Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kitchen Makeover - $30 Backsplash


This is Part 2 of the 70s Weekender Makeover, posted in November (here).   I wasn't going to do this post yet... because I still haven't replaced all the lighting and plugs!  I'll have to do another post to show what a big difference lighting can make. 


This is the before.


Another AFTER.  Please note, there are no decorating skills.  LOL! Just function.  We replaced the flooring throughout with engineered hardwoods.  Those and the granite were the 'big bang' elements.  You can find discounted prices, when they have only one slab of a particular section of granite (and you can fit your pieces from it as we were able to do).


Now, for the $30 backsplash.


After looking at tons of different tile possibilities (I was hankering for glass subway or marble), I realized that any of the patterns took away from the granite.


I fell back to a very cost effective solution I have used in my Old Girls.  You can buy this beadboard for $11.88 at Lowe's.  I needed two packages, some screen mold, $6.08, and some liquid nails.


You can see all the tile considerations... LOL.


I have a friend next door with a table saw, which makes cutting these pieces a snap.


You could use a jigsaw for all the cuts.  Remember to measure twice, cut once!!  And, be careful.



Once the pieces are all cut, use a caulk gun and the liquid nails to secure them to the wall.  Use finishing nails to place the screen mold (not pictured here), caulk the seams and paint.  There you go.  A beadboard backsplash for (in this case) $30. 

Joining Kim:






Happy Projects and blessings to all!

tanna

52 comments:

Debbie said...

I have been standing on the edge of the diving board trying my very best to dive in regarding my cabinets and backsplash. I have always loved the look of this because it's so farm housey. I'm pinning this!

Debbie said...

And I got so busy copycat pinning that I forgot to say that I think the whole kitchen is just beautiful.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love the beadboard backsplash. So cute! I have never had it in the kitchen only in the powder room. However, I really love it in the kitchen. Nice project and very inexpensive, that is what is wonderful about project.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the look of wainscoating!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have not seen those packs of beadboard. We installed a beadboard backsplash when we built our daughter's house. They will replace it with tile when they can afford, too.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh this is wonderful...I am sending it to a friend right now, this is what she was wanting to do and she can see it done...great, great job!!!

Kate I said...

It looks fabulous Tanna and just perfect for blending in with the rest of the kitchen while letting the granite shine! Great job and thanks for sharing pics of the work you've done...it's always good to be inspired and get some new ideas.

Betsy said...

Everything looks so fresh and wonderful! When we get Taylor through college I get to gut my kitchen. Can't wait. ha.

Susan said...

It looks beautiful, Tanna. It mellows out the busyness of the counter top. Very nice.

Swanski said...

Great back splash! I am always amazed by what paint can do (especially white paint!).

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my goodness. I cannot get over the before and after. I have wanted a beadboard backsplash for so long...if I ever get to replace my countertop that's what I'm doing. Excellent choice in my opinion. You are quite the handy girl too aren't you? I'm not sure I could tackle a project like this myself. I am just way impressed with everything!

Amanda said...

you know i lurve me some beadboard! =) the cottage sure looks nice and clean without our crew there to clutter it up. lol! love you!

Wanda said...

What a charming kitchen. Would love to sit in one of those tall bar stools and visit. I would ask you to pray for our from Tom from Tyler who has a stoke last week, and is still not out of the woods. He will not be able to go back to his apartment in Tyler, two story, but will most likely be in a rehab for a while and may have to move closer to family for further assistance. He is a very independent man, please say prayers for his recovery. He does love the Lord, and growing in his faith.
Thanks Tanna...
Sending love
Wanda

podso said...

Love, love it, Tanna! And good for you to do it yourself, it sounds like. I don't even know what liquid nails are. I just love beadboard I will be sending this to a friend who is deciding what to do on her backplash after granite has been installed. You can't get it any clearer than you have here. Thanks for sharing. It all look so wonderful but I'm sure when you change the lighting it will be even better!

Cindy said...

Your new back-splash looks like mine, beautiful. I love the bead-board, myself and I'm sure you are loving it too.
Hugs, Cindy

Julie Harward said...

I too love bead board, I had it in my last kitchen and want it in my next kitchen! Good job on a look that will go on and on! ;D

Shug said...

Wow...what a difference...and it looks GREAT!
So glad you posted this today...The granite guy is coming Thursday and I have been trying to figure out what to do with the back splash....My brother could easily install this for me. Thanks Tanna for this wonderful information.. Have a good evening.
Shug

Scott said...

What a huge difference and improvement and that wainscot paneling worked wonderfully.

Donna said...

I love the look of bead board. Do you think you can have too much because every time I turn around I am telling my husband we could put breadboard 'there' and there and there and there....
At any rate it looks perfect as a back splash! Good work.

Ginny said...

What a cool idea, and what a difference!!! And I LOVE the counter top, it is beautiful!

nanny said...

So very pretty....the white is beautiful!!! Your talents are unending!

Amanda - I am sure Noni would vote for messy with you all there as opposed to clean and empty!!

Kelly said...

