DIY Kitchen Backsplash


My old outdated kitchen.
I really wanted a unique, copper backsplash but that wasn't in the budget. I decided to create my own using foam board, foam paper, heavy duty aluminum foil, modge podge, hammered copper spray paint, pewter glaze and semi-gloss polyurethane.
Cut foam board to size, duct tape joints, glue shapes cut out of foam paper to board, crinkle aluminum foil and smooth out (about a foot longer than board), spread modge podge over everything a section at a time and stick aluminum foil down pressing around shapes, rolling pin over surface to smooth, paint, spread glaze on wipe of till desired effect, polyurethane, use double sided mounting tape to stick to wall.
Painted cabinets, new hardware and backsplash
I love the artistic, uniqueness of my new kitchen!

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  • Mary Glass
    on Sep 10, 2019

    what was your cost for your big kitchen, I have a small one.

    • Mary Glass
      on Sep 11, 2019

      Awsome, thank you. Its just what I was looking for. We live in the country and on a very tight budget, so this is perfect.

      Thanks for sharing

  • Susie Centeno-Cannon
    on Nov 5, 2019

    Does the Modge Podge keep it from tearing when wiping it clean?

  • Sam
    on Nov 23, 2019

    How do you clean the copper

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