wishing for wainscoating

No, we’re not talking about food here. Weird. So very, very weird. Right?

I’ve got the home decor bug, the DIY flu.. the I am dying to do A-Z to my home, NOW feeling. That being said, I have one messy, but soon to be awesome homestead. <Insert smiley face here>

So anyways, on the the real point of this post. Sidetracked much? This is one of my favourite DIY projects that I’ve embarked on thus far! And who do I have to thank for it? Good ol’ Martha Stewart. Thank you very much Martha!

It’s Bead Board Wallpaper. Yes. Paintable wallpaper, designed to mimic the look of real Bead Board Wainscoating.

Umh, yes please.

I was so stoked when I came across this at Home Depot. I adore Bead Board and knew from the moment we stepped into our house that I wanted to use it throughout the home. I love the look of it. Country, but chic at the same time. So bright and inviting. J’adore.

I love the look, however, I didn’t love the price tag. For example, Home Depot sells a package called Woodhave Beadboard. It comes with 10 panels, covering 29 Sq Ft and is priced at $143.12. While this is definitely one of the cheaper options we found, it still wasn’t in our budget! <Insert sad face here>

So, with my Bead Board dreams being basically being thrown down the drain, you cannot begin to imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this amazing stuff just a few isles over! Oh em gee! HELLO PAINTABLE WALLPAPER. And the best part, it’s priced at $24.99 a roll. Yeah you read that right folks. $24.99 for sweet, sweet Bead Board.

3 rolls came home with me that night, along with a wallpaper trowel and a bucket of wall paper adhesive. All for the beauty price of $90-95. Score!

You’re about to see some Bead Board Porn.

Disclaimer: These photos are what I call raw. There has been no editing or digital touch ups done to any of the photos about to be shown. So yeah, you’re going to see my half done, shawty paint job & amateur chair rail installation skills. I was just so excited to share my experience with this wallpaper that I couldn’t help but take premature photos! So deal with it, haha.

Work it.

Here you can see the painted versus non painted wallpaper.

Honestly thought. You cannot even tell it’s not the real stuff. I’ve got both in my house and I’ve compared. Trust me, haha. It is amazing. I was able to do it all on my lonesome in only a couple of days. How awesome is that. No power tools required. Yeah baby. Just my type of project.

chevrorganization

High-ho, high-ho it’s off to blogging I go! Yep, that’s right. I’m officially back to blog land and I am excited. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the house business and such, and so I decided to take a slight break from writing for a while. However, we’ve been in the house for around 1 month-full time now, and we’ve been working night and day. And you know what that means… Linds has got a WHOLE lot of DIY’s to share with you.

So, call this trendy, or not. But I’ve got a slight serious addiction to chevron. Anything and everything chevron. I’ve dreamt about it on lampshades, on the floor, on the walls, pretty much every place you can imagine. I’ve thought about it.

So, low and behold one of my more recent projects… and one that I am in love with. It’s rustic, yet modern and unique all at the same time. Just my style.

Check out this storage system. I know claim to be chevrorganized. Wicked right. <Insert E’s eye roll here!>

So, this system came to me both from seeing similar ideas of Pinterest, but also because our new bathroom, despite it’s large size was seriously lacking in storage. Not only does it lack in the linen closet (aka: there isn’t one), but we also have a pedestal sink, which equals no vanity. So yes, you see the dilemma!

All that’s required for this project is an old scrap of wood, painters tape, paint, pipe fittings, mason jars and screws. That’s it, that’s all.

What to do:

  1. I eyeballed and taped off the chevron pattern on the wood and painted it white and yellow.
  2. Let the paint dry, and measured and marked where I would secure the pipe fittings to hold my mason jars.
  3. Then I pre-drilled holes in the wood where I had marked for the pipe fittings, and subsequently in the pipe fittings themselves.
  4. Next I decided where I would position the fixture on my walls and drew a line with a level.
  5. Next I held up my board, and drilled through my pre-drilled holes into the wall to mark the spot to insert my drywall plugs. Note: I had to use drywall plugs as no studs were present where I was hanging this.
  6. Next, I inserted my drywall plugs into holes I had drilled in the wall.
  7. Now, screw your screws through the pipe fittings, and into the piece of wood. Now, line the screws up with the holes in the walls (or in my case the drywall plugs) and screw the screws into the wall.
  8. Tadaahh! Your units are now secured to the wall. All that’s left to do is insert your jars, tighten your pipe fittings and fill those babies up! Boom!

I know it’s a terrible picture, however I’m in love with them! No, not my legs in the mirror, haha but my mason jar beauts!