Hello again! Last I left you, this was the state of the kitchen. I finished the kitchen cabinet makeover, and now it was time to paint and get rid of the beige.
Amanda came over to help paint and we knocked it out yesterday! I chose SW Repose Gray for both the kitchen and living room (haven't showed you that makeover yet!). The rooms connect, so I wanted the colors to flow seamlessly from one room to the other.
Also, I LOVE this gray. It's a soft gray without being cold, and I don't notice it leaning a certain way either - it's a true gray that instantly brightened the room!
But that wasn't all... after we painted, I installed tin backsplash, it was a quick and easy project - and check out this difference...
Woah right? The light just bounces around the kitchen now, it's so much brighter!! I love it!
Installing the tin was surprisingly easy. I ordered my tin from American Tin Ceilings (no affiliation, they just came at a recommendation of a friend) there are tons of colors and patterns to chose from. I just chose unfinished 6" tin in pattern #3.
First we painted around the edges - check out that color difference!
The tin comes in 24"x24" panels. All you need to do is cut it to size. Tin snips are going to be your best friend for this project!
I measured, and marked my line with a sharpie and straight edge on the BACK of the panel.
Then I just started cutting, (snipping really).
Watch your fingers, that tin is sharp! As I snipped, I bent the scrap piece back and away from my hands as much as I could. Gloves would also be a good idea here!
Once your cuts are made, you just nail it to the wall.
I chose not to use Liquid Nails just in case I wanted to remove this at some point, I didn't want to wreck the drywall.
I used my brad-nailer and 1" nails, and just popped some nails along the edges. Worked perfectly.
Bam! Instant difference, am I right?! For the light switches and outlets, I measured where they would be and drilled a small hole through the tin, then used the tin snips to cut the piece away.
I still need to get switch plates and change out these outlets, but I was just so excited to show you, I couldn't wait!
And here's the kitchen, in its new gray and white glory! I love the tin because not only is it bright, but it's just the right amount of shiny bling!!
Just a few more small things to do like change out the pendant shades, install switch plates, and get some appliances, but otherwise, this kitchen is looking so good.
I hope you've gotten a little inspiration from this kitchen makeover. Sometimes all you need is a little paint (and some tin backsplash doesn't hurt either)!
Until next time!