Board and Batten Wainscoting: Basement Stairway pt.2

I left off yesterday comparing my inspiration pic for my stairway B&B, with my progress thus far:


At this point, I had only primed my wall and boards, but had yet to add the additional trim pieces.


I replaced the old cove molding at the base of the B&B with new foam cove molding found at Lowe’s.  It costs about $4/8 ft piece.


When adding the ledge, I had some difficulty measuring the correct angle, so I used the same technique using a small level and pencil to mark the board where it should be cut.  This was very tricky—I ended up needing to sand the ledge board’s angle down to make it fit.



Next, I went ahead and added the cove molding below the ledge to add a little more of a decorative touch.


You may have also noticed that I am updating the flooring on the landing as well, with the Traffic Master Ceramica Tile flooring left over from my kitchen project.



I am so ecstatic about this people! I’ve been wanting to tackle this project for months now!  Thanks again to Lisa at Shine Your Light and Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl for the wonderful inspiration to get me started.

Here’s a before and after.





Now all there’s left to do is caulk, paint walls and stair risers, and grout the floors! (What about the stair treds? That’s another story . . .)
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  1. Our Delightful Home
    February 7, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    You did an amazing job!Your project looks identical to your inspiration.~Mrs.

  2. Lisa Scibilia
    February 7, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Wow Carli!!! It looks fabulous!!! Those angles cuts can be soooo tricky can't they? But a little ingenuity, caulk and paint makes a world of difference and you totally rocked this carpentry job!!! You must feel so accomplished!! Way to go girl!

  3. Shades of Summer
    February 7, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Fantastic! I love the stairway!

  4. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 / 2:21 am

    This is so impressive! You must be very handy around the house. I love the before and afters, the difference is incredible!

  5. Jamie
    February 8, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks incredible!!! You're making me want to go do my stairs right now 🙂

  6. Noelle
    February 8, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Wow Carli you've been working!!! Your inspiration photo is a perfect template!! That is amazing!!

  7. Brandi
    February 8, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    Carli, you are a rockstar! Way to go! Your stairway looks great.

  8. Terry
    February 9, 2012 / 11:59 am

    I love it…this is happening on my upstairs stairway today! Yeah

  9. Aimee -
    February 14, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    AMAZING! You totally rocked it!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

  10. July 8, 2022 / 1:50 am

    Awesome! You did an amazing job, I can see a big difference! Thank you for sharing.

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