Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
March 4, 2013

Beaded Board Adds Charm to Any Kitchen

Nothing says country like beaded board accents in a kitchen. Many of us grew up with a home (or our grandparents’ home) with a front porch ceiling clad in beaded board. Especially along the east coast area. Often the ceiling was painted a light blue. There is lots of folklore about why they were painted blue…from the ability to fend off insects to emulating the sky. No matter the reason, it was a charming ceiling surface.

Beaded board dates back to the Victorian era when it was used in the more utilitarian areas of the home. Today, if you are a fan, it can go in any room in the home. Here are some ideas on how to enhance the kitchen with the beaded board look.

Waypoint's style 720 in Maple butterscotch Glaze

Waypoint's style 720R in Cherry Java

Waypoint's style 640S in Maple Natural

Waypoint's style 510S in Maple Espresso

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces