Board and Batten With Leftover Faux Wood Blinds
A trip to ReStore and my lack of funds for a subway tile backsplash gave me the idea for this Board and Batten with Faux Wood Blinds. I needed new blinds and scored big time at ReStore paying only $12 for two sets. After I shortened them, I ended up with a few extra pieces. Nothing gets wasted in my home, so I used the blinds to create a kitchen backsplash.
I love the simplicity of this backsplash and it goes well with the dark cabinets, which I stained with Java Gel stain.
The great thing about faux wood blinds, NO saw required. Just use a utility knife to cut.
Here's a before shot. Pretty bland, don't you think?
Here's an after shot. It's not a drastic change - just looks fresh and clean.
Second great thing about faux wood blinds, NO nails and nail gun required. I used liquid nails and leftover white paint. First I painted the wall. Then I measured and cut the blinds. Next, I painted the blinds. Once everything dried, I used liquid nails to secure them to the wall.
This project was one of those 'spur of the moment' things. I already had everything I needed in my garage.
My cost for this back splash was zero, but if you needed to buy the supplies (assuming you shop at Restore), your total would be around $20 (blinds, paint, liquid nails).
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 9th, 2015 10:54 AM
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