|I found this on Pinterest and really love the rich, warm feeling this stacked stone backsplash brings.|
Since I have been SLOWLY changing my kitchen over from bright green to a calming grey blue, I have the itch to change up the backsplash. I decided on the stencil effect done in blue and white. I bought a roll of white adhesive contact paper and cut out the pieces by hand. SHOOT ME!
I painted a patch and applied one of the stencils "just to see". I decided this could be totally adorable.
So just as I was almost done cutting out all the pieces I would need to begin application, I found this stacked stone on special at a home outlet store. I could do the entire backsplash for under $100. WHAT? I did some serious calculations regarding Bang for your Buck and already having the under cabinet lights in place to highlight the stone - yes the Beachwalk stacked stone was the WINNER!
A few years ago, this is what I started with. Wood trim cabinets, brass hardware and the creme de la creme - hunter green formica countertops. Yay me.
So, I painted the wood trim white to blend in with the cabinets, painted my formica to look like black granite, added a wood backsplash to match and changed out the hardware. HUGE difference.
Here is the stacked stone well "stacked" up against the wall so I could see how this would look in my kitchen. I instantly LOVED it. It will totally give a natural and coastal look to the kitchen. Coupled with the color, the kitchen went from WOW and loud to Ahhh and very calming. Don't get me wrong, I loved the black and green harlequin decor, but the day after it was done, I wished I had painted it blue instead. Now here - four years later - it is to be blue. I can't wait to finish this.
Here again is just another angle to show how it is eventually going to look. Lots of work to do but I am eager to get this project completed so I can share the final result!