Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beadboard Wallpaper Project

Thank you ALL so much for participating in the Thrifty Treasures parties! They are really filling up each week and I appreciate you taking the time to do a post and link up. Y'all make it fun! Your enthusiasm is great. I am running out of time to visit every one of you each week, so please forgive me if I don't make it around to see all 100+ of you every time. I try to visit, but just run out of time. Moving on....

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Let’s just start by saying this! I’m totally sold on the beadboard wallpaper.

Well, girls I just have to tell you that this project was even easier and looks better than I could imagine. If anyone had doubts about it from my first post, this just might change your mind. This beadboard wallpaper is amazing, that’s all I can say about it. It’s thick, probably 3-4 times thicker than regular wallpaper and I’ve put up regular wallpaper many time before. This is SO much easier to work with. You can cut it with scissors and it cuts like buttah. No shredding or crinkling. So, for those of you who LOVE the details…this one’s for you. Lots of pics, lots of details. I promise you, anyone can do this project. It went so well and turned out so pretty that I’m going to do something else with it. And I know that diehard REAL beadboard lovers will probably pooh-pooh this (and I am a REAL beadboard fan myself), but for those of us who do not have a garage full of power tools, this is the next best thing. I'll go through the steps I used to get it all up there and trimmed out, so follow along with me.

For those who missed the Home Depot link in my first post, click here to order the wallpaper. This is the best price I found on it. It's by Graham Brown and made in the UK.

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So first thing is to measure wherever you are putting it and get yourself a yardstick to help keep a straight line. Measure on each side and hold the yardstick across and draw a line side to side with a pencil. That’s how I did it and it worked great. And trimming from top to bottom is easy, you just follow the lines.

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Wet the back of it in the sink, let sit for 5 minutes. Book it, Dano. I really wanted to say that. :) Anyone besides me remember Hawaii 5-0? Guess cause I am 5-0, I would. Booking is when you let glue sit and activate so it adheres better. Now, here’s something I didn’t do. I didn’t sand my cabinets at all. I just went right over the painted surface, which was a little glossy, but it seemed to stick just fine and I didn’t have any problems with it. But, to be safe, you might want to lightly sand or degloss if your surface is glossy. That’s my disclaimer. I tend to take shortcuts, as you've probably all figured out by now. :)

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My plain jane ends of the kitchen cabinets. Nothing special, but this treatment really makes them look SO much better.

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Also an issue when we got our granite, to keep the countertops level, they had to add some shims underneath, which you can see (well, you can if you’re on your head, which doesn’t happen too much, but still) and I wanted to get some molding around the top of the cabinets to fix that little issue. So, this all worked together for me. I bought a small molding MDF piece that fits underneath the granite and then some fancier reeded trim, not too wide to trim out the beadboard. Keep that in mind. To make this all come together and really look good, the extra trim made all the difference too. When you look at the finished product, the trim makes it appear to be the real thing. Now you wouldn’t necessarily HAVE to add the trim under the countertop like I did, but I had that issue to deal with, so I needed to do that. You may not.

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Another look at the shims under the granite. You’ll see at the end how it all works.

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First thing, I cut and pasted my wallpaper pieces. Only 2 of the ends had to be pieced and you can see the small seam to the right. Not a big deal to me, since regular beadboard also has seams. And I did go back and fill in with some spackle which didn’t totally erase it, but made it less noticeable. If I had worked a little bit harder with it, it probably could have totally disappeared, but have I mentioned I’m not a perfectionist? I’m a “if it looks good, then I’m OK with it” kind of girl. So, that’s the first step. Cut, paste and smooth it out. Make sure you smooth all the bubbles out after you get it in place before it dries. That really wasn’t a problem. I just used my hands to smooth it out and it totally lays flat. No bubbles or anything.

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So, this is what it looks like on one end after the paper is in place. Not bad at all, huh? Lookin’ good already and it’s not even painted OR trimmed out. Wait til you get to the bottom pics.

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I did this on the top cabinet too. Same process. See the good thing about this method is, if you were using real beadboard it would really stick out from the cabinets pretty far and you’d have to get some bigger trim to trim it out and hide the edges. This way, the wallpaper just snuggles right up to the existing molding and then all I had to do was add molding on the right side and bottom to trim it all out. You’ll see in a minute. This doesn’t add a lot of unnecessary bulk to your cabinets, BUT you get the same look.

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Again, the small cabinet above the fridge got the same treatment.

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Here’s the spackle I used. I used it on the seams and also in the bigger gaps that I had with the old molding and new molding in a couple of spots. Spackle and caulk is your friend, as I told you when I did this project. You can hide a world of sins with caulk. :) Believe me, I know.

