Beadboard for My Birthday

July 9, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! I'm in a good mood this morning because it's my birthday week! Yay! As an early birthday present, my husband and mom got together and put beadboard on the sides of my kitchen island. As you may know, we are in the process of hiring someone to paint our cabinets white...and beadboard on the island is something I've been wanting for forever. So my husband and mom spent several hours on Sunday doing this for me.....have I mentioned my love language is acts of service? I was SO excited about this project!

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Here is our kitchen before. Don't get me wrong, we have a beautiful kitchen. But the cabinets and cabinet hardware are not my style. And everything is so.....tan and brown. We need to brighten things up a bit!

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There is the island pre-makeover. I tried to clean up for this photo....but obviously forgot to move the cat food in the bottom left corner further out of the way....oops! 

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First up they removed the old molding around the island....with hopes to re-use it. Then we all went to Home Depot to buy the beadboard. Did you know they will cut it for you for free? Make sure you tell them the dimensions at least 20 times....at least that's what we had to do to make the guy understand. It was stressing me out. And of course he was ever so slightly off....which made for more work for my mom and husband. They had to bust out a mini saw to fix the problem....but I forgot to snap a photo.  

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After they fixed the sizing they used liquid nails to secure the beadboard. And added some weights propped up against it while it dried. 

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Or you could just use your feet, too. Whatever works!

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Sophie supervised from above, as usual.

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We had to go back to Home Depot once more for new bottom molding, since the beadboard made the island slightly bigger. Luckily the corner trim still worked. They secured the trim with small finishing nails that will be puttied and covered with white paint....eventually. 

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And here it is! That corner trim will be painted white to match. And we'll put in a new white electrical socket too. 

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I love it and couldn't be happier with my birthday present!

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25 Responses to “Beadboard for My Birthday”

  1. Happy birthday week! The beadboard looks FANTASTIC!!! I love it!!!!

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  2. You are so lucky to have fix it men/women family in your life! That's the one area my fiance' does NOT do! :) he calls for help otherwise he'd actually break or mess it up!

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  3. Happy Birthday week!!! It looks great, they did a fantastic job!

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  4. Happy Birthday week!!! Love your kitchen!!!

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  5. Happy almost birthday! Beadboard looks fabulous!

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  6. It came out so good!! Love it!

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  7. Wow, it looks great! Also, how funny that your kitty climbs on top of the cabinets like that :)

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  8. wowowowowow going white on those beautiful cabinets...that prolly took some prayer and fasting to make that decision...lol. its gonna be great! nice start on the island!

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  9. Very pretty! Amazing what a "small" change can do to make a big difference!!! :)

    Happy Birthday week! PS- How the heck does your cat get all the way up there?!?! lol

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  10. Love this! It's crazy how much of a difference such a small change can make!

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  11. What a fantastic and thoughtful birthday present! It looks great :) Happy early birthday!

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  12. I love that! I can't wait to see the kitchen all white and pretty! That orange kitty is going to pop so well off the white cabinets! HAHA

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  13. Happy birthday week pretty lady!!! That's such a sweet gift from your hubby and mom :) It looks great!!

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  14. Looks great! I wish we could do some more changes to our kitchen! I love the beadboard! I also love the pictures of your cat!

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  15. Looks great and definitely brightens up the room! Happy Birthday week! :)

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  16. Looks awesome! Painting our kitchen cabinets white and adding beadboard to our kitchen island is on our to-do list too. Happy Birthday week!

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  17. Wow, what a change that makes and it seems pretty easy to do. Happy Birthday and great job!

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  18. Happy week birthday,your kitchen looks nicer.Looking forward to see the white cabinets.I did the same thing at my kitchen (painted all cabinets white)and it looks so much nicer now.
    a viewer from tiny Madeira Island Portugal
    xoxo
    Lulu

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  19. I love how this turned out! Happy birthday week too! I would love any info you have on cabinet painting and average price quotes? We are debating getting this done or most likely doing it ourselves - would love any info!

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  20. So exciting! Happy birthday week :) I had to do a double take with your cat above your cabinets...it looked like an illusion as first glance! Anyway, I can't wait to see your kitchen all finished!

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  21. So cute! I especially just love the picture of your mom and Jon with their feet up on the board... too cute. What a great bday gift, hope you have a wonderful birthday week!!

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  22. AnonymousJuly 09, 2012

    Ok! So I have been an "anonymous" reader for quite sometime and am finally speaking up! Not only am I too, 32 weeks pregnant (due 9/3) but this week is my birthday week too!! Thursday is my big day to be exact! Congratulations on your pregnancy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Lindsay in Kansas

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  23. That is perfect! I love it! Happy Birthday!

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  24. very pretty and happy birthday!
    i love that extra space you have ontop of your counters i want that when i get my own house great place for all my cake stands lol

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  25. it looks great and will be perfect with all of the details finished. what pop of color in your kitchen!

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