5 Things to Do with… Beadboard

Beadboard is a classic wall paneling commonly associated with New England and Cape Cod-style houses and country decor. While its standard use is as wainscoting (e.g., below a chair rail), its availability in tongue-and-groove sections, or as a sheet good material, makes it perfect for a variety of DIY-friendly projects. Here are five favorites!

 

1. MAKE A WALL SHELF

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Photo: PBTeen.com

Studio C came up with a DIY hack to recreate this beadboard peg shelf from Pottery Barn Teen using less than $20 in materials. Discover how they did it here.

2. MAKE A HEADBOARD

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Photo: The Happier Homemaker

A headboard is a fantastic, inexpensive way to really pump up the finished look of a bedroom. The Happier Homemaker shows you how to whip up your own from scratch.

 

3. MAKE A BACKSPLASH

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Photo: LizMarieBlog.com

Whitewashed beadboard can do wonders to brighten up a drab kitchen. See how Liz Marie of Everything Lovely transformed her kitchen with the material.

 

4. BEADBOARD-PANELED DISHWASHER

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Photo: Carrie4Six

Carrie from Saving 4 Six gave her worn, scratched dishwasher door a facelift by simply adding beadboard to the appliance’s door with construction adhesive.

 

5. BEADBOARD BATHTUB SURROUND

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Photo: HGTV.com

A standard-issue bathtub gets an elegant upgrade with this custom beadboard tub surround. My buddy Bryan Patrick Flynn shows you how to build it in your own bathroom on HGTV.com.

 

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