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)
That looks soooo awesome Shannon – I don’t know a whole lot about a nail /brad gun – are the nails then hidden when you use this equipment? Thanks a bunch for all the wonderful ideas! NO SLEEP….NO PROBLEM
They are very tiny..adds to the character 🙂
Love this idea, I can thinks of lots of great things to do with this idea….. Glad to know I am not the only one that wakes up in the middle of the night with paint projects coming out of my brain!
You are not alone 🙂 Some of my best work comes from a middle of the night idea 🙂
Absolutely great idea. Love it. Now I know what to do with a frame-less mirror I have, also perhaps a headboard. Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing.
The colors drew me then the whole project made me smile. Love the turquoise color you used! This is definitely going on my kitchen and bathroom idea list. I know what you mean about no sleep ideas. Last night I finally figured out what to do with my dining room light…now I need to just do it! I’m off to scope out the rest of your blog. Thumbs up!
i love it.but i am reallyin awe with the cabinet that your sink is in. it looks like another refurnished project, is it?
Here is the post on my repurposed sink 🙂
I have been wracking my brain to figure out how I can make an inexpensive back splash for my kitchen. This is a great idea and I can’t wait to try it. I love the colors too!
I love this idea and am keen to do this in our bathroom but will do it at the back of the bath … hopefully it will look as good. Thank you for your sleepless night’s idea