Updated Kitchen Backsplash

I’m back today to share with you that the back splash is done!!  I’m so happy to be able to cross another big project off the list.  I took LOTS of pictures, but I don’t want this post to be too long so we are just going to stick with the smaller area around my cook top for the how-to.
 
If you remember I shared with you a while back what it looked like after we got the beadboard in place.
beadboard backsplash
No where near complete at this stage – lots of imperfections to hide.  I did some perusing of the trim isles at Home Depot and picked some very simple trim.  The edges needed something to fill the gap created by adding the beadboard.  So, I took Sarah’s advice and got some dowel rods from Hobby Lobby.  This worked great!!
 
trim for beadboard backsplash
From the side you can hardly see how it’s done.
 
trimming out beadboard
I simply used the same tube of liquid nails glue to attach the pieces that I used in when attaching the trim to my doors.  Painter’s tape comes in handy for these applications to hold the pieces in place while the glue dries.  Even though the trim is very light-weight, sometimes things get bumped out of place, especially in tight quarters like these.  
 
how to trim out beadboard backsplash
These trim pieces come in 8′ links, and even though I tried my best to get the straightest pieces I could find, some were still mysteriously wonky.  So…I pulled out my hot glue gun to help stick things down in places where the tape wouldn’t hold them down. Whatever works people!
 
tools for adding trim
By the way – that corner right there about did. me. in.  I re-cut more than one piece trying to get the size and angle right!!
 
You can check out my door update project here for more info on how to measure and cut trim like this.
 
Next, caulk.  Trim is your friend because it covers imperfections.  But, caulk is an even better friend because it makes everything look like one piece.  
 
caulking trim
trim caulked
You can see in the photo above, I used a smaller dowel rod in the corners because I really didn’t want a big bulky trim there.  I like the way it turned out.
 
Then everything got a coat of paint.  I used the antique white semi-gloss that I used on the trim in the kitchen.  
 
beadboard backsplash
updated kitchen backsplash
 
Here are some before, during, after pics for reference.
 
painted kitchen cabinets
covering laminate backsplash with beadboard
beadboard backsplash
{I love my orange kitchen-aid mixer :)}
 
And here are the before, during, and after pics of the cook top area.
 
beadboard over laminate backsplash
how to add trim to beadboard backsplash
updated beadboard backsplash
One more pic.
 
updated kitchen
This project ended up costing me around $75. Since I used paint, glue, and leftover beadboard, I saved some money there, but I do believe it would have still been under $100 if I would have had to buy everything.  Not bad!! It’s just the look I was going for.  Step-by-step, we are getting there!!

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for posting your how-to, Denise! I am going to install bead board in my mom's bathroom after I get through tile removal, and your tips will be so helpful! Love the dowel idea! The finished product looks so great in your kitchen!!

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