Monday, October 19, 2009

my name is Mary...and I am addicted to beadboard

Seriously. I think I have a problem with my love for beadboard.
I want it everywhere...walls..ceilings...and I want it all to be white.
I want the real deal...the 3/4" boards...salvaged pieces would be fantastic...they are just so pretty.
I especially love it with layered paint...

Check out this mirror. I did a little happy dance when I realized I have the my warehouse...ready to be painted.
I love moments like that.

(photo: Country Home Magazine)

I just started a reno on my home office space. It is the smallest bedroom in my house...about 13x11.
Would it make a small room seem smaller if I added beadboard to the ceiling?
Would I be crazy to add beadboard over perfectly fine plaster??
Wait...maybe I don't care if it is crazy.
I am so lucky "the man" in this house thinks all my ideas are awesome.
He just wants what I want.

(photo: Old House Journal)

Texture. My other 'obsession'.
Love the old wood walls next to the smooth clawfoot tub.

(photo: Country Living)

I am in LOVE with this powder room!
I am trying to find a way to incorporate a window like this in my home.
Fabulous idea for a divided wall.

(photo: Country Living)

This bathroom has my two favs in one space!
Beadboard..and gray marble.
And the door on the window in this bathroom??
I need it.
Thats all I can say.

(photo: unknown...drop me an email if you know!)

The ceiling in the picture below is my dream for when I start my kitchen reno.
The farmhouse I grew up in had a ceiling like this in the dining room.
I miss that house so much.
Funny how you don't appreciate things like a big ol' farmhouse it until you are older.

(photo: unknown...drop me an email if you know!)

So I want to there anyone else out there that shares my beadboard love??
I would love to hear if anyone has it on their ceiling!
Send me pictures!! I want to hear all about it.


  1. you gotta do what you love...right?!

  2. I have the same addiction!! I say go for the beadboard on the ceiling, it will only make the room even cozier (;

  3. Our old house had beadboard on the ceiling of the screened in front porch and I absolutely loved it! You're right, we do have a lot of the same loves :)

    :) T

  4. Hi Mary!! your blog looks fabulous!! I love this post as you have described some of my favorite things too!! **sigh** one day I will have crown molding and large base baords...gotta have dreams right? XO

  5. We covered our bedroom ceiling in tongue-and-groove beadboard. (White, of course!) Alas, we moved to a new house just a few months later. I miss that ceiling so dang much! It was a ton of work, but I'm hoping my hubby will forget about that part soon enough to do it again in the new abode. :)
    ps- Love your blog!