute!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  11. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the color selection. Soooo helpful.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I love that shelf with the hooks and the bench. I could really use something like that in my foyer. Can you share the location and name of the flea market where it was purchased?

  13. I want to try all of that now! Love the simplicity of the wreath. Love the board and batten, and LOVE that door and window! I went to our local antiques place and didn’t find anything useful. I guess I will have to branch out a bit to find great stuff like that.

  14. I love the windows above the mantel, I don’t know what it is about windows but they seem to be the perfect piece for just about anywhere in the house.

  15. She did a great job!!! Love everything. What a steal on that door she found for the headboard. Do you know what size bed works for something like that? Full/Queen maybe?

  16. What a fun creative gal she is!! It’s fun to see posts like this (spotlighting others) Thanks for putting that up!

  17. That all looks so charming. I love the chippy old window & the b & b. We’ve done that in our current living room & hope to do it in our new house.

  18. Ahhh, Tiffany is all grown up! She’s grown into quite the young lady. Pass along the hullo’s to her and her mom next time you talk to them. (El Cajon days before they moved back to Birmingham.)

    Blessings upon the changes in your life, Shay

  19. Hi Rhoda – First, I really enjoy your blog! Second, I am in the process of making the wreath that is featured at the top of this page. Could you put me in touch with the person who created the wreath? I have a few questions. Or maybe you could help, I’m wondering where she got the burlap ribbon. I tried using a piece of burlap, but the edges fray. Did she stich a hem or was it ribbon? Also, did she spray any sort of glue over the wreath? I know the moss I am using tends to fall apart into little pieces and leaves a big mess everywhere.

    Thanks for your help!

  20. This is just beautiful!! So many of these photos look like they come straight from Pottery Barn. Love it!

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