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Formica® Laminate + Jonathan Adler = Backsplash PERFECTION

June 15, 2015

LOVE THIS! Totally genius to use Formica Laminate as a backsplash. No grout to clean. Plus, it's a fresh, modern look! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Blody. #homechichome #ad Hello friends!  Well, the day has finally arrived.  We partnered with the Formica® Brand and got our stunning new backsplash installed for free using the Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection.  Oh happy day! But first, let's recap what has led us up to this fantastic reveal.  If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that we PAINTED our tile backsplash over a year ago {you can see that post here} because we HATED the old backsplash, but just weren't ready to rip it out and replace it.  It was terra cotta/orange and had various latin phrases and Griffins set in some of the tiles.  #notmystyle 2015-03-05_0004 Painting it a dark grey absolutely improved the appearance of the backsplash, and the paint has held up PERFECTLY.  It was a brilliant {if I do say so myself} DIY solution!  Except for one BIG problem… We did not have flat, pattern free tiles. We could still see the Latin phrases and Griffins, not exactly the contemporary look we were hoping for.  We also painted our floors and cabinets, changed the cabinet hardware and lighting all of which allowed us to TOTALLY transform our kitchen for only $700.  You can see part 1 of the complete reveal here and part 2 here.  But, back to the backsplash which STILL had visible griffins on it…WOW! Budget kitchen remodel by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenremodelAfter some hunting, we found our DREAM solution and opted for a Formica® Laminate backsplash and we could not be happier!  Design genius Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica® Brand and created The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection.  It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and free samples are available on the Formica® Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen.  And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we chose the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern and opted to use it vertically on our backsplash, but it would also be stunning on countertops! Alright, alright…enough talk.  Let's get on with the reveal, shall we?! LOVE THIS! Totally genius to use Formica Laminate as a backsplash. No grout to clean. Plus, it's a fresh, modern look! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Blody. #homechichome #ad Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate… YES, Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand and created the The Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”1024″ height=”683″></a> Isn't it GORGEOUS?!  It's so chic and sleek.  And don't even get me started on how easy it is to clean! <a href=Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate… YES, Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand and created the The Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”1024″ height=”683″></a> I especially love how it complements our DIY wood herringbone wall and DIY stenciled floor.  We included those elements to warm the kitchen up a bit, given that we used cool grays on the cabinets and a cool aqua on the walls. <a href=Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate… YES, Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand and created the The Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”1024″ height=”672″></a><a href=Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup srcset=® Laminate… YES, Formica® Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica® Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica® Brand and created the The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica® Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”700″ height=”1004″> Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate… YES, Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand and created the The Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”683″ height=”1024″></a> Now, let's do a side-by-side comparison of the new backsplash and our old, painted backsplash!  I love a good before and after :)</div>
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WOW! Budget kitchen remodel by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenremodel Well, GUESS WHAT?! We have found our solution! Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate… YES, Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate! Now, before you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you, Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand has come a long way since you last saw it in your mama's kitchen. Jonathan Adler partnered with Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand and created the The Formica<sup>®</sup> Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. WOOOO HOOOOO! It is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide. The full collection can be viewed and samples are available on the Formica<sup>®</sup> Brand website. There are three amazing patterns to choose from: Greek Key, Malachite and Lacquered Linen. And don't even get me started on the fresh, fun colors to choose from–green, orange, blue, charcoal and crème. Aside from the stunning patterns, we are really excited about having a completely sleek and grout-free surface as our backsplash. Talk about contemporary AND easy to clean. Though I love all of the patterns, we are leaning towards the Crème Lacquered Linen pattern.” width=”375″ height=”250″></td>
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  1. Joan says:

    Can I suggest you eliminate the feature on your website that keeps your header stationery while visitors scroll? Like many people, I use a laptop to read blogs (while relaxing and watching TV). By the time my little laptop is covered up by your header and all the ads that appear on your site, there is about one and a half inches of space left for actually seeing the content. Not good.

    • Tasha says:

      Thanks for your input Joan! I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback. We are looking at ways to make the design more laptop friendly in the New Year.

  2. Julie Hertzog says:

    Love it, looks great – we are also looking at that color for our backsplash with another Adler laminate for the countertop.

    One concern we have is the seam where the two meet. Looks like you don’t have anything covering that – how has that been? Keeping it clean OK? Any issues?

