Kitchen Updates: Bead board Peninsula


I love the look of decorative molding in a home.  So I’ve been working on adding some wood trim to my kitchen.  I’ve recently added bead board paneling to my counter/peninsula.

This project was fairly easy too!  If just measure your bead board to the size of your island, cut with a jig saw and nail it to the existing island.  If your island already has solid sides, you could even use beadboard wallpaper to save you the hassle of using power tools.


To trim the island out, I added 1×4’s and nailed them all along the bottom and corner molding for the outside corner.  I then added corbels, to make it look more finished.  The corbels were a little too long and hung over the lip of the counter, so I sawed the ends off with my jigsaw so they would fit.


Caulked it and Primed it . . .


MUCH Better! Now let’s see bow long it’ll take me to actually get around to painting it!  Here are some more pics of the semi- finished product!

I’m so pleased with the results and really can’t understand why I waited so long! I’m wanting to cover my entire house with bead board now (kidding-kind of) Now onto the next project!
What types of bead board projects have you pulled off in your home?
Until Next time!

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  1. Brandi
    July 26, 2011 / 4:11 am

    well, look at YOU! using jigsaws and installing bead board. awesome job, Carli! your counter/peninsula/island (whatchamacallit) looks great. lol!! 🙂

  2. Katie
    July 28, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    OMG! This looks amazing! Great job. I'm your newest follower and I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

  3. Shelia
    July 28, 2011 / 1:50 pm

    Oh, I love your island and the beadboard! What a great job you did and you have a beautiful kitchen.Be a sweetie,Shelia 😉

  4. Traci
    July 29, 2011 / 6:57 am

    Your kitchen looks fantastic. I too am working on a beadboard project and I am hoping to add beadboard to my kitchen island. Thanks for the inspiration.Traci

  5. Annieca107
    August 3, 2011 / 1:38 am

    Do you make house calls? I love what you have done in your kitchen. Don't know if I could be brave enough to do all of that!

  6. Dianne Kellermeyer
    November 5, 2011 / 7:33 am

    Hi, I just discovered your blog and I love it. I've just installed, well, I HIRED someone to install beadboard in my family room and now I'm thinking of adding to my kitchen, too. Looking at what you've done has cinched it for me!

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