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: