The Beauty Of Beadboard and Old Wood

beadboard diy cabinet

I have a long standing love affair with beadboard. The old shelf above did not start out looking like this, and was transformed in under a half hour by...
adding beadboard to the back this past weekend. The slats are tongue and groove which we cut to the size of the back of the shelf and nailed on the backside all around. I then grabbed a can of Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint from The Home Depot and gave it a quick spritz in place. 

This is the "before"...sorry, no working shots but it was super easy and fast...and the shelf was free from a good friend...

diy bookcase with bead board

For now it's holding dishes and displaying some essentials in the dining room, where we are short of storage space...

bead board diy

As a bonus it makes the shelves more sturdy and with three dogs running around I'm feeling more confident in using it. Keep your finger's crossed for me!

peonies in a mason jar

Another old beadboard cabinet is in the dining area as well, and this one sits on the floor too...holding small dishes and glassware inside...

vintage beadboard cabinet

Beautiful beadboard...timeworn and perfectly aged with patina that goes so well in my Florida home...

beadboard in green

A kitchen shelf that you may have seen before in previous posts...made from salvaged wood and beadboard...

organizing a shelf

And although hard to see...this old piece at the beach house has it's original beadboard backing (and old paint). I guess you could say that I'm mildly obsessed!

vintage seafoam cabinet

Old wood and lots of beadboard at Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie just makes me sigh...

DIY cabinet with beadboard