If you've ever worked on finishing or renovating a bathroom, you will know that it seems to take FOREVER. Seriously. There are so many little details (and big details) that go into building a pretty and functional bathroom - and they're all packed into a tiny space. It's hard work! None of our three bathrooms are done yet, and we've lived in Our DIY House for over 18 months now. The girls' bathroom upstairs is SO close to being done, and I've just finished placing the art above the easy DIY beadboard hook wall I installed there. Today, I wanted to share with you how I installed this pretty and practical hook wall in our kid's bathroom and how you can too! It's such a great addition to the space, and it really wasn't hard at all - I did it all myself with a few simple tools.
Shower Curtain: Winners | Stool: Winners | Mat: Target Canada (RIP)
Wall Paint: Valspar Mystic Sea | Trim Paint: Benjamin Moore Cloud White
This hook wall is opposite the vanity and toilet in the bathroom. It was once a boring ol' bare wall with a lone towel bar, and now I think it looks great! The hooks are at a height that the girls can use themselves, and I think the beadboard and the trim add some interest to the space. Are you a hook wall addict like me? I feel like there's no wall safe from my addiction. There just might be hooks everywhere by the time we're done here (remember our entry board & batten hook wall?).
- paintable beadboard wallpaper
- wallpaper paste (unless you're using a pre-pasted paper like the one linked to above)
- baseboard trim
- hooks (these are my favourite and the same ones that I used for our entry hook wall)
- nail gun
- Remove the baseboard from the wall you will be working on.
- Decide how high you want your beadboard to go up the wall, and cut it to that length. I decided that mine would be 40" high so that my kids could easily reach the hooks themselves.
- Glue the wallpaper to the wall following the manufacturer's directions. For the wallpaper I used, I had to apply a wallpaper paste first and then smooth the paper onto the wall with a smoothing tool.
- Cut a length of baseboard the width of the wall and install it along with the original baseboard at the top and bottom of the beadboard. I used a nail gun and nailed the baseboards into the studs of the wall that I had marked.
- Caulk all of the seams of the baseboard trim and any spots where the the trim and paper meet a corner.
- Paint the beadboard wallpaper and trim.
- Mark their placement, and then screw the hooks onto the upper baseboard trim according to the manufacturer's directions. I used 5 hooks.
All done! Add some artwork above the beadboard and enjoy your newly decorated space.
I made this artwork myself and I have it for sale in my Etsy shop:
I found these fabulous hanging laundry bags here on Amazon, and I'm going to hang some in our laundry room (currently in process) too!
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