Flash of Inspiration

Last night as I was recovering from Lost (sometimes you just have to concentrate so much on the episode...and I find it even harder after I've had a couple glasses of wine) I had a flash of inspiration. Back in October, we put up a shelf in our breakfast nook. I wasn't quite happy with it then, but haven't been able to come up with a solution. Until now.

A few readers thought I should add another shelf. But, I don't think there really is enough room...I'm afraid we would bump into it. Starfish would break. My precious Bobby Flay cookbook would be on the floor. It would be devastating.

It really was a flash of inspiration. From the couch, I whirled my head around and stared at the wall. Mr. VB said, "Uh-oh...what are you thinking?"

Board and batten, I said.

I remembered seeing this post at It's The Little Things. I love her beachy/cottage style. About a year ago, Karla did a how-to board and batten post. This would be perfect for my breakfast room! It would add dimension to the walls, without causing any harm to my dear Bobby! Or my starfish. We had already decided to put a chair rail in our dining room. Instead, we could use this technique (at chair rail height) and bring it around into the breakfast area.

What do you think?


  1. I love it, It is such a great idea. I have a friend who did shelves like this in her living room and I think its gorgeous!

  2. i think it will look great darl! one of my blogger friends just did something like that down her massive stair cases and it looks awesome!

  3. I love that idea! I think it is just what that wall needs.

  4. That space is BEGGING for some board and batten. You should do it for sure. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to look around your's more.