Monday, August 9, 2010

THAT Chair

Remember when I purchased these beauties last summer and naively assumed I’d reupholster them? Notice how I just said “last summer”? Well, I finally finished one. One. And it nearly broke me.

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I’m inches away (literally) from being done, but I ran short of some trim. Tomorrow, my dears.

In other news, I gave you a hint about my next project the other day. It’s come time to do some beadboard paneling in the kids’ bathroom. It’s a room with no windows, and it’s in need of some architectural help. Does beadboard really count as architectural?

image-98And because I never seem to choose to do anything the easy way, I want wide plank paneling. It’s not that it’s really more difficult, but it’s definitely not as popular when it comes to finding some inspiration pics. GEES!

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I originally wanted the paneling to go horizontally. However, it’s a little intimidating since I’ve never even done beadboard before.

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I’m hoping my FIL will help me, and he doesn’t do well with things done “differently”.  So, it looks like it’ll be going vertical.

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My question for you? Any advice you wanna give this novice beadboarder? I’m going pretty high with the height, and I’m replacing the baseboards entirely. Who knows why I just told you that. Maybe it’ll factor in on your advice?

P.S. I said “I” 15 times in this post. That’s ridiculous.

24 comments:

Kaye said...

Go with horizontal!!! It's different, I like it, and it's your first choice. When you do a project, you want no regrets so jump in with both feet!!!!

Can't wait to see the chairs and the bead board!!!!

Kaye

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

We did vertical beadboard in our half-bath redo and absolutely love the finished product. We went fairly high as well with lots of chunky trim at the top.

I love it either way but horizontal sounds really fun and I'd love to see the end result... :)

Colleen said...

I can't wait to see. I bet it will come out great. Where did you find that pic of the hallway? Looks beautiful and needless to say I want to see more LOL!!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Chris,
Can't wait to see your finished chair. That's one thing I haven't attempted. My sister is the master of that.
About your bead board...go with your first love of horizontal. There are some more inspirational pictures over at http://www.theletteredcottage.net/
There are pictures of horizontal boards right on the first page of their blog.
Good luck!
~Karen~

Amy said...

Can't wait to see the chair!

Do go horizontal! You won't be happy if you settle with vertical. I can't imagine it would be that much more complicated...but then, I've never put up beadboard, vertically or horizontally :-)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Beadboard looks more intimidating than it is. You'll do great!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Go for it - beadboard is much easier than it seems.

Then again, it's easy for me to say that since my husband actually installed ours with no help from yours truly...

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

Layla at Letered Cottage is doing the HORIZONTAL planks in her bedroom right now & I think has an inspiration photo or two & I think they are STUNNING. If you go with vertical, you will love it too! I'm excited to see your finished product. All the advice I can give is to make sure to caulk the seams, it will really finish it off!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

vertical is as good as horizontal, it all depends how things are done, when you attempt something, all you need to see is how to do it the right way

EMILY said...

my advice is just to be sure you don't put it so high that you can't hang anything above it at a reasonable height....if you want to hang anything above it!

val said...

Lovin' the chairs! Can't wait to see how they turned out :)! And the bead board...great touch in a bathroom for sure - definitely consider hanging horizontal! It will look fabulous!

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

The good old fashioned vertical beadboarding comes in pre-made boxes which make it super easy to do and it looks great too, just not different. Horizontal is just a different look entirely so it's a choice you have to make. I can't wait to see your choice!

-Desiree

The Shumards said...

My husband and I just did beadboard in our laundry room and what we learned is-definetley glue it up rather than nail:makes for easier painting with less holes to fill in.

jociegal said...

I LOVE the horizontal paneling - it's really great. Also - VERY excited to see those chairs!!!

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

that's funny, I always notice how many "I's" when typing, too. It drives me nuts!
I am excited to see how the process turns out for you. I think the horizontal would be great, but I'm not the one doing the dirty work! ;)

Barb said...

Pop just asked me what you do with your time! I showed him your blog! You go girl. I agree with all the bloggers, go with your first choice of horizontal. Just tell FIL to turn sideways. Also, use glue. It will turn out great. Can't wait to see both, the chair and the paneling. You have me on the edge of my pc for sure.

Blarney said...

Oh for Pete's sake ~ just show us a sneak peek of those chairs!

Brandy said...

I'm dying to see the finished chair, I want to try it and want to see how you did with it.

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Ann said...

Can't wait to see that chair...we are so paralleling because I am about to finish just ONE of my pair of hideous chairs..I got stuck on the trim part..not sure what to use--self-made corded of the same fabric, or a contrasting purchased trim?? I'm gonna wait and see what YOU do! hehe!Ann at http://housefinally.blogspot.com/

Mindy said...

I so badly want horizontal panels on my bedroom walls, and painted wood floors. My hubby wonders why we bought a new house, when I keep trying to make this one look old! :) I can't wait to see what you come up with, it will be great for sure!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hee...more ridiculous is that you actually counted your "I's"

It's easy...and frankly horizontal shoudn't be much harder than vertical (depending on width of space) Can't wait to see your chairs!

Jennifer Garbett said...

We did tongue and groove panels in my daughters room (I think they are 4 or 5in wide) and added a nice 1x2 on top with all new baseboards on bottom (ours was vertical). We bought the boards in long sections (12ft I think) and ended up with 4ft height I believe. It was a project...but we've never done anything like it and pulled it off (by "WE" I mean "he"). He used nail gun but he was annoyed with all the caulking and paint filling, so maybe glue would be better =) And the only other thing that was tough was boards that weren't totally straight...so watch for that.

We've had it for almost 3yrs and I'm getting ready to make her a farmhouse big girl bed to match the style in her room...still love the walls =)

Lila said...

My husband did all of our molding and baseboards. His tip for the small corner pieces is a hot glue gun. In the end you fill in the nail holes and spaces with spackle. The glue gun is perfect for those little tikes!

Frugal Home Designs said...

I am pretty sure they sell wall paneling (the wide) at Home Depot, kind of like what would be in a 1970's house, but I think I saw white too. What if you bought the sheets and installed horizontal. Good luck I bet it will look awesome.

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