That is a wonderful alternative to tile. I like how it compliments your kitchen without being too busy. Tile can sometimes do that (as you mentioned).

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

My son just splattered chocolate all over my stucco'd back splash. (be watching for that recipe...)
This might just be the ticket!

Deb said...

what a awesome idea Tanna...it looks great...

Jen said...

Love the backsplash! And I love that white. It really makes the room pop!

Lauri said...

I LOVE it! I sure wish I had your talent and patience to do those kinds of home improvement projects. But, I know my strengths and measuring, cutting, etc. aren't included in the list, haha! The outcome is fabulous! I just LOVE your weekender!!!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

Such a beautiful transformation. I love a bright, white kitchen. The backsplash is brillant. You have a great eye and that little detail was just perfect. Any tips on finding a great deal on granite? Thanks!

Pondside said...

I like your white kitchen - great transformation. Bead board is a longtime favorite of mine - use it on the ceiling of our last kitchen. We don't have a back splash in our kitchen - it was always one of those things we were going to get to. If The Great Dane likes your solution I may just have a back splash at last.

Emily said...

I want your kitchen!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh wow... your kitchen is amazing. Beautiful Tanna. I love it! Great backsplash... I would love to use that in my kitchen too! :)

Jeannie said...

Great look for $30! I found you through WOW link party. I also posted a backsplash project! I'm your newest follower.

maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

steph said...

What a great deal!!! The whole makeover is wonderful!!!! So much brighter!! Love it!

steph said...

What a great deal!!! The whole makeover is wonderful!!!! So much brighter!! Love it!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a beautiful makeover! I love your new beadboard backsplash, Tanna. Great job!

no spring chicken said...

Psst... your experience is showing!!
It's just beautiful. I'm picturing it with a steaming cup of coffee on the bar and a lovely knitter on the barstool...

Blessings, Debbie

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! I have almost the same color granite, and we used the same exact bead-board. I am about to paint my cabinetry because it is soooo dark, and we are putting down wood floors. What paint (sheen) did you use on your cabinets? I like the level of shine on them.

T's Daily Treasures said...

The makeover looks great. White cabinetry really lightens things up and I love the look of beadboard. Great work! Best wishes, Tammy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to re-do a kitchen backsplash!
The white paint really jazzed up the cabinets and the graniteand new wood flooring made the kitchen look so modern. Wonderful job, Tanna!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Sensational Make-over Miss Tanna! I Haven't Visited In A While And Today I Just Couldn't Get Thoughts Of You Out Of My Mind. Now I Know Why...This Remodel Solution Is Precisely What I've Been Looking For. I'm In The Middle Of Updating A Thrownroom Here In My Neck Of The Woods And I'm Wondering If I Could Use Beadboarding on The lower Portions Of The Walls. I've Looked At Larger Size Beadboard panels And Know They'll Work For The Larger Scale Wall Space But I Needed Something To Place Around The Lower Section Of The Tub Surround. This Solution Is Perfect. And On The Reasonably Priced Side Too. THANK YOU for Sharing This Entire Process With Us. Love&SouthernSunshine, Terri

Judy S. said...

Looks great, Tanna! We are still looking for the perfect light fixture so our remodel can be done!

Chatty Crone said...

I am totally totally awe struck! It is beautiful you did a great job. sandie

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just love your $30 bead board back splash ... and everything about your kitchen remodel. What an amazing transformation!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Karolee said...

Looks great! Love the crisp, clean look of the new kitchen.

Kerin said...

Love it!
And the price..... cannot be beat !

I love when form follows function, and the price is fabulous :)
What's not to love about beadboard?!

Dana said...

Seriously? You continue to amaze me with all of your talents. I guess I never really knew where Amanda got her skills but I know now! I think it's in the genes! :-) I love love love all of the white. Makes it so bright in there!

Mary said...

I love the way you've combined the various elements in your kitchen. I am a mid-century modern gal who has a strange love for beadboard and tin ceilings. Go figure! It looks wonderful, Tanna. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Deb said...

I love white kitchens, Tanna. Yours is really looking good. I did a 'shout-out' to your blog today. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Debbie said...

Tanna, the bead board is classic! Love the look with the granite. Love those inexpensive solutions that look great! Good job! Ok, I'm coming down there! :)

Just BE Farm said...

We agree love those solutions that look great but cost very little. The make over is gorgeous, sure that you are very pleased with it and should be! We too love that feeling of tackling a project then standing back when its done and going "Wow, watch us go!!" Really enjoyed your blog and will definitely be following. Thanks for the warm welcome to the world of blogging!

~Bobby & Eric~

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, It is so nice to freshen things up though. The granite is just beautiful. The back-splash is just perfect. It goes perfectly with everything. It also lends a nice warmth.
I wish you many beautiful memories in your kitchen, the heart of the home. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

AudreyO said...

I love the white. I've redone a kitchen once and I changed it from "wood" to all black and white. It was one of my favorite kitchens.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Genius! I need a backsplash too since the previous house owners didn't put anything in and having just paint in it's place is not cutting it for me. Don't know how people live without a backsplash as I am doing. Ugh.

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