Monday, February 1, 2010

Manic Monday Brag- Bead Board Wallpaper

Happy Monday! ugh....I am beginning to not like mondays much....But I am glad I was semi productive over the weekend and now I get to brag about it!

So I couldn't sleep this morning, and was checking out all the cool little parties, follower appreciation thingies, and giveaways. And I decided I wanted to join in. So I am linking up to quite a few....This should be fun!
Well here is my before and after to brag about... Update on Brody's room: finished the bead board wallpaper, added some chair rail and trim.
Before 1:
Please excuse the mess...we just moved in...and the room is soooooo small I cant get the whole thing in on shot :(
Before 2:
Before 3:
So I used a level to mark a straight line, then taped it off....and started to paint. I misplaced the swatch so not sure on the exact name of the paint color....but pretty much lime green. I think it was about $10 for a quart at Home Depot.
After 1:
Beadboard wallpaper $14 a roll. I used 1 1/2 rolls...enough left to do the bathrooms.
After 2:
For the chair rail, I went a little higher up the wall than normal, with hopes of making the room seem a bit larger, I think it worked? We used this foamy molding,super easy to cut and very bendy. I found it at Home Depot $5 for 8ft peice, we needed about 5 peices.
After 3:
And 1 inch trim molding in the same material to cover all the seams...approx 24" apart. Along this wall the long wall, Hubby added a 1x6 shelf/ledge so I can put up "stuff" yeah haven't got that far...but yeah stuff.
This whole project cost under $100...not bad considering the BIG difference it made

Bead Board Wallpaper

Here is a close-up...looks like the real thing, just spongy feeling. It was ok to hang... This was my first attempt, and random strips hung great. Then there were others that were literally peeling off in the corners, I used a little Elmers glue, and applied it with a worked. And I will attempt it again!

And Last But Not Least! Heres Where The Parties Are At!

I linked up here:
The Girl Creative


Come Join In On The Fun!


Down and Out Chic said...

wow it looks great and the green you chose is so fresh and fun!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I think the beadboard wallpaper looks amazing. I want to use it.
I'm going to see if you have a button to add to my side bar.

Mama Thompson said...

I think it looks just great! I like the top ledge/molding you put on as well!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Looks great! I am sure you will have so much fun decorating this new room! I love the ease of beadboard wallpaper. :-)

Remodelaholic said...

It does look great, this is very inspiring! I have totally thick texture on my walls that I hate, and I don't want to spend the 20.00 a sheet for the mdf version! This may be the perfect solution! Thanks!

I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

Cassity @ Remodelaholic

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