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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. 



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12 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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  2. I love this! Was thinking of tiling my backsplash in my RV but after seeing this, have totally changed my mind. Lowes here I come!!!

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  3. Love this! Was thinking about using tiles for my backsplash but this looks amazing. Lowes here I come!

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    1. Glad you like it, Cindy! Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

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  4. So glad I found this, sorry but I'm ripping off your ideas :)

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  5. Love the ideas. We have been full time TT dwellers for a year now. I am itching to do some revamping this spring!

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  6. Thank you! Me too, hope to finish the trailer as soon as it is warm!❤❤

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  7. love what you did with the back splash and counter top! I am just beginning my revamp of my 1986 24 foot motorhome.

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  8. Sounds fun! Thank you for the compliment and your visit!!

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  9. How are the countertops holding up? Hoping to do something similar w our yellow/beige laminate.....any tips/suggestions????

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    1. Hi there! So far, so good....the Rustoleum is holding up pretty well. Laminate is the perfect surface for it. I think the packaging is specifically indicated for laminate, especially, so it should work great! Happy remodeling!

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