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Next up is the molding just under the granite to hide that ugly. I used my miter box and trimmed it to fit each angle and put that molding all the way around the kitchen cabinets under the granite. Used finish nails and wood glue to put it on here. I am NOT a good finish nailer. You will see in the final pics that some of my nail heads are sticking out. They kept bending and I couldn’t get all of them in all the way. Oh well. I really don’t care too much, I just painted over them. :) A real carpenter would fire me. Again, caulk or wood putty goes in the corner to fill in for painting.

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Nailing and gluing. Next you’ll see the reeded wood molding I used on the edges of the beadboard wallpaper. This is small and dainty and I like how it looks and it sort of mimics the beadboard effect. I just added it right on top of the wallpaper and flush with the edge of the cabinet corner. Again, you’ll caulk on both sides if there’s a little gap.

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Mitered the corners where they meet. Again, nailed and glued with wood glue to get it on here. I’m not great at measuring, but again, it just takes some patience and perseverance and YOU can do it too.

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So, one by one, they all got the trim molding attached. Everything got caulked. Wherever you see any gaps inside or out should be caulked. That just makes the final paint job look so much better if you do this.

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Caulked and ready for paint.

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Same in the master bath. I did both vanities in there too. After all the caulking and nailing, then it’s time for paint.

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I love to use this small weinie roller I got at Lowes for projects like this. Works great and with the small brush, they work together well. I rolled the paint on the wallpaper and used the brush to go back and smooth out around the edges and on the molding. When we moved here over 3 years ago, I discovered our doors throughout the house were primed but never painted, so I had to track down a good trim paint color in gloss to paint all the doors and match our existing trim . I also noticed that the trim color that was already here matched the kitchen and bathroom cabinets to a T, so it made it easy once I got the right match of paint to touch up the kitchen cabinets and all the trimwork. In case anyone is interested, I got Anthem White from Valspar (Lowes) and it’s a perfect match to my trim and cabinets. If I was choosing trim paint myself, I probably would have chosen a creamier white, this one is a little bright white for me, but bright white does look good next to other colors. And I wasn’t about to paint out all my trim just to change the color. This one is just fine thank you.

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So, after 2 coats of Anthem White on it all, here they are! I just LOVE how this turned out and would do it again in a minute. I’ve already got plans to add some of this to the master bathroom walls around the whirlpool tub.

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Nice huh? Would you ever think that this is not the real thing? I really don’t think that someone coming in our house would ever know the difference even up close. The paper actually has a little texture to it that mimics wood.

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Here you can see my messy nails, but that’s OK. It’s not bad if you’re not right on top of it. And see, you can barely see the seam after it’s all painted. I did try to sink the nails, but I'm not all that good with counter-sinking. I may go back and work on those nails a bit better.

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Side panel by the dishwasher.

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Looks great to me!

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From a distance. This is how most people will see them anyway, not up close.

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Little cab above the fridge. The great part about painting is that you seal down the edges at the top and sides and it totally looks seamless. I did 2 coats of white high gloss trim paint on it.

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Bathroom cabinet

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Another angle.

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So, that’s it! I hope this will inspire some of you to try this too. It’s a no-brainer for those of you like me who do not have power tools at home and don’t want to get into major remodeling with the real stuff. I think this gives exactly the same look for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, you don’t have to remove any molding to use this. It goes right up next to what you already have, which to me is ideal even if you wanted to use it in a small bathroom on the walls. No removing the baseboard molding. All you’d have to do is put up the wallpaper, add some chair rail molding on top and that’s it. I’m SOLD on it and I hope you’ll try it too and let me know how it works for you. I know if you have small children that tend to run into cabinets like this, it might be a problem, but for most areas without high energy kids around, you would be fine, I have no doubt.

I can see all sorts of possibilities for using this: Back of a hutch or kitchen cabinets with glass fronts, powder room or small bath on the walls under chair rail, inset in a piece of furniture (drawer or door), on the end of a headboard or footboard with recessed panels, on a ceiling, lots of possibilities. So, what are you waiting for?

I spent a total of $50 on the wallpaper AND trim for this little project. Can you say a LOT of bang for the buck?! And I’m not stopping with this. I’ve got some left and will definitely be putting it to good use.

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randee said...

rhoda - what a great product & the results were amazing. i would never have the patience to do all the steps, though.
how long did it take you, start to finish? & speaking of finish - it really did finish the kitchen. looks very custom.
blessings -

Debbie's Garden said...

That seriously looks wonderful!!! Adding the trim and paint really dresses it up. What wonderful kitchen "jewelery" it turned out to be.

