Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PBG Reno: Kitchen Back Splash Update

I decided this weekend to tackle a project that I have been putting off for far too long.  I bought all the materials well before Christmas but was reluctant to start the project since it would be my first home renovation project that I would be doing all on my own. 

The Project:  Kitchen Back Splash

When I first moved into this house one of the major eye sores was the kitchen back splash.  For some reason, the previous owner had a basic tile back splash which would have been fine if she hadn't PAINTED  OVER THE TILE with a weird textured stone paint.  Who does that?!?  It was terrible. 

Last year I finally updated the counter top and sink (with some help from my super handy step dad) but I was struggling with the hideous back splash.  I don't have a big budget and so many of the options I love are a little too expensive. 

Eventually, I came across a product that both fit the budget and looked beautiful - faux pressed tin panels in a beautiful copper colour.  Brilliant.  I was able to install the panels over the existing awful painted tile.  It was actually fairly simple and I am proud to say I did the entire project myself.  Sure, it's not perfect but it looks so much better than it did before.

Before



After



I am so proud of myself for attacking the project all by myself.  I think the end result is beautiful and makes the kitchen so much warmer and inviting.  I am looking forward to dinner parties and kitchen gatherings in the future. 

2 comments:

  1. Carlee, I haven't been on your blog in a while because I have been so busy but I love that backsplash!! Was it hard to do? Is it like a peel and stick kinda thing?

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  2. Hey Carrie. The panels are just pressed plastic and are mounted with adhesive. The cutting of the panels is pretty straight forward but if I could do it by myself it clearly wasn't that difficult.

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