My Faux Barnwood Kitchen Backsplash ( Plus a One Year Later Update)

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I have been wanting to make some updates to my kitchen and I am partial to the farmhouse look, so I decided to start by adding a backsplash.

I knew I wanted a faux weathered barnwood look and after searching and not finding exactly what I wanted, I decided to try to DIY it.

I wanted to use something somewhat thin as I didn't really want to have to move/change my window trim.. so I decided to try using some leftover flooring from another project, to see what I could come up with.

So I gathered a few colors of paint, gave a piece of flooring a light sanding to give the paint something to adhere to, and got to work.

I painted different area's of the 'board', wiped some off, dry brushed some.. it went rather quickly and I was very happy with the result.

I cut the 'boards' to varying lengths so they would look staggered and have more interest. I also made sure not to paint them exactly alike. Some are darker, some have little pops of red in them and so on.

To install it I simply used my brad nailer.

I didn't want to use adhesive if I could avoid it.

I really like how it turned out and because I had most of the items used, it was actually very inexpensive.

To see more details and photo's of my kitchen backsplash project see my full blog post on my Faux Barnwood Backsplash Project Here.

Adding a few farmhouse theme items has helped enhance the look as well.

The Update:

It has been one year since I installed my backsplash so I thought I would put together an update on it via vlog/video.

(and I also include a quick recap of how I made it)

*keep in mind I am new to vlogs/video's.

You will notice I also chose to paint my kitchen cabinets since installing

the backsplash as well. I love how much brighter my kitchen is and the backsplash? well I still absolutely love it.

You can see the blog post of my one year backsplash update: Here

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  • Kim Kim on Apr 26, 2018

    Love it. Did you seal it against splatters and for cleaning purposes?

  • Kim Kim on Apr 26, 2018

    Did you seal it against splatters and for cleaning purposes?

  • Sammps Sammps on Jun 16, 2018

    Would this work with leftover vinyl flooring too?


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