We Finally Have Backsplash!!

After five months of living with this:

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I have this!

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It took me the entire five months to decide what I wanted. I bought tile after tile samples, brought them home, and held them up to the walls. I just didn’t get that “this is it” feeling. Then I saw what I wanted on Pinterest. And as soon as I saw it, I got that “this is it” feeling!! 🙂 A beadboard backsplash would go great with the coastal look I was bringing into the house!

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And let me tell you, the price was fantastic!

2 – 4 x 8 beadboard = $40

2 – tubes Liquid Nail = $6

2 – 8′ pine trim = $24

1 – pkg. brads = $5

paint & primer = $0 (leftover from previous project)

caulk = $0 (leftover from previous project)

Even if we would have had to purchase paint, primer, and caulk, we could have installed the entire backsplash for around $120! Mr. was super excited about the price AND the fact that he got to buy a new cordless nail gun! 🙂

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I found a great tip on how to cut out the holes for the outlets on ellaclaireinspired.com. A little tape and viola, the holes were marked! So much easier than using a tape measure, especially when you have three cutouts in one piece of board!

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Mr. recently added the pendant lights over the sink and the desk, where the recessed lights were before. We used a conversion kit that takes literally minutes to install and what a difference it makes!

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And how cute are these whale measuring cups that I got for Christmas from our daughter! Love, love, love them!

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And everyone should have a quirky magnet collection on their fridge! 🙂 Ours are from places Mr. and I have visited and a couple are from our daughter and her roommate.

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I am thrilled with the way the backsplash turned out!

And of course, I have to remind you of what we started with two years ago and how far we’ve come!

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Y’all have a great day! Later gators!