Welcome to Day 11 of our How to Decorate Series! Today Rhoda from Southern Hospitality is going to teach us about one of the greatest inventions ever….beadboard wallpaper! After seeing her post about it a few years ago, I immediately ordered some and placed it on the walls of my boys’ bedroom. Two years later, and it’s still looking fabulous! But don’t take my word for it, listen to the master herself….
Thanks so much, Beth, for asking me to be part of your fab DIY series! Beth and I have been fast friends since we met last Fall in NYC at the Nate Berkus show. She’s a dear to me!
I have been a DIYer for many, many years now and love accomplishing those projects to make a home better. That’s why we all love what we are doing, a love of home and a way to make our homes more comfortable as well as beautiful.
Isn’t that the goal?
Adding architectural interest to a plain no frills home has gotten easier than ever. We all love board and batten, as well as beadboard with chairrail. Adding those elements can really make the difference in a plain space. And if there is one product that I’ve DIY’d and have been ecstatic with, it has to be beadboard wallpaper. And not just any beadboard wallpaper, but the UK Graham Brown Wall Doctor version. That’s the only one that I would even consider using. It looks just like the real thing, no joke!
The Graham Brown version is very substantial, pre-pasted, and goes up like a charm. I have used it in several applications in my old house in AL with great results.
Of course, it looks fantastic with chairrail installed on top, and the great thing is, that it sits on top of the existing baseboard so no need to take that out and start over. I used it successfully in my former masterbath.
I first used it on the ends of my kitchen cabinets and I loved the custom look it gave them. I also trimmed them out with molding and that really made it look like the real thing.
This was also one of the bathrooms in my old home in Alabama. I chose to do just one wall to add some architectural interest to this space and it worked great in there.
Right now, I’m working on the bathroom in my parent’s home that I am currently using. It’s a great way to add architectural interest to a blah space and that one is blah! Once I add the chairrail and paint everything out, it will look fabulous! Be sure to check back with me to see this finished space. I’m redoing the floor too and it’s going to look fantastic!
I’m also very excited to be partnering with Graham Brown in offering this wonderful product to my readers through my new online shop. It’s a great alternative to cutting your own wood and installation is a breeze. I highly recommend it.
If this looks like something you’d like to try, go on over to my new shop to ORDER! It should walk you through easily with shipping added and tax for those in GA.
Thanks again, Beth, for letting me share with your readers. This is one product that I’m so passionate about, I love sharing it with the world. This is a secret I don’t want to keep to myself.
Brilliant Rhoda! I recently lined the back of my kitchen cabinets with beadboard paper and they look fabulous. It adds instant interest without a lot of fuss or expense. I highly recommend it! So how about you? Have you used beadboard wallpaper before? What do you think of it? Feel free to link to your beadboard project in the comments!