Friday, January 18, 2013

Blessing #175 - Chevron Backsplash

All week, I have been sharing my shelf paper projects.  At the beginning of the week, I told you I went crazy for this stuff, and today I'd like to share the moment I realized crazy happened.

As I was browsing Pinterest, I saw a pin that suggested using chevron vinyl as a back splash.  Suddenly, the wheels in my head started turning.  My kitchen had a cream plastic back splash. Here's a picture in case you forgot.

Because the back splash is plastic, I did not worry about the shelf paper hurting paint or anything like that.  I cut the piece to fit, and then I would roll it onto the wall keeping an eye out for air bubbles.

It only took one afternoon (from 12:00 - 4:00) to do this.  For $12, I bought four rolls of shelf paper for this job, but it only took three.

Honestly, when I first did it, I did not know how I felt about the chevron.  If there is such a thing as too much chevron, I think I found it.  Also, if someone has problem with seizures, I really don't think they will be able to come into our kitchen.

I took this picture quickly the first night I had it up. (Notice the full sink of dishes.  Don't judge! I was busy that day.) Shad suggested that I break up the chevron somehow.  I think his exact words were, "Wow! That's a lot of chevron."

I switched the outlets to white, and that really made it look more updated.  I also spray painted all the hardware with a satin nickel spray paint.

I decided to take Shad's advice.  He really does have a good eye for things. Over the stove, I bought some letters and spray painted them with the same paint I used on my chandelier to spell the word "EAT."

The day after I hung the letters, I realized that hanging the word EAT in seven inch letters in the kitchen of a woman that struggles with her weight maybe wasn't the best idea.

I painted the inside of my open shelving gray.  I'll show more details of those shelves on Monday.  For now though, here is the shelf papered kitchen....

At the time of this picture, I kind of messed up one of the brackets for the shelves of the canning jars, but I've fixed it now.

 In the end, I am liking it more and more.  Is it my favorite back splash ever? No. I really think white bead board would look awesome as the back splash.  But for $12 and one afternoon, this is a great back splash!


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  6. this is great! I was just googling this EXACT shelf liner trying to decide if i could use it as a backsplash and came across ur blog! How has it held up?!?

  7. calculatingblessingsOctober 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    It has been almost a year now, and it has held up AmAzInGLy well! I have even been able to wipe up messes off of it. The only thing I am not sure of is how it would hold up on a normal wall. If you noticed the old backsplash was this plastic backing. The shelf paper adhered really well to it.