Inexpensive Backsplash Idea ~ Faux Plank Wall

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You guys know I hate to spend tons of money on my projects….well, this one kind of takes the cake in the money saving / thrifty department. I have seen plank walls all over the place, and really wanted to try one myself. One day I hopped in my truck and headed to Home Depot to take a look around and see what I wanted to do. I looked around in the lumber department, and felt a little overwhelmed. So, in true Jess fashion, I just started wondering aimlessly around the store. I found myself in the flooring section, dreaming of new hardwood floors that just weren’t in my budget, and noticed a price sticker on one of the shelves that floored me. Pun intended. I looked up from the 98 cents a piece sticker and saw these peel and stick faux wood flooring strips and BAM! The light went off! I knew it was meant to be…I mean, that’s how things that were meant to be happen, right?

I decided to buy a bunch and bring them home with me. I was going to make a planked backsplash in my kitchen and fool everyone…except I’m telling you about it, so you really aren’t fooled are you?

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So, here is what I did. I started by laying them out on my dining table to see just how I wanted them to look on my wall. It’s not a very large space, so I wanted to make sure the planks would fit.

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I peeled the paper off of the back of the first one and placed it up on the wall.

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Then I started stacking them. I couldn’t stop myself to take photos, I just kept going. I literally just pealed the paper off of them and stuck them up on the wall and pressed as hard as I could to get the adhesive to stick to the wall.

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There were some pieces that needed to be cut to fit in the remaining spaces. The most awesome thing of all is that I could just use scissors because these babies cut like butter!

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Once I got them all up, I took a step back. Oh my goodness…amazing! I knew from the beginning that I didn’t want to leave them as is…they were to be painted.

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I took out my favorite Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint and gave them two coats. The faux wood grain still showed, giving the authentic look of a wood plank wall, so this girl was super pleased!

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I am so happy with the way it turned out…and as you can see, I gave my counter tops a little makeover too…that ridiculously easy project will be on the blog soon too, and you will never guess what I used!

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I am so happy that I decided to use the peel and stick vinyl! For less than twenty bucks and no tools, I gave my kitchen an entirely new look…that’s what I call a win! If you rent and want to make a change in your kitchen, or well, any room…these things are perfect for you! So…what do you think?

Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
Jessica

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    Kathy shonk says

    i just did this in my kitchen on one wall behind the stove, I love it!, so easy. I think I’m going to leave that the way it is then do the back splash with the chalk finish for contrast.

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    Jennifer says

    Do you think you could remove them without damaging the walls behind? I’d love to add tile and change my countertops but my husband is against anything permanent.

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      says

      Absolutely! It’s pretty easy to take down. No worries!

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