Beadboard Wallpaper Party

I hope you all are ready for some fun today. Prepared to be inspired to try something new!


In case you missed my kitchen project using beadboard wallpaper, that is the one that got me hooked.   Go back and check that out if you  missed it.  After using it so successfully on the ends of my kitchen and bathroom cabinets, I was itching to try it in some other spots and this bathroom makeover seemed like the perfect place to do that.

I laid out the wallpaper in my livingroom floor and began cutting the pieces, after deciding the height I wanted the paper to come to on the wall.


And the decision was made to have the chair rail sit right on top of the light switch on this wall, so that’s where my line went.  I made the brilliant deduction that putting up the paper first would be the way to go. 🙂  Then, I would add the chair rail molding right on top of the paper.  Easy!  I bought one 8′ length of chair rail molding and cut it to fit this wall space with my mitre box.


Then, again I wet the back of the pre-pasted paper in the bathtub and let it sit for 5 minutes before applying it right to the wall.  No priming necessary.


I got all the pieces cut and hung up, being careful to cut around the light switch. IMG_6421

As I did in the kitchen, I went back with some caulking and added that in the seams to make them disappear even more.  A couple of spots on my seams seemed to dry out too fast without sticking, so I took some craft glue and swiped it down the inside edges and pressed down really good.  So, if you have that problem, just add a tiny bit of glue to the edges.  Then caulk!  After painting it all with your trim paint, it shouldn’t come up at all.


I prepainted the molding with 2 coats of my white trim paint and then hammered it in place with some finish nails.  This time I did a better job of counter sinking them and caulking to hide them.  See that tiny little wall edge to the left?  I wrapped the wallpaper around that corner too, just for continuity.


After 2 coats of trim paint on the paper and touch-ups on the molding, that was all there was to it.  Truly an easy project and I think a great way to add some architectural interest to a small room.  I thought that just this one wall was all that was needed and I really love it.


The Antique White paint really transformed this space too and I love the lighter color and feel in here.IMG_6445

And with the light switch cover back in place, it looks like a new room.


Here are a few closeups so you can see how it looks.  It really does look like the real thing, but of course, it doesn’t FEEL like the real thing.  That I can live with. IMG_6686

To  me, this is the perfect solution if you don’t want to go to the trouble of cutting real beadboard and taking out baseboards.  This is the next best thing, for a very cost-effective price.  I spent $25 on that roll of beadboard wallpaper and did my kitchen cabinet project and this one.  And I still have a little bit left for something else.  If  you didn’t see the entire makeover on this bathroom, go over to the Homegoods giveaway post to see it all.  It’s quite the transformation!  In fact, if you haven’t signed up yet, the giveaway will be on for almost a month, so don’t miss out.

I’m very happy to say that I’m now carrying the Wall Doctor Graham Brown paintable beadboard wallpaper in my online shop so click HERE to order it for yourself!  You will love this stuff! There are other versions of this wallpaper, but I can tell you the Graham Brown version is the ONLY one I would use.  The others pale in comparison.



One of my readers, Kristen, who doesn’t have a blog also used the beadboard wallpaper on her kitchen backsplash, so I’m going to share those with you here:

Beadboard Wallpaer Backsplash

Doesn’t Kristen have a beautiful kitchen? She used the beadboard wallpaper to cover a handmade tile backsplash that wasn’t her style and this was a good temporary solution until she commits to something else.  She said she’d love to use it in more spots too. BeadBoard with Plate

Thanks, Kristen for sharing your project with us too!

So, I can’t wait to see what y’all have done with beadboard wallpaper.  You know how to play:  add your link to Mr. Linky so that we can all come by and see your project too.  This is going to be fun!

  1. Be sure and add your permalink (the link to your post) and not just your blog address.
  2. Add a link back to THIS post, so that all of your friends can come over to the party too.

Let’s get inspired!

