How to update kitchen back splash to give a farm look w/o spending $$

My back splash is covered with wall paper because my husband doesn't like tile. He said it takes a lot of maintenance to replace. Any ideas to give it a farm look?
q how to update kitchen back splash to give a farm look w o spending
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  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 24, 2018
    Check out the Peel & Stick Tile Backsplashs on Amazon. Lots of choices and reasonably priced. Also at Lowe’s or Home Depot, they have the faux “tin” ceiling tiles you can cut with scissors to put up as a backsplash too. Good luck.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 24, 2018
    There is no one “farm look“. My gut says “that look “ will be history when that show goes off the air, Most of my family farms....funny, none have white on the walls. It’s a nightmare to clean. What it does do is make the photography easier By reflecting light. Do what makes you smile when you look at it.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Feb 24, 2018
    How about bead board. Very farm house and less expensive and less work than tile. Home Depot would probably cut it to size for you. It is paintable and you could use construction adhesive to attach or just tack it on with finish nails and install a piece of trim to add a finish. Then seal it with a few coats of polycrylic for washability and you are set. Easy to put up and easy to change out when you are ready to.

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    • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Feb 25, 2018
      Glad I could help. I know it will look great and will definitely achieve that farmhouse look you wanted.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Feb 24, 2018
    Strips of plywood cut to look like shiplap painted white, cedar shims glued in a herrringbone pattern (or like tile), paint a tile pattern

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 24, 2018
    There are peel and stick tiles that can be painted, they have intriguing patterns and can be personalized to any area. Easy to apply and remove.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Feb 24, 2018
    Start by either removing the paper, clean the glue off, and put some decorative Contact Paper. It come in numerous colors and prints. You can put it over the wallpaper but it won't look good, and the contact will stick quick, and it will rip the wallpaper off.

  • Peggy Peggy on Feb 24, 2018
    Sideways stained wainscoting. Measure, nail, trim done.

  • Sharon Barnes Sharon Barnes on Feb 24, 2018
    Use beadboard. Looks like it belongs in a farmhouse and doesn‘t cost a lot. Plus you can repaint it and change its looks.

    • Staci Granger Kenny Staci Granger Kenny on Mar 14, 2019

      Bead board can be purchased at Home Depot in 4x8 foot sheets, like paneling (about $20) or you can buy it as bead board kits in the mill work dept. Paneling is a quick and easy install. If you feel hesitant about measuring, marking and cutting, make a paper template first (you can get 4 ft rolls of kraft paper in the paint department for about $10). Depending on your kitchen size and whether or not you make a template, this method may only take a few hours to install. The kits have individual planks of wood that you cut to length and fasten together (tongue and groove) as it is installed. The kits are commonly used to make a chair-rail height, paneled-look on the wall. Some people prefer the look of this style, as it is more 3-dimensional. It is true bead board. The drawbacks are the additional install time (a weekend project), the thickness (might not be suitable in your kitchen setting), may be harder to clean (the grooves are more pronounced) and the higher price tag.

  • Jjsunflower😎 Jjsunflower😎 on Feb 25, 2018
    I use metal signs I have Harley Davidson but you could use any metal signs I also have some nic Nac stuff On the walls . at Christmas I string a roll of white Christmas lights on around top of cabinets you could go to garage stores and find stuff if you needed . Think of cracker barrel stores of the antiques on the walls good luck!

  • Jody B Nash Jody B Nash on Mar 15, 2019


  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 16, 2019

    I gotta say that gingham print is already pretty farmouse.