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  1. is this okay to put nails straight into drywall and not studs? I’m just concerned about it falling/ripping out our drywall

    1. Yup, it’s fine! Just angle the nails as you put them in the wall to help hold them against the drywall, and hit studs anytime you’re able!

  2. Love it and Looks amazing. I have been searching for weeks for a DIY board and batten but haven’t had much luck finding directions that fully layout how to do it. So thank you for actually explaining the steps!!!

  3. Hi there! I love how this project turned out! I was wondering what size nails you used? Do you think finishing nails are sufficient could with the construction adhesive? Or perhaps go up a size to 16 gauge?

    Thanks so much for the inspiration for my next weekend project!

  4. Kristie W. says:

    The wall looks great! I really like it.

  5. So, you just did this right over the textured walls? It looks really good! I’m always worried about these stupid textured walls when I think about doing board and batten or stencils. But you really can just act like they’re regular walls? We moved here (I’m in Cedar Park!) from the midwest 5 years ago and we had never encountered textured walls before. It’s still throwing me for a loop. I want to do a board and batten wall in our entry way, but I was concerned about the textured walls. I’ll have to give it some more thought now that I see how good it looks! Thanks!

    1. Hi, neighbor! 🙂 Yes, I did this right over the textured walls – ours are more of an orange peel texture (which is common for homes built after 2000 or so in this area – older ones, like our old house, have a much heavier texture), so it’s not that noticeable. I definitely would go for it! I even stenciled a wall in our old house with HEAVILY textured walls.