Applying a Vinyl Backsplash:
Here’s how it all went down…
So I wanted to add some pizzazz without having to do a ton of work or having to spend a lot of money. What to do…what to do….. I then ran across this post at House of Smith’s (as I’m sure many of you have). The quatrefoil caught my eye and got my wheels spinning. I was thinking about painting the design but knew that it would be tough getting it right. I thought about stenciling but all the quatrefoil stencils I’ve seen are HUGE and I wanted them to be quite small. So I too decided to do it in vinyl. Then I could do whatever size I wanted and it would be easy to put up.
I tinkered with the design in my vinyl program and figured out how to cut 22″ wide sheets of the quatrefoil design! Most of my backsplash is about 15″ tall so I cut enough 15×22″ sheets to cover my kitchen backsplash and I was all set! (I have made it available for sale in my Etsy shop HERE. You can order a sample to try first!).
But first I needed to remove the soul-sucking beige so I painted the backsplash area a nice gray (Valspar Montpeilier Ashlar Gray). I thought it would tie in nicely with the gray in my countertops as well the appliances and hardware.
You can watch my HOW TO APPLY A VINYL BACKSPLASH video HERE or watch below:
I used an exacto knife to cut around outlets and for the small amount of overhang at the bottom. It cut it like buttah.