Especially for entertaining and using it to put all the platters and good food on.
Here is a BEFORE picture
We felt like it was kind of an eye sore and plain, so we headed to the hardware store and bought some beadboard and stain.
We picked out a stain that would go best with our knotty alder cabinets.
(As i was looking at stain.. I had my little 2 year old blond boy right by me playing with his superhero guys, and i look over 2 seconds later, and he is gone! It was the most horrible 10 minutes of my life running like a maniac through Home Depot looking for him. A lady ended up finding him tucked back on a shelf laying out and singing away and enjoying some quiet time! Needless to say, I felt like the worst mom in the world and i have now learned my lesson to keep him strapped in the cart no matter what!)
We used a paint brush, but we found it to work much better to use a rag and rub it in.
It was a pretty easy project. We did it all in 1 night, and we enjoy it much better!
Thanks for looking!