A quick and inexpensive way to DIY your kitchen wall space!
June 24, 2015
So as many you would have guess I am very into DIY and I recently wanted to change the wall space between by kitchen counter and cabinets. Normally I would consider doing a back splash but seeing how time consuming and super expensive it is I took a different approach.
I went to Home Depot and I looked at all the laminate papers that they had in stock, now laminate paper is quick and non-expensive way to upgrade any look whether it's the inside or outside of a cabinet, counter, walls, etc. All you need to do is find the one that suits your project. Store like Lowes, Home Depot, A,C Moore even those random discount store you sometimes run across can have exactly what you need.
The entire process only took me about 20 minutes, only cost me $14.00 dollars and it came out great! The laminate paper that I chose is called peel and stick from DuckBrand in Granite. You can go on their website www.duckbrand.com and look at all their options for laminate paper. Once I got home I did the following steps.
1. I wiped down the wall, you have to have a clean surface so the laminate can stick better
2. I measured how much paper I would need, the good thing about laminate paper is that it comes with a grid on that back so once you place the paper where you need it on the wall with the grid side facing you, you'll know where to cut.
3. Once I cut how much I needed it was time to start sticking, this is a slow process and a little time consuming since you want to make sure that not only are you stick the paper on straight but that you are also smoothing it out and removing any air bubbles as you go along. I also had to make 2 extra but very small cuts while I was pasting the laminate since I had two nails in my wall that I couldn't remove. It was very easy all you have to do is just place the laminate slightly over the nail and then made a very small cut as too where the nail would pop through, but you have to be sure that everything you did before that point is straight and even or you'll end up with more than one hole.
4. Once the laminate paper is on the surface and place exactly where you want then all you have to do after that is take something flat and smooth, like a book or even the same brown paper roll that the laminate is on if you used it all and finish smoothing out all the air bubbles.
And Voilà your new wall or counter cabinet, etc. is finish and looks amazing.