Finished Bathroom Wall


As I showed you in my last post these are the floor tiles that were done half way up the wall.  I just did not like this look.  I wanted more of a cottage look to the bathroom wall.  Plus tiles with grout are not my friends!
Pictures will be faded with no natural light in this bathroom.  I had all the lights on to get these pictures.

We did not want to glue the bead board to the ceramic wall tiles in case we ever wanted to take the bead board down.  
We found this amazing two sided tape that hold up to 250lbs of pressure and is moisture proof.  
As seen on Tv so it has to be good right!!!!!
We thought we would give it a try.

Terry cut his pieces of bead board to fit over the existing tiles.  
We used the two sided tape to attach the bead board to the tiles.  
You have to make sure your tiles under neath are clean so the tape sticks well.
When the tiles are clean and dry Terry applied the two sided tape to the tiles to attach the bead board.

We did not have baseboards so he also used the tape to attach new baseboards to give the finished cottage look.  
After putting up all the beadboards and base molds he chalked all the seems where the baseboard and bead boards met.

Terry then added a nice chair rail to the top of the bead board which also filled in the gap between the tiles and the bead board.  
He did nail this since he had the wall behind the chair rail.  

Drilling into cement or tiles is very difficult so using the tape saved time and mess and noise.  Now we will see over the next months if the "As seen on TV" tape will hold up in the bathroom.  
I will keep you posted.

I have to say if this works and does what it claims this is one easy way to change up this bathroom look with very little mess and not to ruin the tiles underneath.

Two coats of white paint and now I have the nice cottage look I wanted to these walls.  
No more tiles with grout to clean.  
I am keeping the tile floors for now.  
They are a pain to keep the grout white and clean but for now they will stay.  
I am happy with how the walls came out.  
It was an easy one day job and not a lot of mess or noise to make this change.

I like having baseboards around the bathroom.  Before it was just the tiles on the wall hitting the tiles on the floor.

We pulled out the vanity and sink and put the beadboard behind the vanity to keep the look going.

Terry had to do some maneuvering around the light switch but made it work.

So now we have bead board to give a more cottage look to the bathroom.

I will keep you posted on how the Alien tape holds up in the bathroom.

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.


  1. Oh wow! So much prettier than before and what a great idea that tape is. Let me know how it holds up over time. It may come in very useful for me too! Have a lovely weekend Kris! Anne from DD by Anne xoxoxox

  2. You two are just amazing. This beadboard looks as if it was there from the beginning and the work it must have taken to get it in back of the toilet and have everything fit....your guy is patient and willing! Looks amazing, Kris!

  3. Wow Kris, you and Terry never cease to amaze me. It looks fantastic and I bet that tape will hold just fine!

  4. How very clever....but why am I surprised?? You two are very inventive and I love that you didn't have to tear down everything to create such a sweet spot. Congratulations on your ingenuity.

  5. Kris - that looks so very beautiful, and cottage like! Much more like your taste, Well done to your wonderful Terry, for making your dream come true, once again xoxo

  6. This is fabulous! It is so you, Kris, and Terry is a master carpenter! Have to keep that tape in mind. A person can never know when something like that would come in handy.

    Enjoy your weekend! We are have low 60s in the mornings and love to mid 80s during the day. I have been canning tomato recipes and next up will be potatoes. It makes a huge mess in the kitchen but the finished products are well worth it. I have the vinegar cleaner out, ready to tackle the stoves. xoxo

  7. Hi Kris,
    Wow, it looks great as always. That Alien tape sound awesome. Hope it holds up
    long term, the fact you have the chair railed at the top nailed in should help I would think. Any way, it looks awesome and def looks cottage style. Lovely Look. Enjoy.
    Hope you are doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. Thanks for sharing, great idea that I may have to use later when I'm ready to do mine!

  9. Brilliant, you'd never know there were tiles underneath and what a difference! My favorite DIY Dynamic Duo for the win again! xo

  10. Kris, your beadboard looks fabulous. That Alien tape sounds like a winner. I hope it lasts. A great fix for keeping the wall tiles. I love the headboard around your mirror. You and Terry are a great team. You have created a beautiful bathroom. xoxo

  11. Hi Kris, I love the way the beadboard looks in your bathroom. What a great idea and I do hope the tape hold up. Terry did a great job and the bathroom looks beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend.

  12. Oh, Terry can accomplish most anything when it comes to DIYs! (And with you as designer, of course.) I hope this product works. Then I'll have something to help DIY my apartment with! I love how you dolled it all up too.

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  14. This is such a great idea, and brilliant of you & Terry to use that Alien Tape. I love how you two experiment and share your ideas with us. This would be a great tool for a renter too. It looks so good Kris. Definitely more your cottage style. Love it.

  15. It looks great, Kris! I've always wondered how good the Alien Tape holds. If it holds bead board, it must be pretty good. Your bathroom is just beautiful. xo

  16. Wow, that is amazing! Never heard of Alien tape. I agree I like the bead board look a lot better than the tiles on the wall.

  17. Wow, your bathroom looks amazing! I was unaware of Alien tape, but now I know. The bead board gives the perfect cottage look. Kudos to both of you!

  18. It looks fabulous!! It really makes the wallpaper stand out even more. You have such a great design eye. That tape looks cool...I'm anxious to see if it works!! In the meantime, enjoy that new charming look!! xxoo

  19. What a beautiful change! I love white bead board! I have it in my bedroom. I think it adds such character to a room. Using that two-sized tape was such a smart idea! Sweet new look! Hugs!

  20. Kris - this turned out beautifully! The whole bathroom now looks like a fairy tale! So pretty and fresh. I too am waiting to hear that the Alien tape has help up as promised!

  21. I love the look of beadboard.. and boy does it look great in your bathroom. As usual, Terry worked his magic... I like the part "he made it work"... yup.. he always does! I bought a similar tape to put up some silver ceiling (looking) tiles above my woodstove.. had a few fires last winter and it held fast even with some heat. I have a big piece of beadboard sitting in my living room, behind a piece of furniture, that I've wanted to put on that wall, but just never have! Now if I could use that tape.... I could do it! Just didn't know how to nail it on or what kind of nails, etc. I'm going to go check out the tape I bought and see if it's similar. Nice job you two! Marilyn

  22. Darling. What a great idea. This is much more your style.

  23. Looks so pretty! I love it!

  24. Love the new much better, I, too, agree!!! That tape sounds amazing..and I am trying to think what I need it for, lol You two are a super team, always. Thank you for sharing beautiful inspiration. Have a blessed Sunday.

  25. I love your new bathroom look, Kris and how great that you were able to do it without removing the tiles. Fingers crossed on the tape holding. xo Laura

  26. This is amazing, Kris! It looks fabulous, and I'm so intrigued by that tape! I'm already thinking about where I could use it!

  27. Hi Kris, I like it. I really like it, well done!
    And thank you for sharing about the tape!

  28. Hi Kris: Another great job under Terry's belt. I agree with you about tile. I am dreading cleaning tiny hexagon tiles on the guest bathroom floor. Used to get on my hands and knees and scrub with a brush, but those times have come and gone! I hope the tape works because it all looks beautiful and what a clean way to fix it up. So pretty and it was so nice to have a visit with you..Happy Monday..xxoJudy

  29. Looks amazing!!!! Hopefully the tape holds up as advertised?!?!? I have never seen it before. Have a great week!

  30. That looks really great. Changes the whole look of the bathroom. You are both SO clever! xo xo xo

  31. Thanks for sharing the tape with us because I didn't know it existed! Your bathroom is darling. Sorry for all the comments today, but I'm getting caught-up now that I can use my left arm! :D