A touch of black and white lends an air of sophistication in this adorable cottage kitchen. To continue the look on the backsplash, white beadboard is cut to size then vintage-style prints are adhered to the beadboard. Then the beadboard is fastened to the backsplash area.
Create a template of the backsplash using brown kraft paper, a marker and a tape measure. Make sure to capture the exact size of the backsplash. Use scissors or a utility knife to cut the paper so that the outside edge will be the edge of the beadboard.
Lay the template onto the beadboard and tape it in place using painter's tape. Use a pencil or marker to carefully outline the template including electrical boxes. Use a framing square to keep the lines straight. Lay painter's tape on the inside of the pencil lines. This will help you cut a straight line and have less breakage when cutting the beadboard.
Lay out the design onto the beadboard and center each print on their respective sides. Use decoupage glue to adhere the prints in place. Apply the glue on both sides of the print. Make sure to brush from the inside out to get out all the air bubbles and so all the edges lay flat.
When the prints are dry, double-check all the edges to make sure they are secure. If they aren't, apply a little more glue. If they are secure, spray the prints with a polyurethane sealer or apply a coat of shellac. Let dry completely then apply a second coat.