Friday, March 15, 2013

Bead Board And A Lot Of Painting – New Lighter Kitchen Look! – Picture Overload (Again!)


APP ~Tammy

 Hello Everyone!

Well, This week-end project turned into a week-long project.

Have I mentioned, I Hate To Paint!

Well, If I didn't before, I sure do now!


APP ~Tammy

My original plan was to add bead board to the underneath of the cabinets for a back splash.

But you know me, unable to just let things be, I then decided the walls needed to be lighter to tie everything in.

APP ~Tammy

After I finished that, Once again, I sat back for a second and thought….

The mud room is too dark.

So, I reluctantly decided to keep going through the doorway and lighten that too.

APP ~Tammy

To be honest, the mud room really needed the lighter paint.

APP ~Tammy

There aren't any windows in there so yes, it is a very dark space.

The white paint did help a bit.

APP ~Tammy

Above: *Try to ignore my overloaded fridge. :)

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

It is difficult to tell in these photos but the wallpaper in here has the appearance of old blue ticking.

APP ~Tammy

Okay, back to the kitchen….

I knew I couldn't handle trying to install actual wood bead board by myself, so I used the next best thing.

Bead board wallpaper!!

APP ~Tammy

Purchased from Lowes $19.99 a roll.

Added bonus, It is paintable paper so you can make it any shade you wish.

It took approx. a half of a roll for everything I did.

APP ~Tammy

Then to finish off the effect and make it look even more like the “real thing”, I added wood trim.


You seriously cant tell it isn't wooden bead board, unless you touch it.

APP ~Tammy

For the walls I used Martha Stewart “Pebble” shade of paint.

The Pebble shade seems to change appearance according to the light outside.

Sometimes it appears white, then sometimes it appears almost the same shade as the cabinets, and lastly at night it appears, my favorite shade, a grayish white.

It is seriously the craziest thing!

I’ve never had a paint appear so differently depending on the time of day.

For the bead board and trim I used Martha Stewart “Talc” shade.

Both in flat finish.

APP ~Tammy


Did you notice the little sign I made for myself??

APP ~Tammy


I think it looks pretty good above my prim peg rack.


APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

Check this out…

Remember how I put that white stain over the cupboard my mom made?

Well, I decided I wanted to try to lighten some more.

When I added paint on top of it look what happened!!


APP ~Tammy

It gave it a crackle type effect.

How awesome is that!

APP ~Tammy

Nope, it doesn’t take much to excite me these days.

APP ~Tammy

I have to go get more of that stain just so I can get the look again on something else. :)

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

I changed the display on the shelf above my fireplace a bit.

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

Nothing new in this next photo, I just liked the way it looked. ;)

APP ~Tammy

Lets see, what else did I do??

APP ~Tammy

Oh, I moved the chairs from the island and replaced them with a long bench.

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

More seating and it takes up less space!

APP ~Tammy

I also added some bead board to the end of the cabinet.

I think this space needs a towel or peg rack.


Wonder what Hubby would think about hanging something on the cabinets??

Maybe I shouldn’t ask first!  :)

APP ~Tammy

I do believe that is all of the changes I made.

I would like to change out the light fixtures.

I know the style I want, I just haven't found them yet.

I know I have went photo crazy in this post, but before signing off let me share some random ones with you…

APP ~Tammy 

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

I love this next photo, for some reason. :)

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

APP ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me.

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Until next time, Take Care and Blessings to you All!




Linking Up to…

*Click on Name, Not photo, to visit blog party.


The Country Farm Home


Old Time Farmhouse

country whites button small


Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon Tammy, love what you did, that is so neat finding wallpaper that looks like bead board, love that and how it looks......also the blue ticking wall paper, beautiful.....I do love the bench at the island, prim perfect......Always enjoy your home tours, so so cozy, great decorating once again, Blessings Francine.,

basketsnprims said...

Tammy, that wallpaper is amazing, looks just like bead board. Love the bench and your collections. I would love to know the stain and paint you used to get that crackle affect and also is it available in other colors. I so want to lighten up my piesafe but not in white. thanks for sharing and any help you can give me.

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Tammy,
Love your looks great!! That bead board wallpaper is really does look like the real thing. I've gone to a more farmhouse style and I would love to have white bead board on the wall in my dining/living room. Going to have to check this wallpaper out.
Have a great weekend.

Simply Shelley said...

I love what you did...looks great! Blessings

The Olde Crow said...

Your home is beautiful! The wallpaper looks great, I would never had known it wasn't the real "thing".

Felicia said...

Everything looks great Tammy.


Angela said...

Hi Tammy, I need to know what kind of energy pills you are taking? {smile}. I need some desperately. You have been busy and I must say I love all the changes. I will have to check out that bead board wallpaper. We still have wall paper in the kitchen and I am so tired of it. But this sounds wonderful. And it looks great. Love all your changes. I love the lighter look. And it just speaks Spring. Sit back, relax and enjoy your changes this weekend.

Unknown said...

The beadboard wallpaper is a lovely addition to your backsplash. You have so many pretty pieces and lovely vignettes.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Like the bench with the island. I purchased a roll of that wallpaper at Lowe's few weeks ago but have not started the kitchen cabinet remodel yet. Wonderful idea using the wood trim with it. Blessings! Lara

Elisha said...

S is the headboard wall paper textured a bit for the "grooves" ??? Will have to check it out next time inn town... Got the ok on our bathroom redo from hubs and as much as I'd love real headboard I don't wanna mess w removing and replacing trim work!!!

DianeM said...

I love everything you've done! Your home is just beautiful <3 Please come to my house & redo it for me!!
Smiles, DianeM

The Charm of Home said...

Your kitchen is really pretty! I love the bench at the counter, that was smart. I also love the fire place by the kitchen table, that looks so cozy! Great changes!

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend! This is my first time here and have enjoyed seeing your country kitchen. Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at the party. Now a follower!
Farmhouse hugs,

The Farmers Daughter said...

Well, Tammy, you might not like to paint but it sure brightened your kitchen and set off everything else. You know I love your style! Thank you for joining Country Whites Weekend! We have some wonderful posts and yours was certainly one of them! Be sure and check back this Friday for the features!
Blessings from the Farmhouse,

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love then bead board wallpaper Tammy.
All your displays are so beautiful.
Love your home!

Annesphamily said...

You have such a sweet creative heart! I really like this look! You have a lovely home because it looks so warm and inviting! I like that a lot!