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Monday, February 21, 2011

cottage kitchen ideas...


I am in a dilemma...I have to repaint my kitchen because I really mucked up the walls hanging those cabinets...

The kitchen walls have 1/8th inch dry wall on the walls right now...but underneath?....

are walls like these....
I am in a quandary...not because I do not love the cottage wood wall planks...but because...underneath that drywall? BLUE PAPER!

Soooo...I thought I would let you all decide...keep the drywall, which is damaged in a couple places...or take it down and have wood plank walls...that would add cottagey texture...and character....and I have to repaint anyways BUT...that darn BLUE PAPER!

What do you think?


  1. I know your problems with that darn blue paper. Bless your heart. I have to say I do super like those plank walls. Definite cottagey, old woodsy feel to them.

    If you are discouraged once you pull the old dry wall down, perhaps you could throw up a couple of sheets of new. I know you want to avoid the cost but sometimes you can find pieces that will fit where the edges are nicked or bent and are on sale and you can trim the edges off.

    Good luck.

  2. Oooo, hard one. I love the planks but I am hesitant to suggest you do that much extra work. Your kitchen is adorable and I really don't mind the drywall in the kitchen. Wouldn't it be easier and faster to patch the flaws? Then you could put the energy into something else.

  3. Planks - hands down!
    Since when has a little blue paper skeeered you??
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Ellen in VA

  4. ultimately your decision - of course the plank walls would be charming, but I am unfamiliar with the level of effort to make them look beautiful. The cost to patch in new sections of sheetrock is minimal, by contrast. Is there the option of a happy compromise, like say adding beadboard to a part of the kitchen? What is your preference?

  5. Ahhh decisions, decisions. I remember your trials and tribulations of the "blue." So even though the planks are beautiful, for your sanity I vote to patch the sheet rock.

  6. I love the plank board walls myself but if getting there is going to be a tremendousness amount of work the go with the dry wall. I do like the bead board idea too.

  7. I think that the dry wall would be easier to keep clean in a kitchen. Even easier to paint when you decide to repaint. After painting my cedar walls, I don't want to do it again and I didn't have that terrible blue board to deal with. I will have to see if I can see the damage in your kitchen pictures. Everything looked so nice.


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