Posts Tagged ‘beaded board’

Sweet, Classic, Floral Bedroom in West U

October 10, 2020


Look at how this fluid floral pattern in a warm colorway snugs up this spare bedroom. The wallpaper was applied to just the top portion of the wall, with a chair rail and wainscoting below it.

At my suggestion, below the chair rail, the homeowner will add either beaded-board paneling OR embossed (textured) faux beaded board wallpaper. I’m voting for the wallpaper! To be honest, it’s the better option. It’s cheaper, installation will be less expensive, and, most important, it’s thinner, so that it will not cover up the narrow profile of the baseboard.

The paneling will then be painted. I suggested pulling a color out of the wallpaper, such as a soft “buff” found in some of the flowers. That will add more visual weight to the bottom portion of the room, as well as warm up the whole look.

If the homeowners want to kick it up a notch, they could add a glaze, using a color found in some of the flowers. There are blues and greens, but I much prefer the red/orange tones.

The walls were originally textured, so I spent a day and a half skim-floating them and then sanding smooth, and followed that with a primer formulated for wallpaper.

The wallpaper is by York, in their SureStrip line, which is one of my favorite manufacturers and products. SureStrip is pre-pasted and easy to hang, does not shrink significantly, and is designed to be easy to strip off the wall when it’s time to redecorate.

The home is in the West University / Southside Place area of Houston.

Fun, Adventurous, Wild Color in a Rear Bathroom

January 4, 2020


Here is a larger-than-usual rear / pool bathroom that went from typical suburban hum-drum to wildly fun and colorful, all due to the addition of a little wallpaper.

Located in the Humble / northeast area of Houston, this house is home to a family with young children. The homeowner’s taste in the formal “public” areas of the home leans toward the classic, rather than trendy. Click here to see a room I did a year ago. https://wallpaperlady.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/brunschwig-fils-bird-and-thistle-in-a-north-east-houston-powder-room/

But for this bathroom, which is located off the family’s greatroom, and is adjacent to both the swimming pool and the wife’s work-out room, the homeowner wanted something fun and bright and spirited.

This wallpaper pattern is called Janta Bazaar, by Thibaut Designs. The inks on this paper are delicate, and can be stained easily. So it’s fortuitous that the homeowner had beaded board paneling installed, that reaches up to nearly 6′ – way past any splashes from the sink or toilet.

It was bought from my favorite source for good quality, product knowledge, expert service, and competitive price – Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

Tiny Print in a Country Bathroom

March 15, 2016
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More pics of my recent job in the country …

This master bathroom is on a farm near Round Top, Texas. White beaded-board wainscoting goes 3′ up the walls, and the wallpaper covers the rest.

It’s a clean, airy look, and has a lot of “country” in its feel.

This wallpaper is by York Wallcoverings. It is prepasted and nice to work with. (The un-plumb walls and un-level ceiling are another matter all together….) The paper was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

Beachy Bathroom in Galveston

November 19, 2015
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This home in Galveston was built in the 1800’s, and survived the 1900 Great Storm (hurricane). The homeowners have an island theme going on in their decorating, and the bathroom was the final touch. They had done some renovations to the bathroom, including new shower & tub, toilet, vanity with quartz countertop, and the cool distressed, salvaged beaded board they put on the lower half of the wall as wainscoting. (last two photos) The doorknobs are for holding towels. So cute!

But they said they could not find anyone on the island to hang wallpaper; I was very happy to drive down and help them out.

The walls weren’t in bad condition, but they showed decades of “home repairs” – layers and layers of paint, drips, sheetrock patches, uneven areas, grit, etc. I skim floated all the walls to make them smooth, and then primed with a good coat of Gardz. This yield a much smoother surface for the shiny wallpaper, and a more stable foundation in a bathroom where humidity will be a factor.

This sea shell-themed pattern blends nicely with the beachy feel in the rest of the house. I particularly love how it coordinates with the rustic beaded board below the chair rail. The wallpaper is by York, and is printed on a pre-pasted non-woven stock, which is supposed to strip off the wall easily and cleanly when it’s time to redecorate.

Faux Beaded Board Wallpaper, Pt II

March 28, 2014

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Digital ImageThis is the second time this month that I’ve hung wallpaper that mimics beaded board paneling. Much cheaper than the real thing, and simpler to install, too.

This paper is textured, meaning it’s three-dimensional, and is meant to be painted. Once it’s dry, it will be all white. the puffy vinyl surface did mar easily, so you have to be careful to not knock anything against it.

The manufacturer is Brewster. It’s pre-pasted, easy to work with, and inexpensive. A great alternative to breaking out the power tools and nails and wrestling with the real thing.

Note: Once the painters are done, they will replace the outlet cover.

Faux Beaded Board Looks Like the Real Thing

February 27, 2014

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Digital ImageThe homeowners’ interior designer told them that beaded board would look great in their laundry room. The husband, who has done some astonishingly detailed wood working in other rooms of the house, contemplated paneling this room, but decided the angles and nooks and crannies would be too complicated. So they found a wallpaper that mimics beaded board, and asked me to put it up.

The paper was pre-pasted and was nice to work with. But the room was a bugger, with a lot of odd spaces, difficult-to-reach areas, and very limited space, including a refrigerator that had to be rolled in and out of its alcove, about 20 times.

This paper was labeled a “problem wall solver” and indicated that, because it was textured, it would hide flaws in the wall. But I knew it would NOT hide much of anything, especially with the smooth surface of the fake paneling. The walls were textured, and those bumps would definitely show under the new paper.

So I skim-floated the walls to smooth them, primed, and hung the paper. The 10-roll room took me 13 hours! It turned out great, and the clients loved it.

The only thing I didn’t like about the paper is that it was damaged easily. A fingernail or something in your pocket if you leaned against it would create a dent. And because it’s so thick and puffy, it can be gouged or torn easily, with people walking in and out the back door of the home.

The paper is made to be painted, and this might increase it’s strength and resistance to “dings.” On the other hand, painting it will make it more difficult to remove in the future.

Graham & Brown makes a nice product, and it’s quite affordable. They have many other patterns of textured, paintable papers. Here is the link to their site, with this particular pattern. The pattern is #15274
http://www.grahambrown.com/us/product/15274/beadboard