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My old outdated kitchen.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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  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 09, 2020

    How does it hold up around a stove ?

  • Frank Frank on Oct 22, 2020

    How did you get the copper color

  • Weisdebra Weisdebra on Sep 22, 2021

    I would love to copy your project. Maybe give it some of my own personalized look. But, doing a project like this I would need step by step instructions with pictures. Is it possible you are going to do that. Cause I’d really like to do this. Maybe even creat my own wall paper using your idea.


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  • Nancy Nancy on Dec 03, 2020

    This is a fantastic look! I wish you had done a tutorial in your post, taking us along step-by-step.

  • Helen O'Dell Helen O'Dell on Mar 13, 2021

    Wish you could tell more please,love it you did a amazing job.