You might not know that Mr. Charmer and I have been in the process of doing a kitchen updo! A major renovation was done several years back but it was time for a quick new look. Doing this project I’ve realized updo’s are never quick and become more involved than planned.
Today’s I’m sharing our Kitchen Updo: Backsplash.
As soon as the remodel was completed I regretted one thing…the copper backsplash. It’s not real copper but a thin tin and made the kitchen look dark and needed to be lightened it up!
I wanted beadboard, Mr. C said NO. I wanted subway tiles, Mr. C said NO. That didn’t leave me with very many options? The only thing left to do is paint. Mr. C said NO. But, I didn’t give in, the backsplash had to be lightened up.
After much “persuading” we washed, primed and painted the backsplash.
The paint is old white…but it was a little to stark for me. I thought if I “darkened” the edges of each small tin it would look more like individual tiles. But that didn’t work…the tiles had to many raised areas and made it impossible to get clean outlines.
So I’m putzing around trying to think what to do when I found distress ink in the junk drawer. Using an old cloth I started distressing the tiles.
It provided the contrast I was looking for and highlighted the pattern.
I really like how it turned out. I was worried, since Mr. C didn’t want to do anything at all, didn’t know what I would of done if I didn’t like it. Begging did come to mind.
We applied a clear poly spray to seal.
The vignette was created with recent thrift store finds except the bread box is from Indian Oaks Antique Mall where my booth is.
I instantly fell in love with this charming plate.
I changed out the plate for these two cute chicks….you’ll be seeing more of then in the final reveal.
You can’t see what the chicks are but it’s very common to find in a kitchen.
I love how much brighter our kitchen looks, and just to let you know Mr. C loves it!
What do you think?