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Kitchen Update - Faux Barn Wood Backsplash


I have been slowly working on my kitchen and decided I wanted a weathered 
barn wood look for a back splash.
(You can see my kitchen 'before' tour Here)

I searched for what I wanted but didn't really see anything quite right, and I knew
I wanted something that didn't have a very big thickness to it. 
(I didn't want to have to move counter tops/trim etc..) 
so I decided to try and 'DIY' it. 

Using a piece of handscraped laminate flooring that I had leftover from a flooring project,
I gave it a light sanding to get the sheen off because I wanted paint to stick to it, then I used
different shades of paint and I came up with this:


I basically lightly painted, wiped some paint off, dry brushed some, and wiped off some more
as I went until I achieved this weathered kind of look.

The faux wood grain still shows through in places, and it had the aged look to it
that I was wanting..   and since I was happy with how it turned out,
this project was a go and soon began.


We had to cut the width down to make it work the way I wanted it to as I wanted it to have 3
'boards' to fit up to the cabinets.   Then we also cut them at varying lengths.

I used my brad nailer to place them as I went.
I didn't want to use an adhesive if I didn't have to because I knew it would be easier to remove someday if I didn't.
(or just in case I didn't like it in the end) :0)

I also varied the paint on each board so none of them would match, some are darker,
some lighter, some have a little more red, and some just look more 'worn' than others.

(Can you see in the picture above what looks like a barn?  I love that happy accident)








(this photo makes it look much brighter/more gray than it really is for some reason)


I did put a coat of polycrylic on it for protection and so I can wipe it off if needed, and I put a few
extra coats near the sink. 
I also used a clear silicone along the bottom just near the sink to be sure no water gets in between it 
and the counter top. 
So far so good. 





(this photo captures it so much better)


We are really loving the new look.

I have been adding a few decorative pieces here and there, like my little windmill I placed in the window,  the red metal tractor I recently picked up, a galvanized 3 tier stand, burlap table runner that I layered with my red buffalo check one,  and of course my farmhouse sign.




This project is slowly coming along but it feels good to have that part of it done.

I am still debating painting my cabinets white, or an almost white shade.
I am also debating what paint color I should go with as the main color.
(although the red on the opposite wall is here to stay a while) :0)

So until I make up my mind on what to tackle next in this room.. we are simply enjoying it.




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Flaunt it Friday

Farmhouse Decor Round up




I have been searching pinterest, and various stores looking at farmhouse accent pieces
to add to my home, and I have found soooo many cute options.

I just recently purchased the nesting birdcages shown above, and they are such a fun
addition to my farmhouse/country decor.
(*see details on the birdcages at bottom of the post)

While searching for fun pieces, I thought I would go ahead and put together
a few of the items that I found while looking on Amazon to see what they had to offer.

I was really impressed with all the items that I found.



          


                                



                                       



                         





How cute is that distressed  FarmHouse Sign, and I am debating between that Milk Can
or this one that I found.
The Mason Jar soap dispenser is calling my name, wouldn't that look perfect setting by
the sink?   and galvanized metal accents like the windmill clock definitely would
add to our farmhouse look if I had a place to put it that is. :0)

I have been picking up a few new things here and there,
and we have finally started working on our kitchen back splash project since our weather
has been improving.      (Yay for sunshine and above freezing temps!)

I am so pleased with how the back splash is coming along,
and the new look it gives my kitchen.
Farmhouse Happy. Lol.

Did you see my photo on what I am using as a back splash?
(You can see a sneak peek here.)
(will be sharing more about it when we get finished)





                                                                                                             - TinaH



*The Nesting Birdcages Details:
 They are on clearance and fairly inexpensive for the set of 2, if interested you can find
 them Here .- not an affiliate link and I am not associated with them in any way,
 just sharing a purchase that I personally made and am happy with)




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