Monday, August 2, 2010

Fab Faux Beadboard

Beadboard fantasy becomes a reality for Maison Decor.
My dining room is undergoing a makeover. 
I recently had painted it pink and yellow.
 Before this it was a beigey yellow, BM Hepplewhite Ivory.
 I thought I wanted more color.
So pink and yellow it was!
It looks nice doesn't it?
I just found out that I can't live with that much color.
So I decided to get rid of the pink and try beadboard wallpaper!
All you need is a square, a tape measure and scissors
 and start cutting off your lengths.
This is going to look more realistic because
 there is a chair rail and baseboard in place.
It went on very easily. 
I prepped the wall with sizing and then
 applied the paper with pre-mixed wallpaper paste from Lowes. 
The paper was from Graham and Brown. 
I ordered it online after reading about
 @Surroundings successful kitchen makeover.
Off to a good start...I am getting really excited now! 
That chippy blue box I found in NH holds our family's recyclables.
Super easy, I would say anyone could do this project!
 The paper is heavy foam coated paper with
 grooves in it that simulate actual beadboard.
Look how great it came out!
I will be painting it soon to finish it, 
but this is how it looks right after you put it up!
Part of the dining room makeover is going to be
 a color change that will incorporate pale swedish blue.
When I saw these frenchy chairs at
 Rustique in New Hamphshire,
 I grabbed them!
Bridget, the owner, did her famous pale blue color and added toile upholstery. Love!
So this is step one, with the beadboard and new chairs!
More changes are coming, but look at the lightness the room has now.
A little farmhouse...
More on the horizon, but I am loving this!
Beadboard wallpaper!


  1. Wow, I am lovin' it too! Just gorgeous and I love the farmhouse look with the plates above the mirror. It already looks so much better..not that it wasn't pretty before but I really like the new look. MMmmm.. I wonder if they sell that beadboard wallpaper in Australia? take care, Maryann

  2. It looks fantastic! I love those chairs and might need to make a trip up to Rustique

  3. Cool! your balloon shades are beautiful (I have the same fabric, yet to be used.)

  4. wow! your room looks fabulous! The beadboard wallpaper really "lights" it up! I was given some recently, but have yet to use it!

  5. That looks so real. I can't believe it. It looks beautiful. Perfect.

  6. Wow! What a change. That is so cool and easy to do. I love all your super ideas!!!

  7. The wallpaper is just perfect. It looks so real and gives the room even more architectural interest. Love your new blue chairs too. Beautiful color. I really look forward to your changes. Hugs, Marty

  8. That looks wonderful! I love beadboard and this is a great way to get the look. Those chairs are great too. I love the decoration direction you are taking.

  9. That looks fantastic!! I love the beadboard wallpaper too. You really can't tell it's paper! Love!!

  10. Hi Amy - I'm loving it already and you're not even done with it yet. I can only imagine what the finished project would look like. Love all the special touches like the mirror and plate collection on the wall, and of course the beaded board...I'm a huge fan!

  11. WOW! I love how everything is coming together! The wallpaper was a great idea and those blue chairs are my FAV! Thanks for stopping by and visiting :)!

  12. You did a great job. I love your new look and I expect the room looks even larger than before. The blue chairs are to die for!

  13. Wow, it looks so wonderful, love the before photo but really love the after. I'm considering doing bead and batten but now that I see the wallpaper you have my imagination going. Thank you for sharing. I love your blog!

  14. Hi Amy, Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower of mine. You can see the tutorial on the bluebird jar I made for my niece when she was recently going through a difficult pregnancy with her son. I love the way it came out and I give you all the info you need to make them. Let me know how you like it after checking out the link below:

    Have a great day!

  15. Gotta say, I loved that pink, but the blue coming in will be so yummy! I love how you pair colors(saw a pic of your old kitchen-red and yellow) and the dreamy quality-and quality elegant look is to die for. You are awesome Amy:)Thanks for the eye candy!

  16. Hi I love your beadboard! I just put it up in my bathroom. I had a really hard time putting it up.Check out my blog, i just posted it today. I'm happy you had no problems.I guess i'll never be a paperhanger....Kathy

  17. Hi Amy-

    What a beautiful update you did to your room. Those chairs are to die for!! I love them. The shape, the styling, the COLOR -love!

    My best- Diane

  18. Very pretty. It does lighten it up. I am loving those gorgeous chairs too!! Can't wait to see how you finish up the room!

  19. Your room is lovely! I love the beadboard paper. I have beadboard in our kitchen/diningroom and I love it. My walls are pale yellow, white beadboard and blue accents. Can you see why I really love your space. I am still working on it but when I get a little more done I will post pictures. Thanks for your visit and kind comment.

  20. I love M- Monday, if only we could get our things from London so I could play along. I love what you did, the white is perfect, and that chair! you and I need to shop together sometime, you find the best stuff.

  21. Hi Amy,
    nice to meet you!
    Thank you so much for the sweet comments you left over on my blog today! I'm so glad that you like it and also thank you for adding me to your blog roll!
    I think the faux white beadboard looks so much better than the pink, the room looks fresher and lighter and calmer than before. See that is always the case when I paint something white too, which makes it so addicting! Love your gorgeous light blue french chairs with the pretty toile de jouy fabric also so much better than the honey colored chairs before. Great find!
    I have real white beadboard in my bedroom btw and I cherish it!
    Wishing you a wonderful creative day!

  22. Wow! I can hardly believe that your beadboard isn't the real thing! It looks beautiful! And I adore your chairs with the toile, the blue paint is wonderful, too! What a gorgeous room you have created :)

  23. I love it Amy, it looks great! I can't wait to try it! Looking forward to seeing the final product! The chairs look great in your new dining room!

  24. I love the paper. I have been wanting to try it and this is the inspiration I needed. Thank you, it looks wonderful!

  25. I adore it, painted or faux beadboard! You have such a way with decorating. Your style is so elegant and restful. I so enjoy visiting your blog!

  26. HI Everybody! Thanks for the comments on my room changes. I got the chairs from Bridget of Rustique. Her new blog she started is The Rehab Boutique (see above comment)..if you are looking for shabby frenchy vintage anything check her site! She will be showing us some great projects I am sure.

  27. I really like your blog header. Green is my favorite color, and the photos you chose look so neat!

  28. Hi, so nice to meet you! Welcome to blogging. I LOVE, LOVE beadboard wallpaper & actually got the craze started last year with my own Graham Brown projects all across blogland. I now sell it in my online shop. It's a fabulous product & so many people have used it successfully.

    I love your DR & the changes are great! Stop by & see me sometime.

  29. Amy, Your beadboard wallpaper looks fabulous. You did such a great job. I thought the room was pretty with the pink but this is just perfect! Your new chairs are so pretty too! Love that oval framed mirror. Love the whole dining room! You are one busy lady! I love seeing what you're up to!

    Your header looks great too.


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  31. It looks just like the real thing! Would you recommend it instead? I love the look you having going on!

  32. It looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  33. I love it! I wonder, anyone have any suggestions of where to locate the wideplank beadboard wallpaper?


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