While making our kitchen transform, I had seen an episode on Studio 5 that showed how to add some vinyl chevron's to your walls. I checked it out and loved how great they looked on painted walls. It would cost about $170.00 to have the vinyl I needed to do the back splash in my kitchen. Call me cheap, call me frugal, but I couldn't justify that much for vinyl. Then I had an idea! I could make my own chevron's! Did you know that is how many of my best ideas come about, (not wanting to spend the money and thinking, I could do that!)
I went to Home Depot and bought a roll of white contact paper. I was going to use scissors to do this, but then had a better idea, because I knew the lines would need to be precise. So, I used my quilting ruler and rotary cutter to cut the vinyl.
First I made a template from paper so I could see what size I would need., I then labeled one side number one and the other side number 2. In order to make the chevron's you need one going one way and the next going the other way, so just reverse your pattern and you will have the exact measurement, just reversed!
I made them as wide as my quilting ruler and first cut the contact paper into strips.
Then I made 2 piles and went to town! I started at the bottom and worked up.
I used the backing from the contact paper to use for spacers, to make sure they would be even. Once I got started, I couldn't believe how easy it was.
and can I tell you?? how much I loved it when it was finished!!
It cost me $8.00 for the roll of contact paper, and I pretty much have enough to do 3 or 4 kitchens.
My visitors who have come to see the kitchen have asked me where I got the tile for my back splash?
Look closer, it is just contact paper!!
I think I even like my counter tops better!
See how being cheap makes you creative!
Hmm, maybe I could do a whole wall of this!