This past weekend, Tal finished installing beadboard in our kitchen bar area:
Take a look at the wallpaper that covered the bar area (and the entire kitchen) when we moved in a year ago (and for the last year):
Instead of painting the wallpaper, we opted to cover it with beadboard instead. We figure that beadboard will be more durable and less likely to get scuff marks and dents when we put some barstools there.
When Tal finished the installation, I painted the beadboard and trim, as well as the baseboards in the kitchen, eating area, and mud room. Tal and I love the results and look forward to buying 4-6 barstools in the coming years!