When we first had our KB home built, we fully intended to tile our kitchen backsplash ourselves, but surprise-surprise, life happened. And we just plain hadn’t gotten around to doing it. Hey, tile is no joke. So, we had some bead board left over from another project and in a matter of hours, Hubby had slapped it up on the wall and painted it beige to match our cabinets. Voila! Modern-cottage backsplash! It was a relatively quick and easy project (Read: Hubby did all of the work.) And by George, I think I love it. Wood just instantly adds warmth and character to our builder grade home. No more dark, shadowy wall. Bead board for the win!