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.
Happy Projects and blessings to all!