Monday, April 7, 2014

Beadboard wainscotting

I love different forms of wall treatments, be it beadboard or picture frame or board and batten. It was love at first sight with the beadboard paneling when I spotted this in one of the model homes and decided to try it out in son's bed room. This was our first wood work project at home. You might have noticed it in this post and this post

We first paneled boys room. We both fell in love with the outcome so much that we carried the beadboard paneling in girls bedroom too. Both the bedrooms face each other and hubby wanted it to uniform look.

Beadboard in boys room :

Another view from his bed.

In Girls room

Sorry I dont have any pictures after painting the rooms as we did these projects 4 years back and I didn't have iPhone back then (lol). Obviously no during pictures too as i had never thought even in my wildest dreams that I would be blogging about DIY. 

Materials :
Tongue and grove cape cod mdf beadboard panels (These come in pack of four)
handheld jigsaw
Nail stapler
Brad nails
Miter saw
Cape Cod Chair Rail Trim
Coffee white paint in satin finish
Construction adhesive

Now on to the process.
  • Remove the baseboard completely.
  • Make sure the floor is level if not, mark the top using the first panel. Using a level, mark the line so that top of the panels is straight. Some times if the floor is not level all around, top of the board might not be in a straight line.
  • Apply construction adhesive at the back of the panel. Each panel has grove as shown in the below picture, which holds the next piece some thing like jigsaw puzzle. We also nailed the panels to make sure they don't shift.
  • For the electric outlets, corners and under window, we had to cut the panels using zig saw.
  • Install the baseboard
  • Install the chair rail trim on the top
  • Using caulk cover all the gaps and nail holes
  • Paint

Hubby and I fell in love with the outcome soo much that we carried the beadboard paneling in other kid bedroom too. Both the bedrooms face each other and hubby wanted it to uniform look.

Which form wainscotting do you like? this one or the board and batten (Here)?, do let me know.

Thanks and Have a wonderful week!!

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  1. This looks beautiful............such a great improvement. :)

    1. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful week ahead!!

  2. I really like how it turned out! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by Shanice. Will join today, Happy Easter!!

  4. I love love love wainscoting! My mother-in-law has it in some of her house and I can't wait until I have a house of my own. I want wainscoting in the hallways with some nice vibrant wall colors. Thanks for the tips on how to install it!

    1. Hi Erin, Thanks for stopping by. I would love see how yours turns out. Happy Easter

  5. Bharati, The wainscoting has come out very well. Gives the room such a neat look.

  6. I loved your Tip Me Tuesday link this week. {thanks girl!} Would you like Tip Junkie to feature your blog post to over 200,000 creative women? If you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then I can easily feature it in my RSS feed, home page, and all my social networks instantly. {squealing with delight} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

    1. Thank u so much for the opportunity Laurie. Would love to share the details soon.

  7. Love the look! Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for hosting, Revi.

  8. It is such a beautiful look! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Be sure to pop back in tomorrow to check out your feature! Hope to see you again on Wednesday at the Bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thank you for the feature Kathryn, I am so thrilled.

  9. I love beadboard also! There are so many fun ways to use it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. I love the beadboard! We put it up in our kitchen/dining area!

    1. Thank u for stopping by Christman. Me too. Love how bead board transforms the entire room.

  11. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


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