Vanessa said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!! It is awesome! What a difference, the cabinetry is looking great!! You've done a good job eith tha wall paper. Super! Best, Vanessa

jabee said...

You have solved a problem I've been mulling over for 9 years and convinced me I can DO IT!!!

Thank you.

Linda said...

Rhoda, that looks fantastic! You did a wonderful job! Hubby put up a lot of beadboard in our house (1 bath, back door entry, sitting area of kitchen), and I can't tell the difference between mine and yours! Can't wait to show him your project. Now I am thinking that I would like to put it on the ends of my cabinets, too. I'll bet you are causing a "run on the beadboard wallpaper" at the Depot! Linda

HappyNester said...

You totally inspired me with your first post, about the wallpaper. I ordered the wallpaper yesterday. I had been wanting to use real beadboard,as well for my cabinets. My husband is so busy, but this I can do myself. I am very excited to hear it turned out well. Thanks for sharing. I did not even know the paper existed.

Picket said...

OH my word girl!!!!! I love this...I have wanted to put beadboard up in my little bathroom for years but I was afraid to try but this I can do!!!!! It turned out great...oh I can't believe this..tell me where you got the beadboard wallpaper...did I miss seeing that in the post? I will be doing this! What a great inspiration girl....keep them coming...and let me know about the wallpaper...I gotta get me some!

Kammy said...

Holy Cow Rhoda !!!
I love beadboard - and this is something I can do ! My mind is wheeling with the possibilities !
Your kitchen looks just great !
Hugs ~ Kammy

The Brannon Family said...

Love it! It looks amazing for wallpaper! I think I can see this in my laundry room in the near future...

Brandi said...

Great job Rhoda!!! It turned out fantastic!

Nancy said...

Wonderful!! Thanks for the step by step! Reading this, I feel that I can do it! I have a wall in the kitchen which is too tight a spot for the thickness of the real thing. This would definitely do the trick! Thank you, too, for the answer on my blog!
~Nancy

Suzan said...

I am SO ready to do this project! Especially now that I see how well it worked on your vanity. I hate the sidewalls on mine!

Kathi said...

WOW. That looks great! You continue to amaze me with your projects and ideas! I'm looking around to see where I can use this!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love it, Rhoda! You'd never know from the pictures that you used wall paper. :)

Rachel said...

Very nice!

lil mama said...

Oh how I LOVE it!!! I'm in the middle of a pretty big kitchen makeover and just added beadboard to the sides of my cabinets. Sure wish I'd seen this first! It'd probably work well for a backsplash, eh? oooohhhhhh...love it, love your blog! I'm an regular reader but first time commenter!

K said...

Love love love it! I wish I owned where I live, because I would totally do this. It is hard to believe it isn't real.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ok seriously this is awesome! I have never seen beadboard wallpaper and this really looks incredible! What a huge transformation! I have to find some of this, Thanks for sharing! This has to be one of my favorites!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I remember when Kat did this with her mother's cabinets, back in the GI days.
Yours looks fabulous, Rhoda. I may have to try this somewhere, too. Maybe in our bathroom. It would be a small job, since there is only one cabinet end to work with. May be a good place, to start, for a beginner!:-)

I've tried getting around to everyone on the list, when I participate in an event and don't seem to manage it. It really is difficult and I just have to do what I can do. So I totally understand!

Stacey said...

Rhoda, that project is amazing. I'm so glad you shared other ideas about what to do with it. As I take the wallpaper off of my walls - I will definitely not put more up. But on a piece of furniture or something is a great idea. :)

Natalie said...

Wow! You are really something! Thank you for the detailed instructions. I think this is something I can do!

It looks terrific and reiterates that God is in the details....

Hugs!

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Rhoda!

The beadboard wallpaper looks great! I love it!
I've got a tip for you on those pesky nails....next time buy "Finishing Nails". They don't have a traditional style nailhead. A finishing, or finish nail, has a somewhat rounded head not much larger in diameter than the shaft of the nail, and has a slight indentation in the top. You can buy something called a "nail set", or just use another bigger nail, or screw to drive them all the way into the surface you're working on. Then, when you spackle, you won't ever see them at all!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Lisa said...

I love the way it looks!!! If we weren't renting for the next six months, I would be tempted to fix up this kitchen. There are white cabinets, and gee, it would add value...nah, I will try to be patient and wait for the house. Mustering up patience is very, very difficult for me.

Mrs. C said...

Wow! What a wonderful look in your kitchen. Who would ever know it's wallpaper? Great job!

Anonymous said...

Good Lord Girl! You've been busy. It looks great and I love the outcome. gotta love a woman who's not afraid to try new things.

Living With Lindsay said...

