Beatiful Kitchen Backsplash Makeover

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I love detail and when I saw what Kristalyn from The Gathering Place Design did in her kitchen, it was no exception. I think it’ s a beautiful addition to her already awesome kitchen. Here is her blog post:

Kitchen Backsplash Makeover

I love my kitchen, but it did not have a back splash. That is something I always wanted to change. I really like tin tiles and I had looked into a couple different places to purchase them and they were kind of pricey and I would have to hire someone to install them. I found these faux tin tiles at Lowe’s and they are awesome! At $18 per panel, you can’t beat it! I bought them seriously about 9 months ago and they have been sitting ever since. (Gotta love it!) Well, I said I was now ready to do some updating, so here you go. Oh, and this won’t be the last of it!



These were way easy to work with. The hardest part was the measuring and making sure the lines matched up. (I will say, measure twice, cut once 😉 ) They come in 18″x 24″ sheets and I just used utility scissors to cut them. You could use a utility knife as well. They really look so much like real tin! Everyone who I have shown can’t believe they aren’t.

I used liquid nails to attach them to the wall. It didn’t take much because the tension between the cabinets and the granite helps to hold them in place. Easy breezy! 🙂

The color and design adds so much warmth and character to our kitchen. I am sooooo excited with how it turned out! And even more that I did it all by myself…woo hoo 🙂 Also, don’t be afraid to mix finishes and types of wood. You might feel like everything needs to be the same. I’m not a huge fan of matchy matchy. In our kitchen, I have two different stains on my cabinets along with black painted pieces. As well as stainless steel and oil rubbed bronze finishes. Mixing different finishes just adds interest and gives your home it’s own unique feel. Do want feels good to you!

I had some scraps left over so the bread box could not escape my embellishing! Don’t you worry there will be more projects to come with the other trimmings. 😉 I hope this ispires ya’ll to get going with things you have always wanted to change or update in your home. I’m not gonna lie, I was intimidated to take on this project, but the end result is worth it for

Kristalyn – it’s beautiful and adds so much warmth to your gorgeous kitchen. Fantastic job! I’m about to embark on a scary project too, so thank you for the encouragement!


Speaking of tin! Have you entered the DIY Show Off Appreciation giveaway?

One special friend and sponsor, Christy, from Embellished Bayou has some beautiful hand painted/hand made tin tiles in her etsy shop. She has generously donated an antique 6″x6″ tin ceiling tile that will be handpainted in your choice of color and finished off with coordinating rhinestones, bow and beaded wire hanger. Choose to personalize with your initial, monogram, name or short phrase.

Here are some of the tiles she has in her shop:

Visit Embellished Bayou to check out all of her pretty items…perfect and affordable gift ideas! What’s your favorite?

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Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll see you Sunday evening when I post for the next DIY Show Off Holiday Highlights. Now that holiday decorating and gift ideas are on the priority list, I’d love to see your projects, decoration and ideas!

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