Thursday, February 10, 2011

To Beadboard or Not to Beadboard

Hi everyone!  I'm so happy the weekend is almost here!

I am posting today because I really need your input.  We are remodeling our half bath.  We were planning on doing beadboard in there, but now I am having second thoughts or cold feet or whatever you want to call it.

I'm not sure if its because my husband told me once we glue the beadboard on the wall, we will have  to do new drywall when we take it down (which makes the beadboard a long term commitment and I have some serious decorating ADD at times) or if its because it really doesn't look good in there. 

So here it is with and without the beadboard.  The beadboard will be painted and have a top piece of trim to make it look better.



I am thinking that the mirror may not go with the beadboard very well, but its hard to say right now.
If we leave it, we have a sidesplash we can install too.  We'd also have to fix the wall behind the sink that was damaged when we removed the old caulking. 

What do you think?  Do it or leave it?  I am leaning one way, but I thought I would see what you guys think!


  1. I think the beadboard looks great! I might be biased because I did beadboard in my own bathroom, but I honestly think it will look really nice once you put up the top chair rail piece.

    It honestly depends on the look you are going for. Without the beadboard you have more of a modern sleek look in the bathroom (which is great too), but with it you are looking at a more country/cottage/colonial look to your bathroom. It ultimately just depends on what your own style is like. Go with your gut, you are the one that has to live with it every day!!! :)

    And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love to meet new people out in this big old blog world. I am a new follower now!!

  2. I love the look of beadboard. I love a crisp white textured wall and we will be putting it in our master bath.

    Beadboard does have a more country feel to it, but it looks really amazing if you pair it with more contemporary pieces - like a rectangular sink, granite and black or chrome accessories.

    Beadboard can keep a more contemporary bathroom from being too "cold" if you know what I mean. I really like your black shelf and it looks like your cabinetry is dark too - painting your mirror black would keep the accessories cohesive.

    A lot of people use a nail gun to fix their beadboard - have you looked into this as a possibility rather than glue?

  3. I started putting beadboard up over 10 yrs ago...I have it in this house and had it in my last house....I never get tired of it!......I have it in 2 of my 3 baths and I'm planing on putting it up in the 3rd bath.....I say do it, we have used finish nails to put it up before and then you can putty the holes....try that if you don't want to use liquid nails...I like the way it looks with your counter and cabinets!

  4. I say go for it. You know I am considering this for my half bath. I love the look of it. Do you think you would grow tired of something like that? I think it's a different look for parts of your home which is nice