Monday, October 31, 2011

Powder Room Redo

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are in the process of updating our rental house to resell.

Last week, my son and I sporadically hung beadboard in the Powder Room and also painted the room.  My husband later hung new lighting.

Here is the before of the yellow room....


Bor-ing.

Originally, the beadboard was going to go in the kitchen as a backsplash, but we did away with that idea and as my son and I entered the house to start painting last week I glanced over at the $40 worth of dejected beadboard panelling and decided that I simply could not waste the beadboard.  So we began measuring and sawing. 

The beadboard we used was the super-cheap, not very pretty type - the kind that comes in sheets.  (I personally think the type you install strip by strip is more attractive). 



My son applied the liquid nails and I hammered in a few nails to secure the boards to the walls.

We found a wooden chair rail molding that we liked for the top trim of the board.  It is just a simple flat piece of pre-primed wood that we bought at Lowe's.  Here is the detail from Lowe's...
 

Not too intricate - but perfect for the simple, 'clean' look we were seeking.  This added another $20 to the project.

By the way - since this was a spur-of-the-moment project - we thought it best not to tell my husband.  I am funny like that.

He discovered it for himself when he went to the house to install light fixtures.

Of course the beadboard added "caulking" to his to-do list. 

But doesn't it look great?!!!




The gray color is "Bay Sands" by Valspar and it is a fairly pale gray. 

House Tweaking


I also used it in the neighboring kitchen.  I thought it would tie the old white cabinets with the new granite, which I will share with you, soon.


Very happy with the powder room.   It now looks clean and fresh.




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10 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love beadboard! Your bathroom looks great! Martina

Sjn said...

you're right, bead is so clean and fresh looking! Great job and the board and batten and this too!

Isabel said...

I like that beadboard gave it a whole new look:O) Looks great!!!The color is soo soothing.

Mac n' Janet said...

The bead board looks great, I'v e been thinking about using it in my laundry room.

Elaine said...

I think you just increased the value much more than your investment! Looks terrific!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! I love the transformation!

PeggyJean said...

I love the depth that the beadboard gives! It looks awesome!

Mary said...

Beadboard never fails. And I'm loving the gray, which has not previously been on my list.

Thanks,
Mary

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh this is fabulous!!! Beadboard is magical :)
Thanks for linking! How have you been? Hope everything is going well!
XO
Kristin

Lana said...

Looks great, love the beadboard and the paint color.

 
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