Before we moved into our house, we had to install a new counter top and bottom cabinets (they were rotted out) in our kitchen. We did it on the cheap because we eventually wanted to either tear down this house (I don't think that will ever happen) or do a more intensive remodel on our kitchen.
We were left with this ugly wall/backsplash (see BEFORE PHOTO), since our new counter top wasn't high enough. Our kitchen remodel is no where in site, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Here's what I did:
Cut out pictures from my 2008 Eating Well Calendar (seriously gorgeous photos)
Famed them in some inexpensive picture frames from Target
Rested them on top of the counter (I didn't even hang on the wall)
That's it...hides that nasty gap between the wallpaper & counter and makes our kitchen much cheerier!
More details about the photo above:
~Food in photos from L-R: kiwi, orange, cucumber, raspberry/blueberry, tomato, chilis (out of photo)
~Notice the dishwashing liquid in the olive oil bottle - isn't that fancy? I learned that from my cousin Michelle...who I think learned it from Martha.
~Also, notice Baby O's silver cup (on the right side)? He got it from my parents and he loves to drink out of it.