Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kitchen Shelves: Take 2

Hello Lovelies! I hope you all have had a wonderful week! I've been keeping busy and today I'm just enjoying some time at home with my husband. We just finished having a delicious brunch- banana pancakes, bacon and eggs and I think I may be nearly ready to take a nap. But before I settle in for a snooze, I thought I would show you a little project that I recently took on.

First, I'll give you a little background. About a year ago, I helped my parents decorate their guest room and one of the things we did  was add beadboard wallpaper. Here's the room before and after (don't mind the lack of trim, my Dad added it after I left)...

Before

After

This was the first time I used beadboard wallpaper and I loved it. The results were fantastic! After completing this room, we had some leftover wallpaper and my parents let me take it with me. There wasn't a whole lot left, but ever since we moved in to our cottage last summer I have been looking for a way to use it. Just so you know, I am absolutely obsessed with beadboard!

This brings us to my latest project. As you've probably guessed, I found a way to use that leftover wallpaper! In our kitchen there is a big shelving unit that we use to store our dishes, cookbooks and jars of food. It's a simple white shelf and previously had no character. Actually, around the time I started this blog (this past fall) I attempted to add some charm to the shelf by painting the back blue. Here is a picture of the shelves when we first moved in and one of them painted blue...




The blue paint was makeover number one for these shelves and now it is on to makeover number two- adding beadboard wallpaper to the back! This was a very easy project and it didn't take long at all. I just measured the back of the shelves and cut my wallpaper and then put it up! It was so simple and I am in love with the results. Because our cottage has a fairly open plan (it's so small that it's hard not to see every room) it feels like it adds character to the whole space! So, without further ado, here are the shelves now...




And here's some more pictures just because I took a ton!




It's hard to see the beadboard in the last two pictures. Anyway, that's how I decided to use my leftover beadboard wallpaper. I'm so glad to finally have some beadboard in our home. I can't wait until we own a place and can use it more! And now, I'm off to either have a nap or read a book. Either way, it's going to be an activity that requires little energy! I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

19 comments:

  1. Oh girl you did a lovely job with that guest room and that's prefect what you did with the leftover wallpaper too. Your shelves look very nicely put together and the spice boxes remind me of Laylas...

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  2. That looks fantastic ~ what a wonderful idea ~ LOVE it~! ;-)

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  3. You guys do "brunch" in style! I love the beadboard wallpaper in the back of your shelf. Do you know there was a blogger from another country that last year couldn't get it there, and so she asked me if I'd order it from Amazon and send it to her? I didn't mind helping her at all. Now I need to get some! I love the way you did your herb boxes. Maybe I'll do that with mine. Very clean look!
    Brenda

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  4. So cute! I love the bedroom makeover and the beadboard on the shelving! It adds that perfect farmhouse touch. And I love the pops of yellow too! The daffodil print is gorgeous. Love it all! Not that it needs anything else, but do you think it would add some of the "character" you were talking about to add a little trim on the edge of each shelf? Just a thought! Looks gorgeous!
    Courtney

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  5. Good idea, Courtney! I think it would totally add character!

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  6. Your shelves look super cute!! Such a small project that makes such a big impact!

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  7. Your kitchen is lovely Jaime! I love the colours and the beadboard paper. I really like those herb boxes on your wall!
    Great job in the guest room too!!

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  8. Love the beadboard. Nice change. Just curious to know if it comes in a range of colours?

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  9. Dee- it's paintable, so it just comes in white.
    Jaimie-Beautiful as always, pookster.

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  10. Love it! I still would LOVE to add some of that beadboard to our home sometime! :)

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  11. hi! i just came here from la famille. i just love your house, and i have never heard of beadboard wallpaper. that is the coolest thing! i'm beyond excited that you posted about it. i already know of something i would love to do with it!!!

    great blog!

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  12. Looks great. I love what you did to your parents guest room too!
    x Marnie

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  13. ahh gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  14. That beadboard wallpaper is really amazing! We just put the real thing in our bathroom, and, I must say, that the wallpaper looks just as good, if not better!! Your parents' guestroom looks amazing too!

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  15. Gorgeous - BTW I nominated you for an award on my blog. Really love your style.

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  16. I love beadboard on anything, I think!! The bedroom makeover is stunning. The photo itself is brilliantly shot. Did you take it? I love it!

    And your shelves to. I want it all!!

    Sarahx

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  17. Thanks everyone!!
    Sarah- I did take the photo, but I was borrowing a nicer camera than the one I have now, so that's why it looks so nice! :)

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  18. Jaimie, I'm not sure how I missed this post, I love what you've done. All of it looks beautiful. So impressed with the bedroom.

    x

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