Searching for ways to give your backsplash a makeover? I have an idea for you that is under $15!
Have I told you I love our cottage? If I have not, then I want to let you know I do! We keep working at making it "our" home with our personalities reflected throughout. Sometimes I come up with a really crazy idea, and then the more I think about it I wonder if it is as crazy as I think it is, or if it is just perfect for our cottage.
If you have read along for any length of time then you know my creativity was hindered by an art teacher for way too long. If you would like to read that post, you can click on Spring Decorating Idea. I am unsure if she was having a bad day, meant what she said, or what happened that day in 1980 something, but you know what? When working with the youth, you never know how you say something could be taken to heart. Sometimes you need to be mindful with your approach because like me, they could take that one comment and let that affect them... forever... don't worry, I got my confidence back in the creativity department. I quite enjoy it now... which leads us back to my crazy idea.
There is one room in our home that I have not spent energy doing much of anything to since Mr. Vintage is dead set it will be completely remodeled. Yep, the kitchen... I have spent many hours combing the internet looking at kitchens. None really get me excited. I do not want a kitchen like everyone else. Standard boxes that store things... I want to be excited to be in my kitchen! I want it to reflect my personality... I want to wake up every morning with a smile on my face and be so excited to set foot in my kitchen that I cannot sleep at night... ok, that may be taking it a bit far. I already do not sleep enough... but I do want to be excited to spend time in my kitchen.
I want to see curves... detail... furniture... not square boxes all lined up and your standard backsplash, and standard tile on the floor... I would love to have the black and white penny tile of days gone by, but Mr. Vintage does not agree... and I know you have to compromise... but why on this one detail do we have to? LOL.
So, when I had a crazy idea for a new backsplash, I presented my idea to Mr. Vintage. He did not have much to say at first, sometimes I think he has to prepare himself for the idea and know we will more than likely move forward with it, but he has to mentally get himself ready for it... like why do I want the bathroom closet wallpapered? Click if you would like to read You will never guess what we did. He just shakes his head and asks how do you think this will get done and who is doing this project?
My response is we can do this wonderful project together. Then we start whatever project and he takes over because he does not like how I do something or I get frustrated because it is not working out the way I saw it coming together in my mind.... secretly, he is just better at doing projects than me so I tend to get frustrated early on. Shhh... do not tell him my secret!
So when I prompted him again about changing out the backsplash, he said he wanted to do it when we remodeled the kitchen. I said well, I have an "easy" way to make it different, and beautiful, and fancy pants... he rolled his eyes and kept doing what he was doing since he has found the projects are seldom easy... so then I had to step up my game and tell him I could do it for less than $15.00! That may have gotten his attention...
Here is our backsplash before: