Kitchen Upgrade: Backsplash

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Adding a backslash is an inexpensive and easy way to add style to your kitchen.  The picture below is of the counter without the backsplash, mostly to give you an idea of what it looked like before. (Gee, if I only knew a couple years ago that I was starting a blog…)


I saw a version of this idea in a Pottery Barn catalog and wanted to add it to my home. The tiles come in a variety of metal hues to complement any color scheme. I spent $200 total on this project (the majority of the total came from the socket covers) and I get so many complements on it.

For this project I used:

  • Faux tin backsplash tiles
  • Faux tin edging
  • Corner piece 
  • Metal socket covers 
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Glue or nail gun


To install cut the tiles to the correct size, use a self healing mat (like you would use for quilting) and make sure that the seams line up. 
Then add the edging to the exposed top and sides glue or nail them to the wall. Repeat the process with the rest until you finish. These are really easy to install and are very forgiving if you make a mistake, as you can see.

 REMEMBER: Measure twice, cut once.