>> Monday, May 2, 2011
Adding a backsplash is a great way to upgrade the look of your kitchen! When we think of backsplash, we think of tile. Tile looks great but can be an expensive affair. There are many more alternatives available today that can save you hard earned money, all while adding tonnes of style to your kitchen.
Wall paper can give you a designer look that you want for much less money and less effort. It can change the look of your kitchen in a couple of hours!
But Wall paper can get dirty when you use it as a backsplash in the kitchen. Here are a few things you would like to know when using a wallpaper backsplash. I got this info from HGTV.
- To get the best buy for your buck, check out the closeout section of your wallpaper store. There is not a lot of surface to cover, so you might get what you are looking for at a much lesser price.
- Use polyurethane to coat the wall paper, so that it is easier to clean.
- If your cabinets do not go all the way to the top, let the wall paper continue to the ceiling, just like in image 2 in the collage above.
Cork is great alternative. You can use cork floor tiles. If you have the patience you can also create a backsplash with wine cork stoppers. Your backsplash can now function as a bulletin board too! A great place to pin your menu,recipes and To Do list. You might want to use a sealant to protect it from splashes.
Landeeseelandeedo decided to stencil her backsplash. Such a brilliant idea! I love the quaterfoil stencil that she used. Who says you cannot have art/pictures in the Kitchen!
Beadboard looks great in a country kitchen. You even get wallpaper that looks like beadboard.
Do you want to know more great ways to dress up your backsplash? Hit the follow button, so you do not miss part 2.
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Photo credits: HGTV, Decorpad.com, Design-Crisis.com, Country Living, BHG