This is great, Rhoda! I hadn't heard of the bead board wallpaper until you mentioned it the other day. It looks great!

"Blossom" said...

Looks great; my daughter might like to use this in her bathroom.
She is staging and cleaning ready for sale and this just might work for a bathroom for her.
thank you for sharing.

g.suzie said...

Ok Rhoda, so my wheels were spinning through the whole process. I can think of 3 places already that beadboard wp would look great at our house and be an easy remedy!
Thanks for sharing. . .

Beth said...

Wow. I am truly inspire to try this in our foyer! Thanks so much for taking the time to take us through it step by step :).

RaisedInCotton said...

OHHH Rhoda this is WONDERFUL! It looks so real and perfect with your lovely granite.

Thank You!

Carol

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

rhoda - love it. And I love that it doesn't add depth to the cabinets as that is a problem with most of us. I also wonder if it could be added to the front of a dishwasher to make that blend into the cabinets like a more expensive cabinet front dishwasher- hmmmm
~tammy

Smilingsal said...

Good job. Everything looks so neat. I love the blue color on that one wall.

Shelia said...

Morning, Rhoda! You've certainly sold me on this great wallpaper! I love it! It really does look like the real thing and much easier! You're wonderful! Thanks for all the instructions, too!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Becky K. said...

It looks so real!!!!

Now I am back to the idea of beadboard for my backsplash...but with this paper. A heavy gloss paint would seal it up nicely.

To tile or paper...that is the question I am pondering now.

Hmmmm....

Great job!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Rhoda, this looks great. I may use this as bead board in my dining room!!

KK said...

Thanks so much for sharing the step by step. Yours looks fantastic! I'm sure you are very proud of this project!
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Susy said...

What a great idea! It looks fantastic, and is such an inexpensive fix! Thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

Another great project girlfriend!

Hugs!
Kat

Still Learning said...

Once again you have completely amazed me. I am so impressed. I had no idea about the beadboard wallpaper. I love it.

Genius. And I wish even more that you were my neighbor!

Terri and Bob said...

I have been eagerly waiting to see how you liked this paper. I am eager to give it a try now, too!

ButterYum said...

I was already very interested in this product, but now I'm completely sold!

Louisiana Laura said...

So Cute! Can't wait to try this. Posted an entry dedicated to this project! So cute. I will be trying this to repair a chair rail gone bad!
Laura

Desiree said...

Wow Rhoda, what a wonderful project. It really looks fantastic...you are sooooooo full of great ideas...thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

That's it. I'm sold. What a great detailed post, Rhoda! The paper looks spectacular on your cabinets!

marty39 said...

It looks fabulous. They have made such strides with wallpaper. I love how it covers up the space between the granite. We had the same problem when ours was installed. A couple places have shims. Great instructions. Hugs, Marty

Cherri Engle said...

I am just so amazed at how wonderful it turned out. I have never even known that they make beadboard wallpaper until I read your post yesterday. Thanks for showing us such an amazing 'how-to' on this. Just wonderful!

ABamaMom said...

So awesome! I'm getting some for my sewing room...Oh Yeah! (Even though I h.a.t.e. wallpaper...well, what I hate is taking it down!)

Frugal Fine Living said...

Rhoda, your cabinets look fabulous! It really dresses them up. It's hard to tell the difference between the beadboard wallpaper and the real thing!

Regarding the nails, there's something you can buy called a hand-held countersink bit. It's easy to use. You just position the tip over the nail head, give it a few taps with a lightweight hammer, and it pushes the nail heads below the surface of the wood. Once you fill them with wood putty and sand once dry, you can't even see the nails.

Jane

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

Wow, I love how these turned out!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhoda, I'm amazed! And you, my dear, get an A+!

I have pics of my bathroom will the real deal. We put it up horizontally because that is how the original was put up if you did an entire room in bead board... cellings and walls. Be sure to check it out. It's not the paneling, but actualy boards. I honestly think this paper has the same kind of definition in between the beads and boards that the real deal does. :-)

I might try this in my kitchen. I wonder if you could do it on all the cabinet doors, and if so, would it hold up well???

XO,

Sheila

A Touch of Country said...

Rhoda, What a transformation! I think it adds so much character to your cabinets.

P.S. I would hire you in an instant!

Crystal said...

The ends of your cabniets, what a great idea!! I saw this at home depot the other day and now need to go back and get some! It looks terrific!
I recently painted my hall bath cabs and didnt take off my toilet paper holder - dumb! This is a great solution, I can just caulk the holes and cover up with this wallpaper and repaint. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Blessings!

Jadehollow said...

I love it!! You did a fantastic job and I can't believe it's wallpaper WOW! I have been waiting for months for my husband to do the beadboard along the bottom of the chair rail in my dining area.. well now the wait is over! This is something I can do all by myself. Thank you so much for your detailed tutorial.. the way you always break down your projects for us is the best in blogland.
Hugs,
Debbie

Schultz Family said...

I absolutely love your blog and your eye for decorating. Do you share paint colors b/c I love the green in your kitchen. If so, I would love to know the name. I have yet to figure out how to blog, but you could email me at shannonschultz@cfl.rr.com Thanks so much for inspiring us all to make our house a home. xo

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

This looks absolutely fantastic! It made a huge difference in the way your cabinets look.

Prior to your post last week, I had read where it looks just like the real thing but I wondered it that was just sales hype. I'm glad to know that you concur. I had already planned to order some in the near future for my "beachy bedroom re-do" but once you posted about it, I decided to order right away. I didn't want to take the chance of it being sold out after your post! Lol. It should be here any day and I'm so excited to get started on my project after seeing how great yours came out. Thanks!

Kate Murphy said...

Awesome idea and good job it looks flawless!

Brenda Eason said...

Rhonda, tried to do Mr. Linky to may page to take part in your party,but for some reason it didn't come up.This is a head board on a budget.I would love for you all to come see'http://countryromancefromtheheart.blogspot.com/

paintergal said...

OK, I think you've sold me!
I do have a question though, can you use it without adding the trim around?
This would be perfect on the island I made.

Lylah said...

Rhoda...so glad I stopped by with my coffee this morning....THIS is totally amazing...didn't know such stuff excited!

We had beadboard put into a second home and I love it...but professionals added the lovely touch. Thanks for doing this post! Awesome...Lylah

Heather said...

Wow, it looks fantastic - I love the dimension it adds to the cupboards. Great Job!

Joanna said...

Rhoda,

It turned out great! I just love it and will be using this somewhere in my house!

julie & joe said...

That looks awesome! No one would ever know it was wallpaper. Can you come do my cabinets ;)

adsgram said...

Your work looks awesome...be proud of yourself. You did great!


Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

mary beth said...

Oh my goodness! We are building and I have been wanting to use some beadboard and I know hubby wont want as much as I do, so this may be just the perfect way to go! You did such a great job showing us the step by steps! Thanks a million! By the way, what is that color green that you used? I love love love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, it looks fabulous! You always have the best ideas. I absolutely love stopping by your blog because I'm always going to learn something new. It looks great!!!

randee said...

thanks for the info. we have a itty bitty cottage in south carolina where this would work out so great.

and - i'd love to do this in my laundry room here. i agree with A Touch of Country. i'd hire you in a second, also! wouldn't you like to get out of the heat & humidity for a few days in ohio? it's going to be in the 70's today.

i think you should do a subscription newsletter. your tutorials and tips are so well presented. where can i sign up?

The Mrs. said...

Rhoda! You're the queen of solutions! I can't wait to use this in my house. I'll email you when I do.

Thanks!
Susan

Gwen said...

Fabulous! We must have learned carpentry from the same person...and we were both asleep in class. LOL
Works for me and obviously, you!

I just may have to try this, just have to figure out where.......

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Rhoda! That looks fantastic! Thank you so much for showing us so many photos. I swear I can't tell the difference between your "beadboard" and all the real beadboard we installed in our kitchen. And since there's this one cabinet that I've always thought we should have wrapped with beadboard... but it's too late after you add the moulding and install the countertops... THIS could be the perfect solution. And, hey, as picky as I am, I'm totally from the school of "if it looks real it's good enough for me". And I totally trust your judgement. Looks like I'll be online with Home Depot today! Thanks!

grannyann said...

I love it!! You did a great job. I must try it.

Anonymous said...

Love it Rhoda....we used the real thing on my island...I swear yours looks as good !!!

Thanks for this tip !!!

Kathy :)

Blue Creek Home said...

Yes Ma'am, you have certainly inspired me alright! I am ordering some right now. Great job.
Rhonda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OH WOW! I am so impressed!

Rhoda, Thanks so much for demonstrating this for us. I'm convinced!

What do you think about using it for a backsplash??

Anna Sophia said...

Oh my! That is just so yummy! I am fully and totally inspired by this! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a Blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhoda,
Wow! This looks so authentic and I love the transformation it made to your cupboards. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for the remainder of the roll. I will definitely be filing away this info for a laundry room makeover I've been thinking about. TFS!
Sheila

Carmen said...

Looks great! I have never heard of that wallpaper. I love beadboard too. I have some in my half bath (which actually needs to be painted).

jewelryandgiftsbyrebecca said...

Wow, that looks beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Picket said...

