Board and Batten foyer wall in three steps! 1) Prep wall by removing baseboard. Attach 1x3 and 1x6 to the wall using wood glue and nail into studs. 2) Prime and paint boards and wall space between boards 3) Attach hooks, door stop, and molding.
Have been wanting to remove drywall to recess coat hooks between the studs ever since we built the house! Finally, here's a pic where it was actually done (from http://www.roomreveal.com/snaps/1550-Duetto-slab-with-a-leather-finish)