Thursday, March 18, 2010

the kitchen chronicles – Part 8

The Backsplash
Most of my kitchen was definitely done as inexpensively as possible.  With the exception of the granite countertop splurge, most everything was accomplished by Mr. Charming and myself on a very tight budget.  The backsplash is definitely budget minded, yet it’s something I’ve wanted from the very beginning. 
Honestly, I would  beadboard my entire house if I was allowed!
It is the most simple of backsplashes.  Cut to fit – apply adhesive to backing – use nail gun for added security – cover nails with trim.  BEE-YOU-TIFUL.
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Please excuse the under mount lights showing, the valance isn’t up yet! No window treatment yet either  (sigh).
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Here is a shot of some of the cabinet hardware These burnished bronze handles match the faucet and accessories.
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So clean… So French Country
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So really ugly !
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Up Next…..The Range Hood Mantle
And as always, thanks for reading !
 smiley sunflower



  1. wow, i am loving this! the bead board looks so beautiful, I can't wait for more photos!

  2. This looks great and so inspiring. I think you may have solved my back splash conundrum for me. Thanks.

  3. This is so pretty! We are talking about redoing our kitchen. Are your cabinets and beadboard the same color white? Or are you cabinets an off-white? It's just so hard to tell, but it looks gorgeous!

    ~ Nan

  4. love it. I want beadboard in my kitchen. Right now we don't have anything. Thanks for the visual pictures. I am showing my man.

  5. Really stunning. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  6. It looks so gorgeous Lisa! I love beadboard too and the cabinets are just wonderful!

  7. Looks great Lisa! You have done a fabulous job! Very stylish!


  8. I think you all did a wonderful job on a tight budget. Looks so expensive and high end. I really love the granite and the bronzed fixtures and oh yes, if I could beadboard my house all over, i would too.

  9. Your kitchen re-do is lovely...I am loving the bead board too, and I also love the cabinet/sink hardware! The color is beautiful!

    Blessings, Grace

  10. So beautiful! Such a lovely kitchen re-do. Thank you for linking up to It's a Hodgepodge Friday! I love seeing what you have been up to. I hope to see you again.

  11. Your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!! Cooking must be such a joy in your kitchen!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Burlap & Buttons Canvas earlier!

  12. Beadboard is my favorite! That turned out so good! Thanks so much for posting at Favorite Things Friday!

  13. This looks spectacular Lisa ~ coming right along. I know it is a painful process ~ but the payoff is huge! Have a great week-end.

  14. Hi Lisa...

    Ohhh my...your kitchen is gorgeous, my friend! It's looks like you've been having sooo much fun! Ahhh...a French Country kitchen is my "dream kitchen"...someday! Hehe! I love, love, LOVE your beautiful creamy white cabinets, Lisa! I looked a few post back and seen that you did your island in the black...gorgeous! I love that you did it in the contrasting color from the cabinets! Ohhh...and that pretty cabinet hardward!!! Love it!!! Lisa, your granite countertops are fabulous...they are sooo pretty! I love the beadboard really does look French Country! Girl, you did GOOD!!! I love your kitchen!!! Thank you for sharing it with us...

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring Green tablescape and dining room this week and for leaving such a sweet note! Thank you!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. Hi Lisa,
    I just became a follower:-) My kitchen needs a lot of help. We have tried paint on the back splash and now have wall paper which is beginning to pull away behind the sink. Can't afford to tile so I am thinking maybe beadboard.
    Great site

  16. Alright, just wandering around your blog full of eye candy - everything you touch is made perfect. Seriously. you've got some mad skills, baby.

    Since you've had it for awhile now, I just thought I'd ask: how is the beadboard holding up? I love the look, but with a bunch of kiddos and my messy baking, I'm wondering if I'd be constantly picking out bits of stuff from between the grooves? Although, it's so pretty, I might not even mind.... ;)

  17. I am thinking of putting in a bronze fauset, but my sink is stainless steel. But looking at yours, it doesn't look bad at all. (It looks like that's what you have) What are your thoughts?


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