DIY Herringbone Wood Shim Backsplash

$4
1 Day
Medium

We are trying to add some texture and rustic charm to our 'new-to-us' kitchen. This open shelf was created when we relocated our fridge and it was a boring, blah space. We added a little 'something' with this herringbone back splash made from wood shims. Bonus? It's completely removable down the line!
I started by measuring the shelf space and sizing some cardboard to those dimensions. I actually had to tape two pieces together. Then I drew a line down the very centre.
Using my shims, which I had cut to approximately 4" long, I created my first 'arrow' down the centre line.
Then, I filled in the rest of the pattern to make sure it all fit and I liked it.
Using basic wood glue (and some heavy books!) I fixed each shim to the cardboard. I also used a hack saw to carefully size each piece to the cardboard's dimensions as best as possible.
Then I simply stuck it up on the shelf! No need to nail or glue it to the wall - the cardboard fit nice and snug!
For more details on how this project came together, make sure you visit our blog www.diypassion.com! Thanks so much for reading :)

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  • Linda
    Linda
    on Jun 24, 2017

    LOVE the project. I have to ask, where did you get the beautiful blue jug? Thank you, Linda
  • Martha
    Martha
    on Oct 16, 2020

    Great job! I have a thing for Herringbone anything! Hey do you have a picture from further away so I could see what it looks like from like say 6 feet away from it?

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  • Gloria McKague
    Gloria McKague
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Love that this is so easily removed what a great idea!!!

  • Rob F
    Rob F
    on Apr 20, 2020

    I made something similiar and used wood mixer sticks and yard sticks (ordered online) from Home Depot.

    Easily painted if you want!

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