Did you know there is such a thing? Don’t adjust your monitor, you did read that right.
I know, in case you haven’t heard, there really is beadboard wallpaper. Isn’t that the coolest and maybe strangest thing? I actually ordered a sample of this about a year ago and it’s been sitting on my desk as I contemplated all the things I might do with this magnificent stuff. It’s thick and paintable and looks just like beadboard when it’s up on the wall. It’s made in the UK by Graham Brown and is called Super Fresco.
Here’s my sample that I've been touching for a year now. I think Lowes used to carry it in the stores, but it's not at any of mine now. I found it online through Home Depot (link here) and had a double roll shipped to me. For less than $30 total.
And here’s an online pic. I’m definitely fooled when I look at this pic. Looks like the real thing to me.
Now, I’m not planning to put it on the walls YET (but I might change my mind), although I have seen other pics in some decorating forums where people have used it in a bathroom with chair railing and it does look like the real thing in those pics too. I'm using it for the ends of my bathroom and kitchen cabinets. They are just plain Jane and I want to spruce them up and make things look a little more cottage. I don’t really want to add a thick piece of beadboard and have to worry about trimming it all out, so this is a great solution. I'm adding a little trim around the edges after I’m done, paint it all out with my glossy white trim paint and I bet no one will be the wiser. In fact, I've already started on it this week and the stuff is amazing and very easy to work with. It's pre-pasted on the back so all you do is cut and paste. Love that!
What do you think? Ever heard of it and would you try it? Mine is already looking great so far.
You know I'll share all the details!
Also, head on over to fellow blog friend and thrifter extraordinaire all the way in Hawaii, Kennesha at Me and My House today. She asked me to share something over at her blog and I dug up an OLD project from 2 years ago that if you're a new reader of my blog, you probably have never seen. China cabinet turned bedroom TV armoire. Go take a look and say hello to this girl who loves junk as much as I do! She's from Alabama and will be visiting here next month, so I hope we can meet up in person.