In the interest of doing Pinterest on a budget, I searched non tile backsplash. Tile is great but it a little more expensive and a little harder to do yourself. As I move upstairs into my bathroom, I will be doing tile and creating the e course on that, but for the simplicity and budget in a kitchen I chose a different path. After doing some searching on Pinterest, I happened upon shiplap backsplashes.
Time: 8 HoursCost: $76Difficulty: Medium
As you can see, there has never really been a backsplash. Just drywall with paint is super hard to keep clean and dry especially behind the sink!
I headed out to Lowe’s (I know, Menard’s is my favorite but they don’t carry true shiplap– so disappointing! ) The pine I found is $11.97 for 14 square feet. I needed just about 30 square feet so I would need to buy 3 for a total of $35.91 plus tax. While I was looking it over, I spied some reclaimed wood planking that kept drawing my attention. I just couldn’t quit looking over at it and I decided that although it was more expensive, it was really cheap for a backsplash still. This was $21.97 per 14 square feet for a total of $65.91. Design Innovations Reclaimed 3.5-in x 4-ft Weathered Wood Cedar Wall Plank .
I decided that what I used needed to be grey to go with the rest of the house and match the cabinets better so I chose Minwax Classic Grey Stain from Lowe’s for a cost of about $10.00.
Once they were dry I started putting the boards up. After all the boards were in place and nailed in, I sealed it with Minwax Polyurethane and caulked with clear caulk where the backsplash meets the countertop for waterproofing.
The result? A fabulous looking budget backsplash for about $76.00 plus tax!
Suggested materials for this project:
- Design Innovations Reclaimed 3.5-in x 4-ft Weathered Wood Cedar Wall Plank (Lowe's)
- Minwax Classic Grey Stain (Lowe's)
- Minwax Polyurethane (Lowe's)
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AnswerDid you have to do anything to your outlets to bring them flush to edge of boards?
AnswerI just have to have this done...Love it!what do you mean when you say ‘Wiped back’ And how do you do it?i am not a crafty ...
AnswerWere your walls even and true? Mine are not even and have several uneven places, etc. Would this technique work if the walls were not perfectly...