Monday, July 19, 2010

Makeover Monday - Backsplash Results

I was really surprised at how quickly this project progressed! The only challenging part was cutting the pieces to fit around the outlets. As you can see they aren't quite straight which meant cuts with slight angles, but the scissors worked just fine to shave away tiny bits of wood.

I know...it looks pretty bad at this point, but just wait. It gets better (: Any gaps around the outlets and "tiles" were filled in with vinyl spackle and I used my hands to rub off any excess.


Ah, the last little bit...I started off using tile adhesive, but it took too much time to apply the right amount to each ruler so I switched over to wood glue. Worked even better!

Some white paint and a wash of glaze is all that's needed. Check back next Monday for the final results!!



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16 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for popping by and following Housewife Bliss, I will be coming back to see the results of your Makeover, all the best, Coryanne

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  2. Hi there. Thanks for being one of my newest followers :) I really like your blog a lot. You have quite the talent for making over living space and decorating. I was looking over your pictures and you've done a beautiful job, you have great ideas and great taste. I will continue to check back on your blog for new posts and updates :) Take care!
    http://reflectionsofanavywife.blogspot.com/

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  3. Does this mean you havent completed it yet? ;-p Hehe I cant see anything! :)
    Mel

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  4. Thank you so much for following me! Cant wait to see the backsplash results!

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  5. I am so excited to see how this came out that I keep checking back!!!!

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  6. I'm so glad to read these comments. I felt like such a blog dork because I keep checking back to see what I'm missing. I know the results will be terrific. I have only recently found you,and I love everything you do!

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  7. Hi! I L.O.V.E. your blog!! Thanks for visiting mine! I'm a new follower..

    T.bird

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  8. I can't wait to see the finished results! I love the idea.

    Best wishes and happy Friday,
    Natasha.

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  9. Well, I hope this works. I'm not quite sure why, but this has happened one other time where only my title shows up and not the post. For some reason when I post a comment it brings the post back...so here we go! Please work (:

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  10. Looks good so far!!! Gad I am not the only one who was so eaerly anticipating it!

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  11. It looks wonderful so far. I can't wait to see it all finished!

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  12. I can't wait for the results! So far it looks like it is coming out great.

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  13. I love this kind of ingenuity. You're awesome!

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  14. I can't wait to see it!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  15. Holy Creativity! This is one the most clever DIY "subway tile" ideas I have EVER seen. Fabulous! I can't get over how great it looks. Great job!

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