Paneling! Beadboard! Wainscoting!
What do you call it?
Whatever you call it, it’s where we are!
After JB finished painting the floor the first time, it was time to cover up all the nasty crud left behind from the old tiles.
Sorry, I got 50 year old mortar stuck in my throat…oh, that was nasty.
So, b/c Jerry and I really like doing things twice (the paint in the living room, the paint on the floor) we figured the beadboard should be no different.
The first installation went a little like this:
- Cut to size
- Nail around the perimeter of the piece to make it stick to the wall
“Um…are we going to be able to make those nails invisible, babe?”
I thought he was going to kill me when I asked him that.
“I’m not doing it again!,” was the response I got.
After we finished the bath half of the bathroom beadboard using nails on only the top and bottom (where they can be hidden by moulding) and using a serious amount of “Strong as Nails” glue on every other inch of it, the mister allowed me to do some light demo on the sink/toilet side of the bathroom.
Do you get this at all?
I was then allowed to pull down the beadboard from the sides of the sink and toilet and behind one of the doors (at this point the new sinks and toilets were already installed and we couldn’t just take them out so the beadboard behind our porcelain had to stay the way it was).
Having some issues with pieces not sticking to the wall was no fun.
Our house was built in the early 50s so things aren’t always as square as Jerry. :)
BUT we managed to get all of the beadboard up as well as install the toilet and sinksssss.
Plural. I wanted two sinks, I got two sinks.
Fighting over a sink in order to save your shirt from toothpaste dripage is NO FUN.
PP Sorry for the crap photos. Apparently, when we were doing major projects in the house we didn’t bother to take photos of each milestone. Go figure. In our defense, though, sometimes two sets of hands just doesn’t seem like enough!