Backsplashes can be pricey. They range from several hundred to several thousand depending on the material and size of kitchen or bathroom.
|HGTV beadboard backsplash|
|Design Lively beadboard wallpaper backsplash|
We used beadboard wallpaper to reface our cabinets so I thought it might be too much to do the backsplash that way as well. Luckily, there are all kinds of paintable wallpaper.
I thought the tin look was kind of cool.
|Life and Style at Oz|
|American Tin Ceiling|
Luckily, there is paintable wallpaper with the same tin designs. I picked up this $12 roll from Menards and it covered the whole kitchen and laundry room backsplash areas.
|Left was used for backsplash. Right was used for cabinet doors.|
I was able to get all of the wallpaper hung in one night and then painted over the next couple of days. I applied two coats of paint. Not too bad for $12.
To see how we updated our entire kitchen on the cheap, click here. For a tutorial on my faux granite countertops, click here.