Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Renovation - Kitchen Backsplash

Okay, so as I mentioned in my previous Kitchen Renovation Post, one of the things we were going to do is update the back splash around the kitchen cabinets.  After much deliberation, we decided to go with the Fasade Decorative Thermoplastic Panels as mentioned before.  We chose the Traditional #4 in Crosshatch Silver!

We could actually buy them locally at the Hardware Store in Downs, and we liked that idea alot!  They are also very easy to install and come with accent stickers for the outlets to bring a uniformed appearance.  And as Don Miller said (owner of the Hardware Store) they are alot cheaper than an actual kitchen makeover!  Marion got off CHEAP...hehehehehe!

So, here is what I did...

I bought enough panels to cover the area needed.  Precut and fitted each piece - placing outlet holes where needed and trim pieces in position.  Then I started at one end and began placing the very aggressive adhesive tape to the back of each panel - replacing it before moving to the next panel.

See how I would take one panel down.

The stove area finished.

Working around the corner.
You just place them right on top of the old tile or wall.
 When I had everything done, it looked like this:

Note...Marion LOVED the empty counter space...
I will definitely have to try to keep it less cluttered!
 You can tell in the above picture that it was getting later in the day.  So, I waited to 'finish' putting things together until the next day.  Here is what things started to look like:

drink station in the corner...
coffee, tea, hot chocolate in canisters with coffee flavorings on the side.
 The counter going down the long wall...I couldn't take a whole counter picture because there was 'stuff' already accumulated on the counter as I was putting things away...but I wanted to take a short break and blog this so I just shot a short picture.

New square canisters with regularly used items...
Wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar, coarse salt.
I am LOVING it!

I also have the paint now too, but first I need to get some other projects lined out before I can fully paint.  The new desk top should be ready early next week, so I need to get on tearing out the cabinet, but first I have to relocate the stuff inside of it...just one thing at a time!

But for now, I can cross of back splash!

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2 comments:

  1. OK--now I'm inspired--I have the same kind of backsplash to install above my stove--different pattern though. I just need to get to it--the guy that helped me didn't think the tape worked all that well and advised me to go with a panel adhesive though. . .

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  2. Yaya...I'm glad I could inspire you!

    Isn't it funny how opinions vary...I was told the tape was the best because it was more accurate..lol.

    One recommendation no matter what you use...if doing it around the stove...be sure to wash with vinegar first...the only problem I have had so far is in the ONE spot I forgot to wash down with vinegar...it is just a little corner and I spaced it. So, please wash well before applying...it really makes a difference!

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