My little project all started with a toilet paper holder that fell off the wall in my narrow, teeny-tiny kids' bathroom. Next, I noticed what awful shape the wall was in and was unsure exactly where to screw in a new one. I then thought to install bead board, which would be more stable for the toilet paper holder and would cover up the uneven wall surface. Next, I thought to make the bead board a taller height, and add moulding for new hooks. Soon, the wall color reminded me of pea soup and looked gross to me, which led to me picking out a new paint color on the walls. Then came in new wall art to complement the new paint. And a fabric-covered window cornice. To top off my own crazy, little circular tale, I didn't even end up screwing in a new toilet paper holder! Instead, I went with a Homegoods find that is a holder for a current roll and future rolls. I guess I could've just started with that from the beginning, but that wouldn't have been any fun, now would it?
The bead board was purchased and cut at Lowe's. I had to purchase two 4x8 sheets and have them ripped down to size. I affixed them to the wall with Liquid Nails panel adhesive and then my Ryobi cordless brad nailer (don't know how I ever survived without that tool!). Next, I added a board at the top and moulding to the seams, caulked, then painted with leftover trim paint I had in the house. It was really pretty easy & adds a fun, updated look to the kids' bathroom. I used a pop of bright green as my accent color with the new blue-gray slate wall color and added it in the new wall art.