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).
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Published January 9th, 2015 10:54 AM
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Diana Deiley on May 17, 2018
Well now you did it. We're all running to the thrift stores and yard sales to buy old faux wood blinds! What a fabulous look and absolutely so budget friendly. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project.
MommaBritt on Mar 12, 2021
I've used my old blind slats for lots of things. You can fake a subwAy tile backsplash, a wire shelving fake-out, lots of crafts....
Interesting....I wonder, if you had enough, if you could do a faux shiplap?
Ireally want a faux brick look in my kitchen, without paying a huge amount of money for materials. Have any ideas?
I have hung on to the extra slats wondering how they could be used. Thank you!