Thanks for the info on the wallpaper girl...I am gonna try this for sure...maybe later on this Summer but it is on my list! lol Have a great day!

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

Love it!!! It looks so nice!

Southern Savvy said...

Wow - great impact! I will keep this in mind for the future!

Christina said...

Rhoda,

This is fabulous!! Really amazing and it looks just like beadboard.

Gina said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I have a bar that needs some serious attention and seeing that I'm not very handy with a saw I was afraid to do it with the real thing. I can't wait to try this out! Yours looks amazing!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

That is so pretty - I might have to try it in one of our bathrooms.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Just awesome. I can't wait to go shopping... this is not a good thing.

Donna

Doris said...

Wow, that turned out great. You have given me so many great ideas since I found your blog last month.
Please keep them coming!

Doris

The Cherry Family said...

that is amazing!! now... where can I put this wallpaper...

blushing rose said...

That is awesome. Never heard of wallpaper beadboard before. Congrats ... it is beautiful. TTFN ~Marydon

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks girls! I'm so glad ya'll liked this one. I really am impressed with the stuff, so I hope you'll all try it somewhere too.

For those of you asking about the kitchen paint color, it's Laura Ashley Olive 4, found at Lowes.

redsoxmom said...

I think you have solved my dilemma with sprucing up my white kitchen cabinets, as well as the one in the hall bath!! I've wanted to beadboard them, but didn't want to deal with all the work that is involved--this is a fantastic alternative! I think I can even leave hubby out of it (that'll make him happy). I'm excited!! Thanks so much for sharing dear Rhoda.

Hugs,
Linda

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I love it. Looks like the real thing.

Lois Grebowski said...

WOW, Rhoda. That looks awesome! And you're right, that's is such a great idea when you want the look without the bulk.

Keep the ideas coming!

Dirt Princess said...

Love it! I used to use a patterned wall paper a lot on projects. I can't remember the name, but it came in 100's of patterns, and was made to be painted. It was GREAT! I will have to see if I can find it

Kristi said...

Rhoda, You are amazing! That is wonderful and I give you so much credit for doing all that work!

I'm currently in the middle of refinishing my sewing cabinet. It is a lot harder than you make it look! I need to run out and get my FOURTH can of spray paint!! I just hope in the end that it turns out as nice as your projects!

I have to quite beating myself up as I've got two little kiddos running around to take care of and keep out of the messes I make with projects!

Kelli said...

WOW! Hats off you ya girl! Anxiously waiting until I can try it out for myself!!

Stephanie said...

Oh my heavens, I LOVE it! I am seriously gonna have to try this somewhere!

Joy said...

I'm so glad you showed us how great that wallpaper looks. You're right, it looks like the real thing!
Terrific job!

Laura said...

Rhoda it looks amazing.

What a great tip. I am looking around my house right now for a place to use that!

Laura

Lou Cinda said...

Rhoda: This is AWESOME!! It reminds of of anaglypta paper, but it looks like beadboard and I just love it!

Thanks for sharing this and....consider me inspired :)

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Um...can you come over this weekend? With wallpaper? I'll BBQ. :-)

It looks GREAT. It looks so...real! I have my eye on a "fake seagrass" wallpaper by Ralph Lauren that I spied on a house tour. It looks like seagrass but is flat as a pancake. Which I think could mean easier installation?

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Rhoda, this is amazing! I've never attempted to hang wallpaper or use a miter box - but with your instructions I'm tempted. I have a question though, can you cut a miter box and molding with a regular saw? I don't have an electric type saw and am wondering if I'd get the smooth cuts needed for the corners? Thank you!

Sue said...

This looks great....just like the real thing. You can bet I will be using some of this myself.

KMfamily ;-) said...

I AM AMAZED!
This is just the coolest thing!!!!

I totaly want to get my hands on some of this wallpaper to cover up all the imperfections on the walls going down to our basement!

I want to get going on it right now..thanks for showing us such a great product! & sharing all yuor steps to complete the project...its the small touches in a house that really make it a home isnt it?

Good work Rhoda!! A+

tracy said...

Rhoda ~ I've never posted before, even tho but I just had to this time. My kitchen island has been needing Something....I painted it, I put trim molding on it....it Still looks too plain and simple. But THIS!!! girl, this is what I'm going to do lol! this project of yours is the perfect inspiration and if you say I can do it, by gum, I bet I can. And I Do remember Hawaii 5-0, danno! lol. Thanks for such a great blog and so many wonderful ideas. I second the A+ !

Olive Rue said...

Oh wow. That stuff is amazing and a lot less trouble I'm sure. Thanks for sharing the photos and telling us about it.

