So, I recently joined the ranks of people who have fallen in love with beadboard wallpaper! Have you seen it? Rhoda at Southern Hospitality did a fantastic tutorial about how she did this treatment on her kitchen cabinets, and Melissa of 320 Sycamore did something similar in her laundry room. These women have fabulous taste, so I knew if they liked the product, so would I!
Here's a before photo of my powder room. Yeah, I was in a red phase a few years ago.
Notice I had already started priming over the red before I remembered to take a "before" photo. Impatient much? :)
I bought a raw wood shelf for $7.99 at Hobby Lobby, then gave it a little stain treatment to make it match the dark wood floors in the bathroom.
I gave the same stain treatment to this Goodwill frame. I'll tell you more about the stain treatment on Friday!
Above is a nice little close up of the beadboard. It feels a bit like foam if you touch it, but how many people are going to be poking my walls when they use my bathroom? (Wow, I have a three year old. Maybe I shouldn't ask that question!)
And just in case anyone wants the paint color, I took a photo of the "recipe." It's a custom color that I copied from Tracey over at Notes from a Cottage Industry. It's such a fresh and beautiful robin's egg blue!
All in all, I would definitely recommend the beadboard wallpaper (purchased at Home Depot, click here to get it)! Check out the tutorials that I mentioned at the beginning of this post if you want the "how to!" They explain things much better than I would. (Largely because my husband hung the wallpaper, I am not ashamed to admit!)
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a Beadboard Wallpaper Party today, so head on over to see what else people have been doing with this magic stuff!