This lady is a very happy camper right now, because I have a new backsplash. I used to have a backsplash that was covered with the same covering the counters have. Unfortunately, the backsplash was made out of particle board, and was probably installed in the 1960's or '70's. Over the years, water had gotten under there and rotted the particle board, then this winter the covering started to crack in small sections. You could hardly wipe it. So, for those that live in newer houses, instead of one like this, which was built in the 1920's, I will tell you old houses can be aggravating at times.
The wonderful contractor, who goes to our church, fixed that backsplash when he was here with his crew to replace the wiring in the house. Not only did he fix it, he put a wide backsplash that fits the wall-border I bought when I was trying to figure out how to fix it myself. He had a piece of backsplash that he only had to cut a little shorter, but it was pure white, so I put that border on it, modge-podged it several times, and sprayed it twice with a sealant.
|Note that the walls do still look old, |
but they would have to be painted;
but, they are okay for now.
It kind of goes with the crackle look on the border.
Oh, and did I mention how I deep cleaned the counters and sink today? I also thoroughly wiped off all the small appliances, and got the crumbs out of the toaster. Even with the pots from supper sitting there, I loved looking at my nice clean counters and pretty backsplash. Small things do make a difference. Having the energy to do all that is nice too. I remember a time, that I would have been totally wrung out from 15 minutes of work, and I know I spent over an hour cleaning and fixing in the kitchen today.