    Thanks – Julie in NYC

  3. Shondie Munro says:

    The kitchen looks fantastic! Great job! Do you have any information on how you installed the formica over the tile? We are pondering doing this but I can’t seem to find much info about covering a tile back splash with the formica. I assume there is a proper way to prep the tile to accept the formica? Or did you remove it?

    • Tasha says:

      A professional has to install the laminate–I used a contractor. This is one of the few tasks I leave to the pros! It is tricky and if you mess up your laminate is ruined! Hope that helps! Good luck!

  4. […] Months later, we decided to replace the backsplash.  The paint was holding up PERFECTLY, but we still didn’t like the shape or texture of the tiles.  We opted for this super sleek and modern Formica backsplash, which we are in love with.  It’s so pretty and is so easy to clean.  No grout to worry about!  You can read all about our Formica backsplash here. […]

  5. […] Be sure to check out the full $700 kitchen makeover reveal!  Click HERE for part 1 and click HERE for part 2!  And be sure to check out all the info about that awesome new backsplash here. […]

  6. shannon says:

    Omg I love everything you have done to your kitchen-it looks like a proffessional job….so very well done.me&my husband are getting ready to transform our kitchen&I’m terriably scared…lol don’t want to mess up…but you&your blogs have given me courage to takle the biggest diy job ever

  7. […] The painted backsplash held up perfectly as well, but we did replace it after about 18 months.  Our decision to replace it had nothing to do with the condition of the paint–it hadn’t peeled or chipped AT ALL and was easy to clean.  We finally replaced it because even painted we could still see the tiles and it just wasn’t the look for us, but I am so glad we painted it temporarily.  It was a great, low-cost solution.  You can read all about our new laminate backsplash here. […]

  8. Stacy Brown says:

    Wow! Very inspiring! Very creative! Love the Jonathan Adler backsplash idea!
    Your laundry room makeover is fantastic, jaw dropping, and I am an avid HGTV-er
    so it takes a lot for me to be this impressed! Did not know you could paint vinyl, cool cool

  9. Sabrina says:

    Hi Tasha! Do you have granite countertops? Beautiful kitchen remodel! I’m getting ready to close on my house and came across your blog, which eased my mind when the time comes to paint my kitchen cabinets. Thank you :)

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Sabrina! Yes, our countertops are granite. They look so different after we painted our cabinets, but they are the same :) Good luck with your new house!

  10. Donna says:

    Did you remove the tile? Or was the Formica applied over the tile, if so what adhesive was used? Thanks

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Donna! The old tile was removed and flat, smooth plywood was installed for the Formica to be applied to. This is not a DIY job, unfortunately. We had a contractor install ours. I hope that helps!

  11. Janine H says:

    New counters!

  12. Debbie B says:

    we used formica in a house we recently remodeled – they have a lot of great patterns that really dress up your countertops

  13. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Our bathroom could use Formica!

  14. Leah Shumack says:

    I would love to give my kitchen an upgrade!

  15. Karen Gonyea says:

    We would use it for the backsplash :)

  16. Sarah L says:

    My kitchen counter hasn’t been updated in 30 years. This would look so good.
    Thanks for the contest.

  17. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would ise it to redo our countertops.

  18. MARIA simon says:

    BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN

  19. MARIA simon says:

    this is a beautiful idea..love all the pictures thank you

  20. Elizabeth Newsome says:

    I would love to redo the bathroom with some modern Formica patterns!

  21. S. Carter says:

    I am thinking of making an industrial looking bar for my loft. I think formica for the top would be great!

  22. Tabathia B says:

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  23. Tabathia B says:

    I think I would build a wood frame and add formica on top to add as a shelf over my washer and dryer with space to be able to get to appliances

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. Philip Lawrence says:

    To update my 1960’s kitchen!

  25. Vicki D. says:

    I would get a kitchen backsplash. Right now, ours is plain white. The comparison above is amazing! And, so would ours be.

  26. katie says:

    I’ll use them for a sleek kitchen remodel!

  27. Betty C says:

    My kitchen counters are due for a makeover. These new colors would really make my kitchen sing.

  28. ruby millan says:

    i would love this

  29. Claudia Davis says:

    My kitchen is so old. I mean really old. There is no back splash so this would be a great improvement.

  30. thischickwins says:

    i’d use it for new kitchen counters

  31. Mary Calabrese says:

    We used Formica in our kitchen. We selected a granite-appearing countertop and love it! I love that we don’t have to worry about stains or sealing it.

  32. angie says:

    I would love to use this brand to completely redo the counters in my kitchen. They are SO ugly and boring. These awesome modern designs/colors would look amazing!

  33. Tracey byram says:

    I have formica tiles in my kitchen and bathroom.

  34. Becky Moore says:

    I would use it to redo my cabinets.

  35. Barb Stenby says:

    I would love to make some great counter tops my kitchen is old

  36. Denise S says:

    My kitchen is older and boring, so this would greatly improve the look.

  37. Ashley C says:

    I would love to use laminate in our laundry room going half way up the wall. Its our mud room and also where the dogs sleep at night AND where we put them to dry off after they get washed off or after going outside in the rain. It would be great to have something more protective in there!

  38. Lisa Lear says:

    Wow-that made a huge difference in the look of your kitchen! I’d love to try something like that in my kitchen as well.

  39. Kathy Pease says:

    I would redo the top of our bathroom vanity

  40. I like Formica tops because they are warm and durable. They are also not so hard that stuff breaks on the counter-top.

  41. jessica says:

    I would use it to update countertops

  42. Will M says:

    W’re planning a bathroom remodel and are going to use Formica to add a splash of color in there

  43. Janice Cooper says:

    I would use Formica in the kitchen. We need to update our kitchen bad and this would really enhance it

  44. Crystal F says:

    I would use it in our bathroom. I’m so tired of everything in there, it’s plain and boring. Thank you!

  45. Ed says:

    This would provide a wonderful surface and work area.

  46. heather s says:

    I would use it to make a craft desk

  47. Maggie Smith says:

    I think a formica backdrop in my bathroom sounds heavenly!

  48. sarah hirsch says:

    i would use a new formica countertop in our basement bathroom

  49. Ellen Casper says:

    I would use them it in my craft room – it would be a perfect counter top

  50. Julie Hawkins says:

    I would use Formica products to redo my kitchen counters

  51. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would use them on my kitchen counter tops.

  52. Amy M says:

    I have a table that I’d like to cover the top in formica.

  53. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id love to replace my kitchen countertops!

  54. Denise B. says:

    I would use it to make a work area for school work and arts and crafts.

  55. Mark Blosser says:

    i would use formica for a new bathroom counter

  56. joni says:

    I need to replace all my kitchen counters really bad.

  57. joe gersch says:

    i would use formica for a new kitchen counter

  58. Michelle Levine says:

    I would use the products to make my space look bigger.

  59. Anastasia Falling says:

    I would love to transform every room in my house! lol I’d love to start in the kitchen and move to the bathroom next. Or maybe transform an old table…. So many possibilities!! :)

  60. Theresa Jenkins says:

    how will I use Formica® Brand products in my home?>>> I want black countertops and white countertop on my island in our kitchen

  61. Suzanne K says:

    I love the kitchen backsplash and could totally see doing this in my kitchen!

  62. Brittney House says:

    I would love to use a backsplash to brighten up my kitchen.

  63. patricia delgado says:

    I would use the formica brand products to redo my counter tops in the kitchen they’re in need of an overhaul.

  64. Lisa V. says:

    Our main floor kitchen has the original kitchen from the 1950’s. The whole kitchen needs to be gutted and replaced. So where ever Formica could be used in a kitchen, is where we need it.

  65. CR Williams says:

    I would use it for my counters in my kitchen.

  66. Amy says:

    what what I can’t believe the transformation! and the texture! I would use it as a back splash as well, cleaning mine is the bane of my kitchen life, but I think I’d use it for the guest bathroom to give it a bit of sophistication as well

  67. Bonnie Day says:

    I’m in the process of redoing our 2nd bath been looking at this for the walls

  68. Daniel M says:

    we could use a new backsplash too

  69. Cathy Truman says:

    We could use if for our kitchen, it is very old and outdated with wallpaper that is
    about 20 years old we want to remodel our kitchen this would be perfect.

  70. s riches says:

    I am thinking of putting a small island in my kitchen and covering it with Formica.

  71. Erica B. says:

    I’d love a nicer half bathroom.

  72. deb says:

    I just bought a mid century Lundstrom home and discovered your blog while trying to figure out how to update all the linoleum and Formica while still keeping the mid century feel. This Formica is perfect! Thanks for the post!

  73. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I love that it is a clean color like Black!

  74. Lois McLachlan says:

    Nifty

  75. Barbara Fox says:

    I need new countertops so a $100 gift card to be used for Formica would be wonderful to win!!

  76. McKim says:

    I would use it for counters in my son’s upholstery shop room.

  77. Joanna Allison says:

    I would use the formica products in my craft room. I want to make a sewing center.

  78. I would love to renovate our guest bathroom – I’d replace the countertop in there!While my kitchen doesn’t need a total gut, it definitely needs some serious updates, someday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. I need new countertops in my kitchen, so I will use Formica there.

  80. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Would love some new countertops!

  81. Jen Reed says:

    I would love to use the Charcoal Lacquered Linen design of the Formica Jonathan Adler Collection for my kitchen counters and backsplash.

  82. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to use Formica laminate on both our bathroom and kitchen counters. Thanks so much.

  83. I have stone tiles as my back splash, and I have to say I’d rather have the easier to clean laminate. While the stones look pretty, they are tough to clean.

  84. Bruce says:

    make over the kitchen

  85. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Using it on a backsplash would spruce things up in the kitchen.

  86. PETER BEAMISH says:

    WOULD USE TO REDO FLOORS IN HOME

  87. Bert Ruiz says:

    I’d use it to makeover our backsplash and countertops

  88. frank says:

    thank you.

  89. We’re in the process of buying a house that needs a full kitchen makeover! And countertops are on top of my list! I could really use this!

  90. Ellie Wright says:

    I would love to use Formica to replace my 1970’s era countertops and backsplash.

  91. Linda says:

    I LOVE what the Formica does for your backsplash!! I would LOVE to use the new colors and patterns of Formica for my kitchen countertops and backsplash for the new house my husband and I are building!!!!!

  92. Tamara says:

    I’m wanting to use Formica countertops in my guest bathroom re-do and in my kitchen.
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

  93. Jo says:

    I intend to replace our shabby laminate ( not Formica brand) tops with one of the Formica 180x options. I’m loving the walnut and travertine but all are beautiful. Can’t beat the versatility of Formica and now can’t beat the finishes!

  94. Natalie says:

    I would love to replace my kitchen countertops and use the formica laminate for a new kitchen backsplash!

  95. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I COULD REALLY USE A NEW RE=DO ON OUR OWN KITCHEN WALLPAPER! THANKS!!!

  96. Jessie C. says:

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/618879073733873664

  97. Jessie C. says:

    I would use Formica solid Surfacing countertops for our bath.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  98. Julie Wood says:

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/618846911731212288

  99. Julie Wood says:

    I need new countertops! Mine are outdated and old. I would love to create a whole new counter top and backsplash with Formica!

  100. Kelly D says:

    I like that the backsplash matches so well in your kitchen and that it looks like it is easy to clean.

  101. Mami2jcn says:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/618837161689894914

  102. Mami2jcn says:

    I would change out my counter tops.

  103. Susan Smith says:

    I would use Formica to replace our countertops

  104. LaTanya says:

    I would use it on our countertops

  105. Elle says:

    I would love to redo the countertops in my kitchen.

  106. ELIZABETH P says:

    I love the idea for a back splash…I would use it as a table top though since I need a new table.

  107. Natalie says:

    I would use the laminate as a backsplash in my art/drawing studio. It would go perfectly!

  108. maria cantu says:

    I would use as a backsplash.

  109. Linda Schreck says:

    I would use the Formica brand product to replace my backsplash in my kitchen. Right now, I have a horrible tile job that was completed with haste by my ex-husband years ago….I need my get that bad aura out of my kitchen!

  110. Oli says:

    I’m in love with your project using Formica as a backsplash, finally I found the right backsplash that I was looking for as a replacement to my boring backsplash (only paint there).

  111. Kathleen McLain says:

    I love the Boomerang Laminate and would use this in a sewing room. Anything retro looking for a bathroom and stone looking for the kitchen. Thank you

  112. Tarry Rye says:

    I love the way the laminate looks. Were you able to place the laminate right over your tile, or did you have to remove the tile? How difficult was the process? Can anyone do this or do you have to hire someone? Thanks, Tarry

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Tarry! The old tile was removed, which caused a lot of damage to the drywall, so that was replaced with plywood. The laminate was put over the plywood. We did not DIY this one–the process of gluing on the laminate requires such precision, I think it’s best to hire a pro! I hope that helps!

  113. Nicole Howard says:

    I love Jonathan Adler! I’d definitely use it in the kitchen as a backsplash too,

  114. Kathryn A. Agruso says:

    It looks really great. I love the solid piece rather than all the gout!

  115. Amanda says:

    I would love to use this as a backsplash over my laundry sink.

  116. Christy Fulmer says:

    I really like the backsplash, great job on your kitchen!

  117. Deborah says:

    I would use it for counter tops.

  118. Christa says:

    I would use Formica to replace my ugly tile backsplash!

  119. Michele says:

    I really do love the backsplash! I had no idea you could use a laminate for that. Very stylish!

  120. Wendy says:

    I would use it as my next counter top in the kitchen. My current one has knicks and scrapes and the joints don’t line up. I’m excited about the amount of options!

  121. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Very nice! We have almost finished the kitchen–down to the details. But our bathroom is next. Formica might be a great material in there. We plan to completely gut and re-do, removing everything and starting over.

  122. Efischer04 says:

    I would use it in our kitchen, where we have been unable to decide on a backsplash (until now!).

  123. Carol Winn says:

    I would love to have a Formica table built as my sewing machine tabletop surface!

  124. Kelly hernandez says:

    I would use the laminate as a backsplash in my kitchen. There is only paint there, now, and it’s a mess.

  125. erica best says:

    i would add in my bathroom i love the blue tiles

  126. Jennifer says:

    Loving the backsplash. I think I’ll try this in our kitchen remodel!

  127. Kate Anderson says:

    i love the backsplash idea and would love to try that!

  128. Hi Tasha!

    We are getting ready to do a Kitchen Redesign and this would be amazing in it! I had no idea there was such a product! It looks so easy to use! Seriously it doesn’t get any better than that. I have recently started hosting a new link party with Refresh Living and Vintage Refined and we would love to have you come link some of your awesome posts with us. The party starts every Tuesday at 7pm CST.

    I hope to see you there!

    Cat

  129. julie says:

    To create a backsplash for the bar we plan to build in our basement!

  130. Rebecca says:

    We too, have a Formica backsplash! But ours is in need of an update. I love yours! Thanks for pushing me off the proverbial fence and convincing me to stick with Formica! We’ve also got Formica on a bathroom vanity… but I resurfaced it with Rustoleum countertop paint it to avoid the cost of a complete switch-out.

  131. Debbie K says:

    I’m driving myself crazy following a lot of blogs for ideas for our kitchen. I’m ready to paint my cabinets with the General Finishes milk paint, but now, thanks to this post, have a great idea for my backsplash. I love the look you achieved and I especially love the ease of cleaning with the Formica laminate. Was it easy to install? I’m also curious about using it for a countertop. Would you put it over your existing countertop? That idea really has me thinking so I’m heading to Lowes on this rainy summer morning to plan. Thanks so much for your blog and fabulous ideas. You give me courage to try things on my own! I’m a 6th-grade teacher on break for summer with lots of ideas thanks to you for improving my home!

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Debbie! We did not install it ourselves. Installation of laminate is not a job I recommend as a DIY job. The cuts have to be PERFECT and once the laminate comes into contact with the contact cement, you can’t move it, so experience is required. I think it would be gorgeous on a countertop! Thanks so much for reading my blog!

  132. Abigail says:

    What a great solution! I need something like this on my counters.

  133. We’re completely renovating our kitchen soon. This is first time I’ve heard about Formica laminate being used as a kitchen backsplash. Thanks for the info, and I’m interested in trying it out!

  134. heather says:

    We use Formica brand products in our home in the kitchen countertops.

  135. Lynn Pratte says:

    I really like the idea of doing a backsplash with the formica… but what about a shower surround in a bathroom? Both of my bathrooms are painfully bland, and a little pop over the insert could be really awesome!

  136. Laura Pierson says:

    We bought a fixer upper and still need a back splash! I’ve been searching Pinterest for ideas. I’m liking this Formica back splash. My kitchen needs a Formica back splash for sure!

  137. Dee Searle says:

    I would do the same thing as you, use it as a backsplash. My home is 1920s. I have a lot of updating to do, but am up for the challenge!

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