DIY Plank Backsplash
Broke girls can have a cute backsplash too! 🙂
I had a middle of the night, can’t sleep idea and surprisingly it turned out nicer than I had dreamed!
Grab your tool bag Shabby ladies this was so easy I’m looking at doing my kitchen backsplash and maybe an entire accent wall.
If you want a cheap but stylish accent wall or backsplash this is what you will need:
One night no sleep 🙂
Nail gun or an electric staple gun that uses brad nails
Economy Plank Paneling cut into sizes that will fit your space (lowes has them for under $10.00 a package, that covers over 9 sq. ft.)
Shabby Paints in colors that make you smile (Chalk-Acrylic or reVAX for a stained or washed wood look)
VAX, and/or reVAX.
After I cut the planks I lightly sanded the ends. *Be careful these things are cheap for a reason, the v-groove is easily broken and some are warped.
I used a wet Applicator Sponge to apply the paint thinly like a wash or a stain.
For my project I used Alamo White, Peppy Peacock and Garfield Grey, letting some of the grain show. After that dried I applied White reVAX the same way.
They are really easy to install, the V groove (tongue and groove) makes it like a simple puzzle you just slide one into the other by starting at the bottom and building up. You can use glue and or a nail gun. I used my electric staple gun brad nailer option. I had it all up in 30 min. After it was all up I did one more go over with a coat of Sheer VAX to protect from water. All done!!!
I think it made a huge difference for under $20.00 and made a great frame to my mirror. (Snow White black reVAX)