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Beadboard Wallpaper as a Kitchen Backsplash

After years of enjoying my faux hand-painted tile, I decided it was time for a change up and to give my walls a new look. I had already installed beadboard wallpaper in our dining area, and was so impressed with how it looked. It really looks like a real wood wall panel! I decided to add beadboard wallpaper as a kitchen backsplash.  Our kitchen was a gradual  evolution of change.

Handpainted kitchen tile as a backsplash

I was tired of the dingy look  with the painted backsplash and  while I sealed the hand-painted tile, I couldn’t really scrub it super hard to clean off splashed, dried spaghetti sauce. I wanted something much cleaner looking and a little more cottagey. The best part was, it was all with leftovers. No cost!

Beadboard wallpaper on a kitchen backsplash

It wasn’t super hard to install, in fact, it only took me an afternoon to apply it to the wall. I love how it looks! And when we eventually painted the cabinets, the entire kitchen looked brand new and fresh!
Beadboard wallpaper in kitchen
I love how bright and clean the backsplash looks with beadboard wallpaper and white painted cabinets.
White cabinets vintage chandelier and beadboard backsplash
We’ve never regretted painting the cabinets white.  To finish it off, we added trim where the counter meets the wall to hide any ragged edges at the bottom of the wallpaper. We also caulked where the edges meet to make it more cleanable and protect against any water damage.
Wood butcher block countertops in the kitchen
We also changed out the dark cabinet handles and pulls for brighter brass ones.
Jennifer Rizzo kitchen painted white cabinets with brass hardware
Eventually we removed the breadboard wallpaper and had subway tiles installed because I wanted a different look. I love the progress that our kitchen has made and glad I started with beadboard wallpaper as a kitchen backsplash.

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