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I’ll be honest here, I’m not great at drywall! So when we took the tile off the walls of this space I decided I’d put the drywall up and then add a beadboard wall treatment instead of having to make the added drywall match the existing. But also because I love a beadboard! And as you can see above, instead of going vertical with the breadboard lines like you normally do, this room was small enough to go horizontal without having a seam where 2 panels meet. I love to be a little different sometimes!
I first started with the easiest wall. I took measurements and ripped the beadboard down to size and nailed it into place with my brad nailer. I don’t have a bunch of photos of this process since this room was so tiny and hard to video as I manipulated this big piece of beadboard into place.
Then it was time for caulk and paint. I first painted the beige colored wall Pure White by SW and ceiling.
My friends, Andrea and Janson, and their kids were out of town during this part so I took it upon myself to pick a paint color I thought they would like. I decided to go bold! Worst case, if they didn’t like it, it’s just paint and I could paint it another color. I went with the color Ocean Abyss by Behr. I know it’s a bright color, but keep in mind that this is a kids bathroom.
Are you as nervous as I was about the bold color choice?? Well, I went for it anyways! This is the moment I was super excited and super nervous if they would like it all at the same time!
Then the question became: Do I paint the shutters white or blue??
This is what it looked like after one coat and I still wasn’t sure about the color.
But once I started putting on the second coat I decided to go ahead and paint the shutters blue too.
And look how it turned out!!! I think I made the right decision on the shutters!
I even painted the door on the inside and the trim.
What do you think? Do you like the color? Did I make the right choice on the shutters? Do you like the horizontal beadboard as opposed to vertical?
Next up, putting the toilet back and adding accessories and the reveal!
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