Saturday, January 22, 2011

Backsplash, with the look of Stainless Steel

I was fortunate enough to win a free backsplash kit from a contest I entered a while ago.  This backsplash kit comes courtesy of 1005 Design.  As my home already had a backsplash, this was installed for someone very special to me. This product has the look and feel of real stainless steel.
So lets take a look .. here is a sneak peak of the after picture.
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But lets start at the beginning.
Nothing but a plain painted wall to begin with.  Notice in these before pictures the painted light valances under the cupboards.
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stainless steel backsplash 007a After sending 1005 Design our measurements, our kit was then shipped with the correct amount of panels and trim needed to complete the job.  This kitchen took 10 of the metal panels. We were lucky enough to have the last panel and a half to use for some extra touches.  As you can see below the panels come with a protective plastic that you wont remove until the very end of your project. You can also see the trim on this panel at the top.
stainless steel backsplash 015a The instructions will tell you what tools to have on hand, how to handle your panels and how to make your cuts.
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The kit comes with two types of trim.  The edging trim that you see applied below. and a joiner trim (not shown) to use between your panels to join them.  We chose not to use the joiner trim and go for the seamless look.stainless steel backsplash 023astainless steel backsplash 025a
Construction adhesive was used to adhere the panels to the wall.  Clear silicone was used to stick the trim to the panels. During the process we used some tape to keep the panels tight to the wall while the adhesive cured.
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We were really pleased to have enough left over to cover the light valances. I think it really made a difference.
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I think it looks spectacular!
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And why not replace the all white receptacles while we’re at it?
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The look is very clean and streamlined.
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Here is where you can either used the joining trim or leave it out.  We had no difficulty lining up the panels for a tidy seamless look.
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1005 Design is offering more free kits. For your chance at a kit go to their site and sign up.  They offer panels in faux stainless steel and faux copper, as well as some great patterns to choose from.
Do you think it’s stainless steel?  Faux sure !!
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  1. I love how this turned out. Ya'll did a great job for sure.
    However I have to be honest. I was offered this backsplash and it was delayed due to waiting on the trim. So I delcined the offer eventually. The folks at 1005 design are very nice. You did a fabulous job and it looks great. Everything happens for a reason, and in the end I'm glad I didn't use the faux stainless. I thought I wanted the stainless look, but I went with something much more casual.
    I'm not sure I could have made this project look as wonderful as you did! bravo!

  2. What a fantastic upgrade for this backsplash area! It made it all look so much more contemporary and finished. Great idea to cover the light valences, too. :-)
    ~ Sue

  3. Wow, never heard of this before. It looks absolutely fabulous! What a difference. You guys did a great job!

  4. Hi Lisa

    Happy 2011!
    It looks very nice and you did a great job installing it. I have never heard about this product before.


  5. This looks much better than I ever would have anticipated. You did a wonderful job.

  6. Oh I love it. Beautiful installation and congratulations on winning the contest.

  7. This is really cool Lisa ~ but I was dumbfounded and said ~ well that is not Lisa's kitchen.... so off I go back to the top and actually read it again! Ahh ~ Sunday mornings are a wonderful time but I guess I need more coffee. That is a very special thing to do and it looks incredible. xo

  8. Your results are fabulous! Count me in as not having heard of this product before. I think the light covers completed as well complete the look. :) Bravo!

  9. This makeover is just beautiful. The stainless steel looks so fresh and clean. It is a wonderful accent to this already beautiful kitchen. Lisa, how very sweet of you to give this caliber of a gift away. Someone is very lucky to have you as a friend!

  10. I like the nice clean look of this. You did a great installation job.

  11. that turned out really nice...wasn't sure about the valance part, until i saw it of course, and 'wow' that really tied it very lucky 'someone' (still waiting for that bbq)

  12. I'm really loving the stainless steel look. It looks great and so "high end." I am featuring this at tongiht. Grab my "featured" button.

  13. Adding the backsplash really changed the look of this kitchen. It really brought out the beauty of the counter tops. This was a nice positive change. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lisa - what a fabulous kit. I have never heard of them before. I love the stainless look - looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. I love the industrial look of stainless steel. I bet it's easy to clean too!

  16. Lisa, this looks GREAT! Totally professional and I would NEVER know it wasn't stainless steel! The seams are just flawless!

    I am going to go check out their site!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Lou Cinda

  17. whoa. that looks amazing! i think covering the light switches and the outlets really kicks it up a notch, too. well done!

  18. That looks great! Very clean and contemporary.
    I'm a big fan of this company.

  19. it's gorgeous! I need to go and check out the copper as well, I think that'd probably work better with my color scheme - so nice to see what a stunning difference it makes!!!

  20. Very Nice. This is something for my to save file.

  21. I love it! I checked out the website and I would love to try the Mosaic stainless.

  22. Wow, that looks super sleek! I never would have thought to add a stainless steel backspash. It looks so good though. Thanks for joining the party!


  23. Now, that is an amazing backsplash!!! I love it.

  24. Wow how lucky are you, it looks absolutely wonderful, you did a great job installing. The touch of the light boxes really adds depth.
    I just found your blog and am now your latest follower.

  25. That's awesome! I don't think I've seen this before. I love the stainless steel look--quite a difference!
    I hope you can join my link party going on today. Each entry means your eligible for $130 to CSN!
    Have a great day!

  26. The backsplash & light valances look fantastic!

    I won a giveaway from 1005 Design as well and selected the brushed copper to use in the backs of our glass kitchen cabinet doors. I'll second that the installation is easy and the product looks great :-)

    Thanks for checking out my house tour at Blueloom. I think my purple bedroom is my favourite room too :-)

  27. Your post rocks so much that I featured it at this weeks link party: Hookin up with HoH #35!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  28. I have heard of this product. I can't believe how awesome it looks!

  29. I never heard of it. So cool looking. I just went to their site and they don't give out anymore free ones, but i love your "friends" backsplash!!!

  30. Oh my! What a very beautiful kitchen! I so love the result!

  31. I must admit you definitely captured my attention on this one!

  32. If anyone finds this in 2017 or later... the company has sadly gone out of business, as their website and phone number no longer work and they can't be found actively online anywhere =( Great idea though. Let me know if there's any decent replacements! Take My Money!

    1. Yes, sadly they are no longer in business. It's a shame too, because I've never actually seen any steel look backsplash ideas that I like better.

  33. What an amazing job you did, it's just beautiful!

  34. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new


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