Faking Beadboard

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I love the look of beadboard. I would love to have the look of beadboard in my home. I’d live in a beardboard house if I could.

However, I do not own any type of cutting equipment and I don’t believe in paying someone to put it up for me (not my style, duhhh).

So I was pretty tickled when I discovered beadboard wallpaper. Yes. Beadboard wallpaper. Wallpaper I can do. (Thanks for all the practice Mom!)

This is from Southern Hospitality (where I first discovered there was such a thing). Looks pretty real, no?

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It even looks like there is a raised texture. I like this idea because it’s a quick and easy change. You don’t need to pull off the molding or baseboards.

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And it’s paintable! If it doesn’t match with your existing trim color you could paint it to match, or paint it a funky color like this photo:

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And it’s (my second favorite word) inexpensive! (Free being the favorite. Obviously.) At $30 for a 30′ roll that could make quite the impact on a room in an inexpensive way.

Southern Hospitality recommends using Graham & Brown beadboard wallpaper. Although the Martha Stewart brand is now offering some that can be found at Home Depot.

I am definitely checking this out. I’d love to do our backsplash and below some of our chair rails.

Has anyone seen this in person before? Anyone tried it out?