Sunday, January 6, 2013

DIY Strikes Again.

Womp womp.
As you can see, our kitchen didn't have a backsplash. The wall was plain, unsrcubbable white. And that wall, coupled with the unfortunate counter tops and green cabinets... Well. The kitchen just wasn't right.

I wanted to tile a backsplash (and I would have tried my hand at that, too) but tiling is just not a good idea for us right now. We HATE the counter tops and we want to get new ones, so fixing the backsplash before putting in counter tops seemed like a backwards way to go about things. Since both counter tops and tiling cost more money than I'd like to know right now, I settled for a temporary fix.

I painted a backsplash.

I taped off the cabinets and then measured out "tiles" to paint. In stead of being normal and purchasing a square or even a ruler, I measured out our tiles in Jiffy cornbread boxes. A box of spaghetti was my square.

Flattering photographic evidence of me taping and measuring.

It worked, okay? And it cost me $0.

When I had everything taped and measured. I painted.

It took me two afternoons and an evening to tape off my lines and paint tile by tile. I'm pretty sure the paint color that we got was not the paint color that we asked for at the paint counter. At any rate, I'm definitely sure that I expected the paint to be more green than blue.  But it is what it is.

I pulled off the lines and... Presto! A backsplash, fake-it-til-you-make-it style.
Before & After Magic.
It's still not the kitchen of my dreams, but it's a start.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not going to lie, I love the kitchen cabinet colors! Great idea to paint a back splash! I am impressed.