My goal has always been to add character to my bland builders grade home. This corner in my kitchen was next on the list! I decided I wanted to add bead board to this nook to create texture and personality. I also was really drawn to the idea of a shelf with pegs underneath.
Here is where we started:
I had an idea of what I wanted, but was unsure of where I wanted the bead board to stop and where I would want the protentional shelf or peg rails. This corner was full of outlets from the prior owners of the house who had a tv here. I am not going to lie, that limited my options for the placement of things, but I was determined to make it work. I mapped out potential heights/dimensions with painters tape to get a visual of what it would look like. This is always a good idea because it ensures I’ll like the placement of things before starting a project.
Adding Bead Board
To create a clean look, I wanted to add a pretty piece of trim to the top of the bead board. This piece of trim would be my guide for the length of the planks. Using a level, shims, Loctite Construction Adhesive, and a brad nailer I attached it to the wall. The shims bumped it out just a little bit so that the trim and beadboard planks would be flush with each other. I then began adding the beadboard panels, which we planed down to 1/2″ before hanging them. I measured from the base of the trim down to the baseboard. I also attached the planks with Loctite and a brad nailer. The plank in the corner was too big so I measured the space and cut the board to width. Ideally a table saw would be used to do this, but a jigsaw with a nice fresh blade & a steady hand will also work if you don’t have a table saw.
I then caulked the top, bottom and corner of the bead board. Because of the grooves, I used a flathead screw driver to dig out the caulk from the divets to create a clean look. Using Plastic Wood, I filled in the holes from the brad nails. After the caulk and wood filler were dry, I was able to sand.
Time for Paint
To make this look cohesive, I painted the bead board the same color as the existing door and trim. The color is Creamy Mushroom by Behr and it is definitely a favorite of mine!
To create the next level of interest, I knew I needed brass here. I found this fun sconce with lots of texture and personality.
We were able to remove the upper outlet since it was an old defunct cable tv outlet. To help camouflage the remaining outlets, I used paintable switch plates and painted them creamy mushroom as well. Then I added a vintage piece of art to complete this look for now, while I decide whether I’m adding a built-in counter-height cabinet or a peg rack shelf here. Stay tuned!
I truly believe wall treatments are such a great way to add character to any space, and this cozy beadboard corner nook does not disappoint.
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