Friday, June 14, 2013

Step One: Countertop and Backsplash

Hello, Friends.  Welcome to part one of my RV overhaul.  Thank you for joining me along this journey. In this step, I revamped the countertop and backsplash.  I wanted to create a modern-looking backsplash, but I was afraid that using true stone would be too heavy, so I opted to use wallpaper.
Here is the before. 

The wallpaper I chose from Lowe's looks incredibly real and was really easy to put up. First, remove as much as possible of the existing wallpaper.

I used this universal wallpaper and border paste.  

I find it works best by tipping upside down, squeezing until the glue comes out, and roll onto wall. Apply a generous amount. 

Apply one wall first.  Then, line up the paper on the second wall. I paid special attention to the pattern; and cut where I needed to.  There were a lot of cuts and quite a few sheets put up, because the paper comes on a small roll. I wanted to ensure the paper looked cohesive.

Score with an exacto knife. 

I used Rustoleum Transformations for countertops to redo the counter area. The directions are pretty basic; you clean beforehand and simply paint onto the surface. 

I will continue to post as I progress. Thank you. 

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