15 May 2007

DIY backsplash

1) materials: galvanized flashing, metal shears, a ruler, sharpie and GE silicone II clear sealant (not pictured)










2) carefully measure the area to be covered... divide that area by two (measuring from top to bottom - i.e., cabinet to counter), and using your sharpie, draw a line where the flashing needs to be cut (don't worry about leaving a mark because alcohol will take it right off)



3) apply sealant to edges of flashing and across the middle and press frimly against wall. use thumbtacks if necessary to hold in place and heavy duty magnets to seal edges together until dry















4) optional: use this functional little gadget to hide your middle seam

finished product:

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16 comments:

Jennie and Kevin said...

this is very cool! what a great idea! i love the fact that you can use the magnets! thanks!

Lauri said...

Holy freakin' cow! You did that all by yourself? You got skillz! ; )

Anyway, I linked over here from Happy Things, and I'm VERY impressed! The pictures of the babies are adorable, and OMG that sleepover cake! I must keep my girls away from your blog or they will beg me relentlessly for that cake!

Char said...

Love it!

Lady_MSnow said...

I love that! Would be very easy to clean too. Great Job. :)

la bellina mammina said...

you're so talented girlfriend...i love that you can stick magnets on them!

Zoe said...

I love that Lei! I have been wanting to do that in my "future" craft room. Was it hard? It seems so tricky. Looks great in your kitchen. So you!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You have the best ideas!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea and want to do it around my stove. (I was told to use Liquid Nails to glue it to the wall, but think I'd rather use REAL nails.) How is yours holding up?? Has it discolored or has it retained its shine? Is it easy to clean? Sorry for all the questions, but this is such an economical alternative to tile and to stainless. Thanks for any advice you can give!!

Lei said...

Anonymous - thanks for stopping by. It was a treta to see someone visit my old blog... lol.

We just sold the house and as of 2 months ago it was still in new condition. I honestly didn't have to do much to clean it - occasionally took my stainless steal stuff to it, but really the more weathered, at least in my opinion, the better. So - I often just used warm water on it! It's certainly nice that you can't "ruin" it!

Good luck! ;)

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