This area of my home is calling for help and in my mind I know just what I want to do -bead board or wainscoating. I would also love to do a board and batten treatment but since I have textured walls that kind of throws a wrench in those plans.
Although this is a popular trend right now (I’m suprised this wasn’t on Jennifer’s list) I think that in this high traffic area this would be the perfect solution to allow me to turn this into a mudroom of sorts. I have wanted to put hooks up for a while for hanging jackets and things but I keep stopping myself as I keep feeling as though hanging back packs and jackets here will mark up the wall. That is why I think beadboard would be the perfect solution. It could definitely hold up to a little more abuse.
I have thought of doing a quick and dirty DIY solution. They sell bead board in sheets that you could just apply directly to the wall but technically the baseboard is suppose to fit over the bead board and so that makes this DIY a little more complicated. I even thought of using that wall paper that is made to look like bead board but again textured walls =s complicated.