Hey all, I’m so excited to show you the beadboard wallpaper in our powder room! I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time, especially after reading Rhoda’s tutorial, and at last I got around to it the other day. This really is such a great solution for those who want to add the classic look of beadboard wainscoting to a bathroom but avoid the expense of real panels (and the tricky cuts around the plumbing).
This project is step one in the little makeover going on in here, and I worked up a ‘how to’ with the steps I followed.
I’m took a lot of these step-by-step pictures with my phone (sorry for the quality) but you’ll get the idea! First, here’s your supply list: primer* for walls; beadboard wallpaper, chair rail trim, sponge, measuring tape, bucket, level, scissors, roller, brad nails and hammer (or brad nailer), paint color of choice, miter saw for chair rail trim.
*I primed the walls with water based Zinsser 1-2-3 Plus where I was installing the wallpaper because the before paint was semi-gloss and I needed that paste to stick… I believe the wallpaper is recommended for primed walls as I recall from the instructions inside (which I threw out of course before I sat down to write this today…gah.) If you have flat paint on your walls, you probably don’t need primer.