UncategorizedBathroom Beadboard May 16, 2012Hey y’all! Welcome to those of you who are visiting from The Lettered Cottage! I’m so glad you’re here 🙂 I got a great question yesterday about how we hid the seams between the sheets of beadboard that we used in our bathroom redo (Thanks, Amy!). I hadn’t thought to do a post on this, so I’m so glad Amy asked the question. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as one might think. Here’s a picture of the bathroom… This beadboard on the walls comes in 4×8′ sheets. So Amy was right, there should be seams where each sheet meets and in the corners. When we first put them up, there were definitely visible seams. To fix this problem, we did a couple of things: 1.) Make sure each seam is meets on a stud. This keeps the edges as tight to the wall as possible and keeps the seams from puckering out from the wall at all. 2.) Attach to the wall with a nail gun. 3.) Once everything is attached, use paintable caulk to fill in the seams. This will be flexible as the house shifts to prevent the seams or corners cracking over time. 4.) Run your finger down the seam (while it is still wet) after it is filled to make it as smooth as possible and get off any excess. TIP: A big key is making sure that seams get as close in the corners as possible to minimize large gaps and caulking. Caulking works well, but if the seam or gap is too wide, it’ll be tough to hide. 5.) After it dries, sand it down to get a smooth finish before painting (this is why you want the excess rubbed off – it can be hard to sand off!). TIP: You can repeat this process as many times as needed. If you make sure the seams (or holes) are filled well enough the first time, once should be enough. 6.) After it’s all dry and sanded, it’s time to prime and paint! After one coat of primer and two coats of paint, you see no seams… I’m so glad that it turned out. I would use beadboard, board and batten, or wood walls in every room if I could. To me, nothing adds cottage charm like white wood walls. And y’all know how much I love cottage style! Amy, I hope this answered your questions on seams and I hope it’ll convince your husband that it’s possible to have beautiful beadboard walls without visible seams. It really wasn’t a bad process and I think the results are totally worth it! Send me some pictures if you decide to go with the beadboard – I would love to see it and share! *** On a different note, I also got a question about how we built our sunroom desk. We don’t have a tutorial for this. My husband made it for me for Christmas. He got an idea for it and just figured it out as he went. We’re going to go through how he made it and create a tutorial this weekend, so I’ll have one for you guys next week! As always, thanks for hanging around. We’re so glad you’re here!