The kitchen remains the heart of the home for many. The family gathers during mealtime, homework is completed on the islands, tables, and counters, and it remains one of the busiest rooms in the home. For many, it is the center of life at home. It’s no wonder many looks for ways to express individualism through the kitchen.
An easy and unique way is through the backsplash. That wall behind the counters, surrounding the very heart of every family home, is the perfect place to show off personal creativity and the occupants’ individuality.
Perfect for the busy household and those who like frequent changes. And if you really want to add the unique touch, prep your walls for paint as usual, but use a magnetic primer. Magnetic primer generally comes in a dark gray or black and is a great primer for chalkboard paint.
Once applied, it is best to apply at least three coats of chalkboard paint on a flat surface.
Textured walls don’t do well, making it hard to write legibly with chalk. After the first coat, let it dry completely before the next. Once all three coats are applied and dry, rub a piece of chalk over the surface, to make it receptive to drawing, lists, and the myriad other options that come with having a chalkboard background.
Stainless Steel Tiles
Available in a variety of tile cuts, patterns, and some tile stores have stainless steel mosaics. A beautiful addition to any backsplash, easy clean, and creates a more industrial feel to your kitchen. Low cost, scratch resistant and can add an elegant finish to your kitchen. Many styles are easy to install for the DIYer, and the smooth finish matches all types of woods, countertops and goes perfectly with stainless steel appliances.
Global Map Backsplash
For the traveling family, global maps for a backsplash add interest, a unique perspective and a reminder of places explored.
Because of the heat and humidity in most kitchens, it is best to work slowly through each step to ensure a long lasting backsplash. Maps come in all kinds, from street to topography to general boundaries, making it an exotic overall look only found in your home.
There are many ways to create unconventional and unique backsplashes to show off your style and artistic creativity. By having an open mind to the possibilities, your kitchen will be one of a kind and stand out among the crowd.