Melissa Lopes
Melissa Lopes
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  • Atwater, CA

Installing Beadboard as Backsplash and Kitchen Makeover for $100

7 Materials
$100
2 Days
Easy

While I was looking for a way to update my kitchen with a classic and inexpensive farmhouse style look I came across the beadboard which I instantly fell in love with. I completed my beadboard backsplash, added a pendant light and added some farmhouse charm to my cabinet for $100.00. Visit my blog to see my full tutorial.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
We added this pendant light that I picked up from Lowe's for $30.00. My husband was able to tap into the current recessed lighting so that my switch works for the new pendant light as well. I love how this little light made such huge difference.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
We started with using the beadboard that was picked up at lowe's. The panels are $20 a panel. I wanted to beadboard the whole wall including above the cabinets so we used to panels for a total of $40.00
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
My husband took all of our measurements we needed. He measured in between the cabinets and cupboards and also above the cabinets to see how to cut the beadboard to size. He also measured the outlets so he can cut those as well. You could also take your measurements before hand and have Lowe's or Home Depot cut it for you.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
He used a jigsaw to cut the outlets to size and also for the corners and edges.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
Once you have your beadboard cut place it in the area you will be using it and make sure it fits into place before you apply the construction adhesive.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
When you are ready to adhere to the wall apply the construction adhesive directly to the wall or beadboard.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
Use finishing nails in the corners to secure into place. You can do this with a nail gun or regular hammer.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
Seal the beadboard by sealing the seams, corners and edges with caulk. Add your outlet extenders and fill seams and nail holes with wood putty and sand when dry. Once your beadboard is sealed and all imperfections or smoothed out paint your color of choice.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
With the left over beadboard we added some rustic farmhouse charm to our lower cabinet. I had my husband apply the beadboard to the cabinet and frame with some extra wood we had on hand. I loved the aged rustic farmhouse look this has since I didn't fill any of the seams or corner.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
I painted with a pure white to match the cabinetry.
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
The final look. We added beadboard, hung a pendant light and added some farmhouse charm to our standard cabinetry for $100.00
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
installing beadboard as backsplash and kitchen makeover for 100
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  • Kelly
    on Mar 5, 2019

    Super cute! Love the low cost. How wipeable is the surface? Just thinking about splatters from cooking.

    • TINA
      on Apr 5, 2019

      we installed a bead board back splash 8 yrs ago, love it, washes down with Clorox cleaner and a sponge.

  • Dan
    on Mar 11, 2019

    How about the ceiling bead board also?

  • Cindy Bates
    on Mar 11, 2019

    Love this! Wish I had seen this before it took me a year to pick out my backsplash! What do you think about adding bead board above my cabinets? I usd bead board in both bathrooms, but not sure why I didn’t think about this for my kitchen?

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  • Kay
    on Mar 14, 2019

    I Love what you've done it all pulls together beautifully. It's great to see a project where your not told it's a must to use nail guns, still saws and the like, we don't all have access or space for these! Fortunately I have all the other tools used. I've been looking for a make over I could do by myself in the kitchen which would hide uneven walls and this is perfect! It's inexpensive looks relatively easy to do and gives a completely new look... fantastic, thanks for sharing

  • Allinthefamilysingers
    on Apr 2, 2019

    SO pretty I started to do this in our kitchen Wish I had after seeing yours I done used up my bead board for other projects now. I used the tin ceiling wall paper getting tired of already. Thanks for sharing.

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