Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bead board backsplash

   When we bought our house I always knew I wanted to do something to the kitchen to lighten it up. It's so dark in there with the cabinets and the darker tile, plus the light they have in the kitchen part should have been the other way so it went parallel with the cabinets. In that back corner where my mixer is, it's so dark. My husband would not let me paint the cabinets right now so doing a lighter backsplash was an alternative.

Here is a before picture

   There isn't really a tutorial on this since everyone's kitchen is different. You just kind of have to cut the bead board as you need to fit your space. But I can tell you how I had to do it because there is one part that you might have to do the same in your space.

   On the sink side we had to remove all the tile on the wall. The reason being is, after you put your bead board up you still have to put a baseboard (if you want) to give it that finished look in my opinion. Well the thickness of the bead board and the baseboard together will most likely not fit in between your wall and the back of your sink. On the other side of the kitchen we just left the tile up.

  All we did was cut our bead board with a jig saw and attached it with liquid nail. I actually pushed cinder blocks against it so it would adhere better.

After it dries in place I put the base board on, also with liquid nails. After all that I caulk the seams, the top where the bead board meets the underside of the upper cabinets, all the ends and the top of the base board. When that dries you just have to put a couple coats of paint. Tada then it'd done....don't mind the horrible pictures.

   I am in love with how it came out. Eventually I will also paint the cabinets. I'm thinking white on the uppers and a light sage on the lowers :)


  1. Looks amazing! Can't wait to do mine one day along w/ my bathroom!