When I arrived at Debbie’s house to help her with her kitchen, one of the first things she mentioned was getting rid of the random backsplash behind her soon-to-be stove area.
This make-shift backsplash is leftover fiberglass shower board from her shower in the bathroom. Its purpose is not random. It serves as a splash guard for a kitchen that didn’t have a backsplash. My first instinct was to get a crow bar and take it off. I immediately realized that it was seriously glued onto the wall and behind the wall was plaster….not drywall. I have no experience with patching up plaster walls. I could probably figure it out for small holes but there would be big ones, and I knew I didn’t have the skill or even the tools with me to try. The budget, did not allow for a professional to come in and fix it so my go to fix was….to spray paint. Are you shocked? You shouldn’t be. My “knee jerk reaction” to fixes is spray paint. We grabbed some appliance epoxy spray paint, the same kind we used on the dishwasher. Here is what I did to prep the surface
- Cleaned it
- Dried it
- Taped around it
- Covered the floor
- covered the counters
- Covered the cabinets close to it.
- Grabbed a folded cardboard box for over spray on the door side.
Here was the backsplash after a few coats:
Here is the finished product:
Debbie just recently purchased their stove and they decided to put a shelf for storage above their stove. (They have an attic vent that sucks any air and steam right next to their stove so they don’t need a hood or a vent). It is completely wipeable…ready to be splashed and cleaned.
Here it is seamless with the cabinets and the new subway backsplash…stay tuned for that DIY soon!
I hope you all had a great weekend! The Hubs and I just got back from a trip to Nashville. We went to the Tennessee State Fair Flea Market and spent hours looking through stuff. I came home with a few projects and some new ideas. It was very inspiring! I can’t wait to share with you!
Thanks for reading,