Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bustin' Out the Beadboard Wallpaper

Hi everyone!  As I mentioned in my last post here, I had a little weekend project that I started Saturday afternoon, and finished Sunday. 

When we built our home, the house plan called for a coat closet to be the first thing guests saw as they came into our front entry.  I nixed that, and had them turn the closet so it was in the hallway. Because of its placement near the basement stairwell, the closet ended up being very small - and just not practical for coats, etc.  So, for the past ten years we made do with hooks in the laundry room, the bed, chair, etc. 

Well, I had been planning and scheming about what to do to make this area a little more user friendly, and with the farmhouse style so popular, and our house be a farmhouse style house (!) inside and out, a beadboard and hook installation was a perfect solution.!

I picked up a $12.00 roll of beadboard wallpaper, a quart of paint, three coathoaks and went to town!


The first piece of beadboard wall paper went up - so fast and easy!


The last of the beadboard (two full, and one small piece in total).  I didn't even make a dent in my wallpaper roll - I have tons of it left.

 
 

Mr. Bluebird helped me out with the trim boards, mitering, and installing of the coathooks.


Ta da! The (almost) finished product! I say "almost" because I still plan on adding a vertical board to the right.  I will have to head to Menard's to pick one up, as it wasn't part of my original plan, but I really think it needs it to give it a finished look.  I also needed to put woodfiller in the screw hole on the upper right.

But here's the thing - I couldn't wait to show you guys what I have been working on, so I am taking a chance by posting without all the little details attended to.  Hope you still like me after that!!!

Anyway, this was a fun, easy, and FAST project (under two hours from start to (almost!) finished. The cost was less than $40, including the wrought iron hooks. The poplar board was only $2.18!  I really rather like how it turned out.   This is the view while standing in our kitchen - makes me smile!

Love it when a project turns out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always....

Wishing you happiness,
Jane

Linking with
Metamorphosis Monday
Tabletop Tuesday  (not a tabletop display, but I do have something on a flat surface!)
Wow Us Wednesday
Winter Blues Wednesday

28 comments:

  1. Just perfect Jane!! Love the arrangement and the chair too! Great project!

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  2. Oh thanks!!! I do like it, I have to say. And I do love that little chair...s four dollar HE find. It has worn many colors and lived in many spots!

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  3. That looks just great, Jane. It really finishes it off nicely- xo Diana

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  4. Wowsa! That's awesome! Bead-board wallpaper....brilliant! Such a great idea. It looks fantastic!
    Karen

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  5. I can't believe that is wall paper! It looks awesome! What a quick and easy weekend update! Nice job!

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  6. Thanks Danni! Yes, this beadboard wallpaper is some pretty amazing stuff. Goes up so easy and for such a low cost!

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  7. Well for goodness sakes! Who would have thought that was wallpaper? Looks great!

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    1. Thanks Susan - it is pretty nifty stuff, I gotta say!

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  8. Looks fantastic! That beadboard wallpaper is pretty amazing stuff.

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    1. Thanks Carol - so true about the wallpaper!

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  9. Looks great! A nice, small change with big impact.

    I hope you'll come see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo! #83 at Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  10. Love the change it made, what a huge impact. hugs ~lynne~

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  11. Thanks Elizabeth! I love that little chair, too - a GW find for cheap! ($4.00!)

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  12. You made that look so easy! The beadboard paper really transforms the space.

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    1. Stacy, it was soooo simple! Thanks for your nice comment. :)

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  13. Hi Jane,
    I love it!!!
    And I love that chair too.
    It's always so nice to meet a new Wisconsin blogger.
    Hubby used that beadboard wallpaper in a spare bedroom and we loved it, especially for the cost.
    I will be back to visit more!
    Cindy

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  14. The beadboard is perfect for that corner. I love the look. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Great weekend project. I love the beadboard wallpaper.

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  16. Thanks Carlene - so nice of you to say!

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  17. I did not know they made beadboard wallpaper!!! I'm so excited. Your entryway looks awesome. BTW, the coat closet is the first thing people see in my house. If I would have built the house I definitely would have put the door on the other side.

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  18. I never understood why a builder would think a coat closet makes a good focal point!!! Thanks for stopping over Pam!

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  19. This looks wonderful.
    I'm wanting to add some beadboard to my kitchen.
    TFS.
    Tam

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    1. Thanks Tam - I have always loved beadboard. It adds alot of charm.

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