My kitchen is definitely not my dream kitchen. And due to our design ignorance, when my husband and I built our first home together 6 years ago, we picked out gray countertops, builder grade oak cabinets, and no stone kitchen backsplash. Blah!
The gray countertops against the orangish oak cabinets never made sense to me and I wanted to upgrade my kitchen desperately. While we don’t have money to rip out all of the cabinets or purchase new countertops as of now, we decided a backsplash was our best option to tie the kitchen together on a budget.
While searching the aisles of our local Lowe’s, I found this wonderful stone for the backsplash that incorporated both shades of gray and orange. Absolutely PERFECT!
Behind our stove we needed to add a piece of wood trim to bear the weight of the stones since it didn’t have the laminate backsplash to hang on. Just two screws in the trim piece and we were ready to rock. Once the adhesive cures, we can remove the trim (although we’ll probably just keep it up since it’s not hurting anything!).
Ready for some after shots? Just to warn you, there’s a bunch!
The colors seem to change throughout the day! Some of these shots are during the day with an abundance of natural light, while some others are at night with just ceilings lights on. Lovin’ it any time of day!
This stone kitchen backsplash from Lowe’s was about $25 a box (includes 6 pieces in each box). To complete the entire kitchen backsplash and desk area, we used 8 boxes. We also had to purchase 3 electrical outlets and 2 light switches in the oil rubbed bronze. Not too shabby to transform the entire kitchen for under $350 in materials!
AND I’m super excited to get crown molding on my cabinets this Friday. WAHOO!! I’ll definitely be sharing that one next week 🙂