Beadboard Wallpaper party Participants

1. Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss
2. Stephanie – Master Bedroom
3. paintergal
4. melissa * 320 Sycamore (beadboard tray)
5. melissa * 320 Sycamore (beadboard cabinets)
6. Linda from ::Surroundings::
7. ~Country Lady~Ladeside bathroom and laundry room
8. A Queen in Training (beadboard alcove)
9. [email protected] Country Nest
10. Buzzings of a Queen Bee!
11. [email protected] Stories of A to Z (Rain Gutter Bookshelves)
12. Karen~Desk Refab!
13. Karen~Shelf Refab to match the desk!
14. Jen R

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- Rhoda


  1. I remember this project and LOVED it! I’d never heard of beadboard paper and think its a spectacular solution for lots of trouble areas.

    I don’t have that project going but wanted to chime in to say YES, that kitchen looks beautiful! Its great for a backspash!

    Bravo Kristin! Get a blog, girl!

  2. This makes the second time in a week that I have seen someone post about this wallpaper. I use to paper (when paper was big) but got out of it a few years ago, but this looks great. I might just have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Rhoda!!

    The bead board wallpaper has a nice, shiny quality to it and up close, was as shiny and ‘real’ looking as your trim. I love it!!

    Krisitns ‘backsplash’ is very nice. I do like her kitchen. I think you both are going to get a fanclub!


  4. The beadboard wallpaper is so fascinating. I am so impressed with how beautiful it looks in your bathroom. Your tutorial is also very easy to follow. Thanks for showcasing the kitchen also, it looks wonderful as a backspash. Hugs, Marty

  5. Rhoda, I have been looking forward to this party so much! Your bathroom and Kristen’s kitchen look absolutely awesome. When I finally re-do my kitchen, I am seriously considering using this wallpaper on the backsplash area.

  6. Looks great Rhoda! Gotta love a woman that’s not afraid to get her hands dirty! 🙂
    And that antique white is so fresh- love it!


  7. Now that is an amazing project! I hate to say this but I didn’t even know there was such a thing as beadboard wallpaper. I’m impressed!

    Kristen’s kitchen is amazing too. Love her cabinets.

  8. I don’t have any links to it, but I did the beadboard wallpaper on the sides of both sink commodes in my bathrooms. It looks like the real thing and everyone who sees it loves it. Very easy to do! My parents have already taken my leftovers from the roll for their own projects. Thanks for the fantastic tip, Rhoda!

  9. Looks great. Even if its not the real thing, it adds some subtle texture. great job.

  10. Nice job Rhoda the bathroom came out great….what a nice touch looks like the real thing !!!

    Kristen great fix in your kitchen….it looks so nice !!!

    I saw you met up with Kat….my gosh she is one busy gal huh ??? Love the pics of your beach getaway…..glad you had a nice time 🙂

    All the best,
    Kathy 🙂

  11. I am pretty impressed with the beadboard wallpaper! Give me some time to finish this class and I will be all over it!

    Have a wonderful week!

  12. I am looking for a place to use the wallpaper. You as always are an inspiration.

  13. I added my link.
    Thanks for the great idea!

  14. Rhoda, looks wonderful my friend…girl I just got me 4 rools of this stuff 2 weeks ago I want to do my laundry room and hall way with it…Can’t wait to get started but thats one of my winter projects when I can’t get out side…Thanks again for all you do my friend, May you have a great day …Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  15. Rhoda~the bathroom looks so fresh and new! That’s what I call bang for your buck~it looks great on the backsplash as well. 🙂

  16. Rhoda!! I love this too! It does look like the real thing! It is just amazing stuff!!!! I am still planning a project in my dining room, but I won’t get to it until further into fall.

    Great Job!!

    Lou Cinda

  17. Rhoda,

    Amazing! You have done a fabulous job for adding interest and texture. Have you ever tried using beadboard wallpaper on the ceiling — just like in old cottages? I am thinking of that on the kitchen ceiling. What do you think?

    Kristen did a great job on her kitchen — lovely!

    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  18. I added my post even though I’m only in the beginning stages of putting up the beadboard wallpaper, but am so inspired by all the other projects!!

  19. Your new project looks fantastic, Rhoda!
    I didn’t order my paper soon enough to join the party but you can be sure I’ll take a look at all the links and I’ll post my own project when I get to it. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  20. That looks fantastic! What brand is the paint you used? I love the kitchen too. You are both inspiring me, I think I can see that in my kitchen.

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