Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beadboard Goes Up - Dining Room Part 4

I know I'm jumping around with my posts on the Dining Room, but hopefully when it's all done, I will have covered everything. :-)
My husband found 10 sheets of beadboard on Craigslist for $40!  If you've shopped for beadboard, you know that it runs around $20 a for $40 for 10 sheets - that was a great deal!  It was grey in color, but that didn't matter, I had plans to paint it anyway.
We started with the North wall.  After putting one board up, we realized we would have to cover the seams because they did not fall on studs and we would have to use liquid nails and LOTS of regular nails!  So we took the first board off and made the seams equal in distance.

Here is the other half of the North wall.  Our ceiling is 12 feet tall in this room, but it angles at about 8 feet.  We went up about 7 feet on the walls with the beadboard. 

Here is the West wall...the other side of this wall is the Kitchen.  If we would have thought about it, we would have cut two boards equal in width, so the seam would have fallen in the really is not a big deal to us (now) it is how it is . :-) 

Here is the North and East wall.  

Here is the East and South wall.  That is the PITA shutter.  It looks fine, but is not installed totally correct.  You can still see screws from the outside.  We picked our battle and chose to take the 1/2 off refund and live with it...we will probably do something so that you can not see those screws! 

So this is how the Dining Room sat for a year!  Putting up the beadboard was a task in itself.  When we had this house built, we took lots of pictures of each stage - thank goodness!!  We referenced back to the pictures to find the studs in the walls.  We also used a stud-finder.  The studs are not where they 'normally' would be so the beadboard seams would no stay put...they kept 'popping' off the walls.  We really did not want to use liquid nails because whenever we wanted to take the beadboard down, we didn't want the sheetrock to be ruined.  In the end, we used liquid nails and the beadboard is up and it's not coming down anytime soon!
It is now trimmed out - pics to come! and painted!!

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  1. I just put beadboard up myself in my diningroom. I am still working on the trim though. It was hard doing it by myself and I don't have any electric tools except for a mitersaw. It is not perfect, but it made such a huge difference in our diningroom that I love it imperfections and all.

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  4. Looks great so far! I just worked on a project using beadboard wall paper and it looks great but it's still not the real thing!

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