I really wanted to change the backsplash in my kitchen, but didn't have a huge budget to work with. This whole project cost me $35!. Whoot, whoot! Yep $35!
The beadborad was cut and bought at Lowes for $20. The MDF boards were $13 and the outlet extenders were $2. I glued the beadborad to the formica and then hot glued the base MDF to the beadboard and painted it white. What a difference! It brightenes my whole kitchen up.
Above-the new curtain rod was 3$. Don't laugh (okay, go ahead and laugh) the wood brackets were $3 at Lowes and the rod is a PVC pipe (my hubby is a plumber and it was free) I spray painted it with Brown camoflauge paint (flat) it looks just like a metal rod. he he he!
I wanted to show you how it lined up under the cabinets it as a tight fit but that is how I wanted it.
I was a bit nervous about the holes for the outlets as you can see they are not perfect or evn a little perfect, but it wont matter when the cover is on. I also had to put outlet extenders behind the outlets to make then come flush with the beasdboard. yes I got shocled four times... grrrr I was getting so mad. Putting the extenders on was the hardest part. I used my kids play dough on the 4 corners of the outlet and pushed the beadboard up to it to mark on back where to make the squares. Then drilled 4 holes in each corner to get a start and then uses a jig saw to cut the rest out.
Oh, I love it so much and love even more that it was only $35!