Beadboard Wallpaper Review

January 19, 2016

edited review

Hey friends! Hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend. Did anyone else have a crying child last night about not wanting to go to school? Looks like someone enjoyed their 3 day weekend a little too much. Thankfully, it only happened last night and we had a somewhat smooth morning getting back into routine.

Do you remember my post at Orgjunkie on our mud area makeover? This change has made the biggest difference in keeping this area organized and tidy. Today, I want to share some thoughts on working with beadboard wallpaper. The photos aren’t the best quality because they were taken late on New Year’s Eve. What better time to start a new home project right? 


We used this particular brand, Allen and Roth from Lowe’s. The reviews were pretty great online. You can even paint over it if you prefer a color other than white. The main reason we decided to put this up was because there were so many holes after removing all of the hooks and shelf. Even though, the holes were filled, we’d either have to repaint the wall or cover it with wallpaper. That’s when I thought of beadboard paper! I had been interested in trying this out for a while and this was the perfect opportunity. 


First, Jimmy had to measure the wall and cut the paper. He likes to do the more technical parts of DIY where measuring is involved because he’s a perfectionist. This works for me because that’s my least favorite part! We used four pieces total and had to cut around a few outlets. Here’s my sister “helping” us, more like photobombing.


The next step is to generously spray the adhesive side of the wallpaper. 

IMG_8824-1Fold it over and let sit for about 5-10 minutes. 


After carefully placing the paper up, I used a paint roller to remove any bubbles and made sure it was flat against the wall.  Haha, Jimmy looks like he just woke up from a nap. 


That’s 2 sheets on the wall side by side. We stopped it at the light switch so that we could place one of the trims there with the hooks. 


We put all the beadboard wallpaper up and left it overnight to adhere and dry.


The next day, someone wanted their picture taken. Every time I need to take a picture for the blog, she gets in on the action. 

mud area 6 mud area 5

Jimmy took measurements, went to Home Depot, had trim cut to desired size, and drilled them against the wall. He then mounted the hooks. The top trim covered the existing holes from the previous shelf. 


I love the results of the beadboard wallpaper. When I first saw it on the roll, I was a bit skeptical because it looked fake and felt foamy. It looks a much better on the wall after it’s applied. Real beadboard is always going to look amazing but this is a great alternative if you don’t own any tools to cut. Plus, I wanted something a bit more immediate since we needed to use this area quickly. 

I hope this information helps. We still have a lot of it left so I may use it in another part of the house like the laundry room. Typically, beadboard is used in bathrooms, kitchens, and dining rooms. 

Have a wonderful day!


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

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