How to Cover an Ugly Kitchen Backsplash
We recently discovered another enterprising blogger/mom/DIY enthusiast via a post titled “How to Cover an Ugly Kitchen Backsplash.”
The author, Jennifer Griffin of Edmonton, Okla., writes on her blog “Dimples & Tangles” that she never liked the backsplash in her kitchen which consisted of white tiles with red and green stripes. “Perfect in the mid-90’s when the house was built. Today, not so much,” she writes.
When they first moved into their home they undertook a kitchen redo that consisted mainly of cosmetics fixes, knowing someday they’d make major renovations. One such fix was the backsplash, where they used Fasade backplash in Traditional 1 style, Bermuda Bronze finish. You can use construction adhesive or double-sided tape during installation, which is what they did for this temporary fix.
For their more extensive kitchen remodel, Jennifer says they wanted to use the same Fasade panel style but in a different color. This time she painted them to coordinate better with the cabinetry and countertops. She also used them as an accent in the counter/bar area, noting, “These panels are flexible, so all I had to do was follow the wall around and glue it down. It conformed to the shape of the wall.”
Jennifer says they may change out the backsplash again. “If we go a different route in the future, this will be so quick to pull down and be ready to re-do,” she says. “I’m thinking maybe beveled subway tile? But, we’re good for now and these panels have been a great solution for our backsplash. My sister used the copper color in her kitchen and it looks fantastic. I’ve also seen these used on a ceiling…amazing!”
We think the finished product looks beautiful! Be sure to check out the post for more details and photos and let us know what you think in the comments!
Fasade backsplash, wall panels and ceiling tiles can be purchased at any Home Depot, Lowe’s or Menards stores. There are also many more styles and finishes available online at DIYdecorStore.com.