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Brilliant Backsplash

Who> Lisa Nelsen-Woods

Where> Columbus, OH

What> "I used tough paint as a backsplash. For a long time, my husband and I were at odds about what material to use for our kitchen backsplash. We decided to make a quick fix while we weighed the options because the builder's paint job was terrible—the paint would come off with a light swipe of a damp sponge! I primed the wall with stain-blocking primer, then coated it with black chalkboard paint. Lo and behold, we found our long-term solution. It's easy to clean, durable, cheaper than tile, and much easier to change if we get tired of it!"

SAVED> $372
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