Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Whatever Happened With The Bead Board Wall?



This is a story that starts with "Long, long ago there was a girl who wanted a cabinet/bead board wall to block the view from the front door..."



The cabinet/bead board wall got built a long while ago, but we planned to paint it when we finished framing all our windows too. 

The idea was we would frame the rest of the windows, then have all the window frames, bead board wall, and all of our trim professionally painted in the same color.



While waiting for that to all come together, I started trying out different chalk paint colors trying to pick the "perfect" color...yeah, like that will ever happen!



Finally, the bead board wall-side of the built-in cabinet got painted this summer when Middle Daughter visited. If I haven't mentioned it before, she's a GSD (Get Sh*t Done) type girl!

So much has been going on around here medically that I never got around to showing that pretty painted wall. 

Even today, we spent almost the whole day at an Emergency Room with my 95 year old father-in-law going through a whole litany of scans, X-rays and tests. 


Someday the bead board wall will be the same color as the front door, but for now I'm just happy that it has paint on it!

Here is a picture taken from the front door. As you can see, the view from the front door no longer allows you to see all the way through the house, which means we have a lot more privacy.


I would still like to add a high shelf and a row of hooks to the bead board wall, but for now it passes as finished if we sell the house before we add anything more to it.





Thanks for dropping by!




12 comments:

  1. The beadboard wall looks like it was always there - very elegant too. Prayers for your Father-in-law and all those who are helping him.
    Hugs.
    Joy

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  2. So sorry to hear about your Father in law, prayers for his healing. Very elegant walling, I love the pew in front.

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  3. Love what you did with building that wall . . . you have some very creative ideas. Praying that your father-in-law will be on the mend and feeling better very soon.

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  4. Love the wall and think it's a great idea. When I was in the States last week I was watching some more of those programmes like the Property Brothers and Desert Flips and was surprised how often these guys will knock down so many interior walls in a house, so everything is totally open plan. That's something you don't see that much in the UK.

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    1. Our house is a open floor plan and I hate it. You could stand on our door step and see all the way thru the dining room and across the great room and into the master bedroom. If you left the door open and had the light on in the bedroom, you'd be in plain view clothes or no clothes. Not good.

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  5. Oh, Sugar, can you loan me your GSD middle daughter for a week or two? I have so many little S jobs that have been going undone for sooo long!

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    1. You made me laugh Jean! I wish she didn't have a great technical writing job that she loves because I would use her to start a business organizing people's homes. I wish she and her sisters lived closer to us. I've heard boys are a lot easier to raise than girls, but having daughters really pays off when you get old!

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  6. That wall looks great. You have had so much going on lately that it is no wonder a few things have been "on hold". Praying for the health of everyone in your family- xo Diana

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  7. Very pretty! I hope all the medical issues are soon resolved for you.

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  8. Love the wall...great idea
    Hoping health issues settle down for you

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  9. wowowow... That is awesome!!! What a great idea!!!

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