Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend and a fun 4th of July! The boys and I are still visiting family in Utah and are having a blast! I’ve had a wonderful time catching up with family and friends.
K, so the other day we got the chance to hang out with our cousins Stephanie and Brian. (Steph is my friend and The Hubs’s cousin. She set us up on a blind date, and the rest is history!) They recently bought a house and have been busy remodeling and making it their own. And man, they have seriously done a awesome job!
My absolute favorite part of their house is a super cool
DIY accent wall in their kitchen.
SO awesome, right? Steph said that when they first moved into the house, the wall was covered with black bead board, and she hated it. “I’m contemporary. This kitchen was not me!”
One night they were eating at a restaurant, and Stephanie liked the metal sheeting that was on the ceiling above them. She knew immediately that the wall in their kitchen needed the same treatment.
A trip to Home Depot was all it took to find exactly what Steph was looking for. They found large metal panels that look like “waves” in the backsplash section of the store.
Brian took the panels and attached them to the wall with Liquid Nails, working left to right, bottom to top. He cut the panels with regular scissors, so no fancy gadget or extra tool was needed.
This project took about two hours to complete and cost around $450 for panels and adhesive.
The “waves” add texture and interest to the kitchen. It gives the room the industrial, contemporary vibe Steph and Brian love.
The metal wall is easy to clean, too. Steph says she just wipes it down with soap and water.
Both Stephanie and Brian agree that this accent wall is their favorite part of the kitchen. When people come over, it’s the first thing they comment on, too. Everyone loves the look, and Stephanie is thrilled that her vision from the restaurant is now on her kitchen wall.
Here’s a view from the front door BEFORE:
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Steph says, “We’re thrilled with our new wall! It adds character and personality. We love that it brings in a contemporay feel. It completes the kitchen and ties well with both rooms.”
I totally agree! It looks so cool, and it’s one of the many things that makes this house feel like “Steph and Brian’s house.”
The rest of the kitchen BEFORE:
Stephanie and Brian have worked so hard to make their home their own. I love how the industrial wall shows their personality and creativity.
Seriously great job guys!!
Thanks for letting me go all “blogger” on you and snap pics of your house!!
What do you think? So cool, huh? Would you have ever thought to use metal backsplash on the wall? Ever see something in a restaurant and think, “I can do that!”? Where have you gotten your inspiration from?
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