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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

a backsplash at last

When we moved into this house a few years ago, I knew I wanted to vamp up the kitchen just a bit. It was already clean and simple {my favorite things!} but the room needed something to give it personality and a tiny spark.

A backsplash always seemed like a great place to start. 

But back splashes are tiled. Or papered. Or nailed up. All very permanent things.
It made this can't-seem-to-ever-officially-make-up-her-mind girl all too nervous.

It wasn't until I was late night Pinterest surfing a couple of weeks ago that I stumbled across the idea of a punched tin wallpaper. A small, textured, easy to put up and remove wallpaper. And most rolls were stain resistant and paintable! Before I knew it, I had skipped over to Amazon and ordered this roll for next to nothing {love you, Amazon}.

I was crazy excited to get it a few days later. But to be honest, I was in over my head. I had never wallpapered anything before. Let alone used a thick textured paper that I had put up sideways and have every. single. edge. trimmed.

Such a rookie.

The first strip took me two and half hours to put up...
I KNOW. I was mad too. 

But I kept working and figured out a few tricks as I went. I finished the whole back splash in about four hours. 
And boy, am I ever glad that I stuck with it.

I love that its so subtle. Understated even. But it adds a certain ... expensive look? to the room. Maybe I'm making that up...
Anyway, I like it. A lot. 

It was totally worth the trouble.

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