A full kitchen renovation is costly, time-consuming, and just generally a huge hassle—and for renters, it’s definitely not worth it. There’s no shortage of ideas to mine for easy and affordable DIY projects that can spruce up your kitchen for almost no time or effort.
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One of the easiest ways you can make a change? Upgrading the look of your backsplash. Here are some of our favorite easy DIY kitchen backsplash ideas for brightening your space.
A pegboard backsplash allows for extra storage as well as display space. The inexpensive panels are fastened to the walls, then hooks from the hardware store are used to hang utensils and kitchen gadgets.
2. Pictures Frames
To make the photo gallery backsplash, a thin piece of plywood is covered in fabric, then picture frames are attached using hook-and-loop tape. The whole thing is then fastened to the wall with just a few screws.
3. Maps Backsplash
Take this idea and run with it. We used maps, but you could use wrapping paper, comic strips, magazine covers, whatever. Cut a thin piece of plywood to the exact wall size, glue the paper on top, then apply shellac. When it’s dry, attach the plywood to the wall.
4. Vinyl Tablecloth
A vintage vinyl tablecloth in a blue-delft pattern is used to make this charming backsplash. Again, the possibilities are endless as far as pattern and color, and the materials are very affordable.
5. Salvaged Wood
Salvaged molding and old boards add cottage style with plenty of texture. To make this backsplash, cut a thin piece of plywood to the exact wall size. All the molding is cut to size and attached to the plywood, then the whole thing is simply screwed to the wall.
6. Paint the Existing Backsplash
One of the simplest ways to add an instant pop of color or brightness to your backsplash is to simply paint over the existing tile or drywall. This can be as simple as painting a dull brown tile a solid bright color.
7. Peel and Stick Tiles
Tiles are a classic backsplash material, but you don’t need to go to all that trouble to achieve that look. Peel-and-stick faux tiles eliminate messy and time-consuming grout and tile work, and cut the cost of the project, too. These adhesive faux tiles are heat- and moisture-resistant, and easy to remove if you want to switch up your design in a year or two.