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.
I pulled off the lines and... Presto! A backsplash, fake-it-til-you-make-it style.
|Before & After Magic.|