I sure did hate to miss your TTT party Sunday. I will be back this Sunday. :-) I know what you mean about getting around to everyone's blogs. I don't have a drop in the bucket to what you have and I still have run out of time too.

So don't worry about checking out my blog. I know your busy. Hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

Rhoda, Does your husband think you are a genious, or just crazy?!
The wallpaper looks great.

I just ordered it, and then got a message that it is on BACK-ORDER!!
HA, wonder why!!

Kristen in Atlanta

Richella said...

Rhoda, this looks WONDERFUL!! Great job. What an amazing product.

And don't feel like the Lone Ranger when it comes to Hawaii-50. Didn't you just love Jack Lord? And James MacArthur. . . oh my. I fell in love with him during Swiss Family Robinson, and by the time H50 came along, I was a goner. Mmm, mmm, mmm. I can just hear that drum solo and "Bom bah bom bah bommmm-bom; bom bah bom bah bom. . . ."

Have a great day!

Mary said...

Rhoda, I can't wait to show my sister this, she has the 80's European formica cabinets with the wood trim. I think this would be a great fix for her till she can buy new.
I just love how your cabinets came out!! Great finished product and I love how you gave us a step by step tutorial. I really appreciate that!

Bambi said...

Love it, love it, love it!! Thank you for sharing this great product and your projects! Can't wait to try it!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great - Home Depot is all sold out and will not take any more orders online. I found it the Graham and Brown website and ordred it from there. Can't wait to get it and go to town.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Looks great to me, too, Rhoda! I'd never know the difference if you hadn't told us. Beautiful!

P/F said...

Brilliant! A great way to finish off my MDF cabinet boxes when we tackle the kitchen. Thanks Rhoda.

T~T said...

WOW - this IDEA I Love !! too bad my cabinets are not white!!

Lauren said...

looks gorgeous Rhoda!!!! love it!!

Jenny said...

That did turn out very nicely! I want my whole house to be beadboard! LOL!

Embellished Bayou said...

Well, I'll just echo what everyone else said...love it, it's fabulous!! Great Job!

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Rhoda, this is beautiful! I'm wanting to do beadboard in the downstairs bathroom but didn't want to have to deal with taking up the base molding, especially since we just had tile put in down there. This looks like the perfect solution!

If I can get to that this year I'll be sure to take before and after pictures for you. I'm still working on turning a small wall cabinet into a larger open storage and once that is done, I can paper and paint the entire room.

Thanks for all the amazing ideas (and instructions) you have for us!

Carol

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I posted earlier about ordering some of this wallpaper last week and yippee...it came today! Now I'm reading the comments that it's on back order at Home Depot. I KNEW that would happen because you have at least a bazillion readers. HD should give you a commission! (I can just imagine the warehouse people looking at each other with bewildered looks and asking, "What the heck caused the run on that wallpaper???!") I'm sooooo glad I didn't wait to place my order! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

paintergal said...

Rats- HD website says it's no longer available online.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Fantastic!! I was just telling a reader about this stuff! I'm thinking about putting beadboard at the end of my cabs and this convinced me to try it. :)

jenjen said...

Wow - I did not know there was any such thing as beadboard wallpaper. I am in love! Thank you so much!

I love your project. It turned out so great!

XOXO
Jen

Kara said...

Oh danggit, I didn't see this post soon enough and everyone else beat me to the wallpaper. You should get a commission from Home Depot! ;)

Amber said...

This is the best thing EVER!!! What a fabulous product. I can't wait for Home Depot to get some more in stock so I can get me some. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Centsational Girl said...

What a fabulous tutorial ! Thanks Rhoda! This project is "award worthy" - hint hint.

:-)
Kate

Shelby said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow, Rhoda! What an awesome job! I can't wait to try this stuff. I'm thinking the laundry room for starters...!
God bless you for being such a sweet inspiration!

Charlene said...

I've been wanting to reface my kitchen cabinets with beadboard, I think this would be an easier and much less expensive alternative. Thanks for the step-by-step!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Rhoda!
We did the same thing on our cabinet ends, however ours is the real beadboard. That wallpaper beadboard looks like the real thing though and actually looks like there is even more texture (deeper beads) than the real beadboard. We used the same beaded trim that you did as well. We used it at the bottom of the top cabinets. Just finished painting the trim. I will postt finished kitchen pics on Monday.

Take Care
Darlene

Jeanneoli said...

That is amazing! I have never seen this and I can't believe how well it turned out!

Judi said...

Hi there
What a great project. Isn't that funny that all the wallpaper seems to be bought...by bloggers I'm sure.
Great job and it looks soooo good! I may have to give it a try also.
come by and visit some time
Judi

its so very cheri said...

