It all started with faux wood blinds. A few months ago, I bought two sets of faux wood blinds at ReStore for just $6 each. I saved a ton of money buying them used. At Lowe’s, the same blinds cost around $40 each. The blinds were perfect, except they were a tad too long. I figured out how to shorten them and ended up with a bunch of leftover faux wood pieces. I just couldn’t get myself to throw them away. My first thought was to make several white frames, but instead I came up with the backsplash idea.I have grown tired of waiting for my subway tile backsplash – Not enough funds, not enough time. In the meantime, I am happy with the faux wood blinds board and batten backsplash. To be honest, I didn’t want thick pieces of wood sticking out too far anyways.
I stained the kitchen cabinets with Java gel stain after we moved in. I did the same with my bathroom vanity. The cabinets are solid wood, but I didn’t care for the light brown color. Appliances are older, but work just fine for now. My motto – don’t get rid of things if they still work.
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