March 12, 2012

Beadboard Backsplash



Since we painted our kitchen 5 years ago I have been wanting a new back splash and flooring, but unfortunately neither one has ever been in our budget. But now that spring has sprung and I am really in the mood for a change, I wanted to do at least something with the backsplash. Now I could have put in a tile backsplash and that wouldn't be too expensive, but I would have wanted the tile to coordinate with the floor, and since I was not doing the floor, well, that was not an option. Also at some point I would like granite counter tops and do away with that small counter top lip. So what we did for less than $50, was to have Mr. Rosemary Lane install a beadboard backsplash just above that counter top lip.

Here are the BEFORE photos...






And now for the AFTER...










This project took approximately 2 hours for my hubby to complete. In this time the outlets had to be moved forward so the switch plates could lie flush with the outlets. The other real time consumer here was due to all of the small cuts which had to be made in the beadboard in order to fit it under the cabinets. Once everything was prepared for installation the beadboard was glued and then nail gunned onto the wall. Caulking was applied to the cabinet-bead board joints and trim was cut and placed on the counter top's backsplash.

I really love the way this came out...it makes the room feel brighter along with adding a really inexpensive architectural detail to the kitchen!

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35 comments:

  1. Barbara: Mr. Rosemary Lane did an outstanding job! It looks really nice. I like that it is different, heck, anyone can have tile..Judy

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  2. Barbara..... Oh My Goodness...
    Love the blacksplash. Such a small change really adds the perfect pop! Great job finishing out the trim on the bottom, so very professional. I would enjoy cooking in your beautiful kitchen!
    dee dee

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  3. The backsplash looks great! I would love to do this BUT I have to many projects going on, plus DH would probably kill me if I started to remove the tile backsplash we have know :o)

    Have a wonderful week.

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  4. I love the look of your bead board. It add a lot of charm and what a difference for such a small change. Thanks for commenting on my award, and enjoyed reading how we are "related". So we both learned early to stay away from bats (ha ha). Just read your story of your children, it was touching to read and I am so truly happy to known your dreams have come true. What a great family you have and you can certainly see the love and happiness in their eyes.

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  5. Wow! Your beadboard looks amazing..and what an awesome price! I also think your vignette with the tray & wine corks is super cute. Jane

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  6. I love your beadboard backsplash! What a difference it makes. I have it too as my backsplash and just love it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. This looks great. I am going to send this post to my friend she was talking about doing a bead board backsplash and here is a great example. Enjoy the new backsplash. We just did a subway tile backsplash and I love it!

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  8. looks great! I am a sucker for beadboard. It adds so much character!

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  9. Barbara- the bead board looks great! It's amazing what a difference it makes. Paula

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  10. What a huge difference! Amazing transformation and it gives the kitchen a whole new feel ...

    :)

    Linda

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  11. It looks really good! I wish I had dome something like that instead of the dark tile back splash that I put in! Good job! I'm your newest follower! Please stop by for a visit!
    Sharon

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  12. Oh it turned out looking so pretty. Your husband did such a great job! I am new to your blog and am glad I found it!!

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  13. Looks just wonderful with your cabinets and counter! My husband finished putting the beadboard on the back part of our counter bar today and it looks so nice...love beadboard!

    Rondell

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  14. WOW! That is an amazing transformation. Love the beadboard. Thanx for coming to THT!

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  15. Hi Barbara,

    The beadboard blacksplash is gorgeous! No reason to add tile now.
    I love it.

    Dee

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  16. Huge improvement--it looks fantastic!

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  17. Fabulous! When do they come to do the magazine shoot? (That's where it needs to be!) I love the look, especially with the white accessories.
    Thanks for linking.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Wow, Barbara! You really got a lot of bang for the buck! This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday. Your participation is always appreciated! Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  19. That looks great! What a difference just a little change makes. Found you thru At the Picket Fence.

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  20. Love the beadboard backsplash. will it be hard to clean?

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  21. That looks great and I can't believe it only took 2 hours! I've been trying to get my husband to do something like this for awhile but he hasn't jumped on board yet! I think I'll show him this and start my negotiating up again! Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  22. Awesome! I've been searching for an affordable, great looking backsplash ... and here it is. Can't wait to get started on mine. Thanks for the inspiration! Nancy :)

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  23. It looks so pretty and bright and what an affordable way to get a new look! Love it!

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  24. Hi Barbara,
    Justed popped over to let you know that your lovely backsplash redo is a feature this week at WIW! Come on over and grab a button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. Totally transforms your kitchen...I love it!! Thanks for sharing at our link party...this is being featured at {Junk in their Trunk} today!!

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  26. This looks great! I really want to use bead board somewhere in my home and just haven't gotten to it yet. After seeing yours, I may have to move it up the list.

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  27. This looks fantastic. I had an awful old laminate backsplash in my kitchen which I decided to paint as a cheap, quick fix, but this would definately have been on the cards otherwise. What a great transformation for such a small outlay!! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  28. Wow! What a difference. It really makes your kitchen look complete. It is amazing what a small 2 hour project can do to upgrade your home. I am featuring you at this weeks Restyled Sundays!

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  29. Your backsplash looks amazing! I am a huge fan of beadboard! Thanks for linking up and linking back!

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  30. Barbara, Mr RL did a great job! It changed the whole look of the kitchen. I need to decided what to do about my backsplace. Thank you for sharing! Have a great week! Wanda

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  31. This is so cute! I love it! I wish dh would help me do that! Job well done. BTW awesome blog site :-)

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  32. looks great! I have 2 adopted children also. I love to hear other adoption stories!

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  33. Beadboard does not have to be installed simply as a wainscoting and nothing else. It can also be used to cover all the walls in the bathroom from floor to ceiling.

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