Love the wallpaper.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Shabby chic furniture said...

It looks fantastic!

Rosie said...

Rhoda, I read your previous post about the wallpaper and am patiently waiting for mine to arrive from Home Depot! Your pics look great! I love your step-by-step and can't wait to get mine up on the walls of our cottage bathroom! Thank you SO much!
rosie

TinaTx said...

Wow - that looks great! I have (had?) a bedroom wall I wanted to put beadboard on but never did it because I didn't want to take all the trim off to do it (there are also two windows on that wall so it would have been more than just baseboards) This would have been great! (if I was still living there instead of trying to sell it, I would be all over this!) I've got it tucked way in the back of my little pea brain for future projects though!
Thanks for sharing!

cakescraps said...

I absolutely love it! If I can ever convince my husband to let me paint the kitchen cabinets, and I am SO gonna get some of that wallpaper! Thanks!

Becky said...

I love the look of beadboard, and yours looks beautiful. I would never have known it was not the real thing. Well done!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Wow Rhoda! Awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. I bought some old kitchen cabinets for my sewing/hobby room, we hung them, but the particle board sides have been staring at me for the last 8 months waiting for me to be brave and buy and install beadboard. Now, I think I will be buying the wallpaper instead.

The Neppers said...

I am so glad I stumbled on this post via ASPTL. I have a kitchen re-do ahead and this might just do the trick. It looks gorgeous, great work!

Anna See said...

Holey Moley! I would not have believed it if you hadn't shown it to me. Thank you for the tutorial and inspiration. I am wishing, wishing, wishing I had a place to use this. What do you think about using it on walls? Cheesy?

The DIY Show Off said...

WOW! Love the character that it adds your to your cabinets and island. Great job! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Rhoda...this is really amazing...can't get over how much it looks like the real thing! Thanks for the detailed steps! Yours really turned out great! Adds soooo much to your cabinets...my kitchen could realllllly use this!
Susan

Deb said...

I think this was an awesome project. I love it when you can spend less and still get the look you want.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You are so smart!! It looks the real thing without all the fuss! It came out beautiful - Love it!

Manuela

Kimberlee said...

Holy guacamole!! Thank you Kimba for pointing me here. This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting to do to my lower cabinets - they're a nice 80s tan laminate and they face not only my LR but my eat in kitchen. Awesome!!!

Angie said...

I'm totally doing this in my bathroom! I've been wanting to do my bathroom in black and white with cool blue accents. My vanity and medicine cabinets are just your standard oak and I've been wanting to paint them black. I've always wondered why all the parts of most cabinetry I've seen is solid wood except the outside panel...mine is covered in this fake, peeling, oak-look contact paper type stuff. It's a wonder they skimp like that with the outrageous prices of cabinetry these days! But the beadboard wall paper is the perfect solution to cover up that ugly! Do you think the beadboard will look ok painted black? I think (hope) it will. Thank you so much for sharing. I would've never known about this otherwise!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OK Rhoda I think I might even be able to handle doing this! Our house was built in 68 and I'm not a big fan of our plain Jane white kitchen cabinets. This would look really neat on the end of our breakfast bar!

Anonymous said...

I just got this link from bhg.com. Looks like they're fans of the beadboard wallpaper too!!
http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/bathroom/planning/our-favorite-small-baths-that-live-large/?page=3

Cote de Texas said...

omg - this is fabulous! I want to do this sooooo badly to my whole house! you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Neppers said...

Does anyone know if you can order this in Canada? I can't find it on the Canadian Home Depot site, and I'm wondering if anyone sells it here?

Ruth said...

I absolutely love it. It's gorgeous. I so want to paint my cabinets and hubby says no. I'll keep working on him.

Ruth

Gerry Sharp said...

OMG...That looks wonderful and I believe I can do it. Also, I am excited to try my hand at picture molding in the dining room. Your instructions are so good that even I can take on the job. Wow... I feel like already I have saved money and haven't even started. Thank you soooo much. gs

Annie Pazoo said...

Not only do I love this post (I have a teeny powder room that would look great in beadboard, but I'm afraid the thickness of the real stuff will make it feel even teenier) but I remember Hawaii 5-0. Oh do I feel old. I remember we picked that song for pom-pom tryouts in 8th grade...

Annie Pazoo said...

Oh I just reread the post and see that you're 5-0. Now I love Southern Hospitality even more...I'm turning 5-0 this year, too. (and now I can't get that song out of my head)

The Bethancourts said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have been wanting to add beadboard to my plain jane kitchen cabinets for the past 2.5 years I have been in my house!I didn't even know they had beadboard wallpaper. This is PERFECT! I am SO doing this.