So despite the looming illness in our family, we've been slowly plugging away at the wainscoting (board and batten) in the living room! It helps when you're excited about a project. Makes us want to get it finished so we can bask in the glory of all our hard work! Having furniture all over the middle of the room is also good incentive to get things finished! Here's where we stand right about now. The board and batten is up, mudded, sanded, primed and painted white. We love the dimension and architectural interest it adds to this room.
Please consider ignoring the beige door that leads to our studio. Fact is, I FORGOT (believe it or not) to paint the door white when I painted the trim white back in the day. AND AGAIN when we painted the wainscoting. I'm a natural blonde.
We're still planning on adding some crown moulding to the top to make it feel more finished, and to provide the added benefit of a little shelfy thing for me to put picture frames and such. Kinda like this: