I love it when Chris gives me a good challenge. There have been a couple design decisions I've made that have initially received an eye roll or outright *no*. To which, I have to prove him wrong. Obviously. Most notably was the decision to paint the fireplace white. He was so, so, so against it. Today, he admits it's one of the better updates we've done on the house. At least he can admit when he's wrong, right? ;)
We're thinking about updating our kitchen this year. So last weekend I had a wild and crazy idea. What about using beadboard as a backsplash in our kitchen, instead of tile? Using tile has been bothering me because the space we would be tiling is TINY.
The space I'm referring to here is between the window and bottom of cabinets and the counter. At it's largest, it's no more than 12-inches. I feel like tile, while gorgeous, will just draw attention to the space's weird and disproportionate size. But beadboard, I think, would look effortless and amazing. Chris? Does not share this opinion. I didn't have a specific kitchen in mind when I had this idea, but I was bound to find gorgeous kitchens that use beadboard instead of tile.
Of course I had no problem finding examples. Friends, I present to you, gorgeous kitchen with beadboard back splashes:
Lovely, right? A tiny bit cottag-y, but I think with the right paint and surrounding decor it doesn't have to lean that way. Lest you think we're anywhere near a kitchen remodel, let me assure you that we're just in the beginning thinking and debating stages. But, you know I'll keep you in the loop each step of the way. Including what we end up deciding on this little issue! :)
So what do you guys think of beadboard back splashes? Would you ever do it, or are you strictly tile lovers?