Sunday, March 17, 2013

AirStone Back-splash

While browsing one of my favorite home improvement stores, Lowes. I came across the best product EVER. And, if I say so then you know it's true ;-)

Airstone Backsplash

I wanted to redo our back-splash but I knew I couldn't really fit it in my budget. Oh what am I saying we didn't even have a back-splash. This is what I was dealing with.

**OH YEAH...BE PREPARED THIS IS A LENGTHY POST BUT I PROMISE YOU WILL LOVE IT!


It really did need something. And, that something is AirStone. It's a natural very light weight stone that only uses putty and a hacksaw. 
BEST PART: It was in my cheap budget. 

AirStone Brick

Now we have to remember that "The Mr." is not handy so if he can do it anyone can. He laid out the stone, read them directions and was ready to go.


This is how simple this is. You cut the stone with a hacksaw or jigsaw.



Slap some putty on the back of the stone and press it up against the wall and WAA-LAA!!


This has been the easiest project that has had the biggest impact on our kitchen make-over. See the difference for yourself and you tell me?

Backsplash Stone

Kitchen Stone

Kitchen Stone

Can I say we are in love with this stuff. I want to stone everything in my house...LOL

AirStone Backsplash

How's that for a quick transformation for you. 


Oh yeah! We couldn't help ourselves and if you knew the deal you wouldn't have either. Am I a fan of stainless steel....the jury is still out on that one!!


Now let's take care of this side of the kitchen.




I'm working on new rugs. They should be here any day :-)

But, let's get back to work. This is all the tools we needed. 
(Can you see my cute little under the counter lights...love).


You can see how easy it was to layout the stone. And, here's the finished project.

AirStone

AirStone Kitchen

AirStone Backsplash

Now for some fun Before & After pics.

(Not sure why the color is so off on this one. 
Must be my awesome photography skills)



Even though it was a bit long I hope that you are not only enjoying our kitchen transformation but that you are being inspired. 

Just a few more projects left in the kitchen and then I will have a final reveal. If you missed any of the previous kitchen makeover posts, don't worry. I got your back.


And if you are new and haven't seen the new home before we started all this you can see it here

We will have a new look very soon here at GGP so make sure you come back and visit. 

Don't forget to....

~Design your life with a little SPARKLE~



** I have not been paid or compensated for my post today. This has been my own personal experience and review. And, if it was crap I would be the first one to say so. LOL

45 comments:

  1. I wish I had heard of this stuff when we did our kitchen remodel back in 2006! We've since sold the house but WOW, what a transformation and it looks fab! I love your cabinet color change too. Thanks for linking up to Showy Sunday at www.leroylime.blogspot.com

    cheers,
    Dawn

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  2. I love it. The stone looks great! ...and you guys did a good job with the pattern and layout. Did they give you instructions on how to lay out the pattern or did you randomly place it however you wanted it?

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, this looks great! My hubby isn't the most handy guy either, so it's good to know that it wasn't too difficult. Thanks for sharing. I gotta go back and look at your other kitchen posts now. We are in desperate need of some remodeling in ours! ;)

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  4. The stone looks great! I am a new follower and love your DIY projects. Its amazing how a few small renovations can completely change a space.

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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  5. What an awesome transformation! Love it! I found you at Made by You Monday--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  6. I love it! I was in Lowes Saturday and was looking at this exact same product! I saw where it could be used as a backsplash and would have never thought of doing that! I love the way it looks! Thanks so much for sharing because I was really wishing I could see this in a real kitchen and here it is! :) Julia

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  7. This looks like a great product, and I'd love to give it a try. I'm curious, what did you do for the electrical outlets and light switches? Are you planning on adding covers?
    ~ Wendi

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  8. Visiting from Mom's Monday Mingle. Holy cow what a project! I hope you'll share it at this week's Friday Flash Blog on The Jenny Evolution (www.thejennyevolution.com). Would love to have you join our community.

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  9. Following your blog via GFC!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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  10. That is so awesome! I am planning on using it around my fireplace. I have seen that done too and love it! Great job!

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  11. What a difference! I love how it looks and how easy it is to install. Your entire kitchen transformation is wonderful. I'm loving the cabinets painted dark. Everyone always seems scared to do that but it looks fantastic.

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  12. I love this!! It's beautiful! Your coffee station is really cool too!

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  13. Wow! What a great backsplash! Love the colour!

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  14. I've never heard of Airstone before but it looks like the perfect thing to use for a backsplash. Thanks for the great idea and linking to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
    www.carriethishome.com

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  15. I have never heard of this but what a timely post! I am doing so many renovations and it gets so expensive - one of the things on my list is my backsplash!! I love the way yours turned out so now to share with the "boss" to see what he thinks!!
    :)
    Looking beautiful!!!

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  16. Wow, it makes SUCH a huge difference! Great results! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way

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  17. Nice job.. It looks terrific!

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  18. Nice job.. It looks terrific!

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  19. I want to do that in our next house! I love stone backsplashes.

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  20. Love your backsplash! Too cool! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  21. Wow! I absolutely love how rustic yet chic this looks. I can't wait until my husband and I move into a house so we can do DIY projects like this. Right now I am stuck to whatever is easily (and not too much of an investment) since we live in an apartment.

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  22. This is an exceptional transformation!! I love your color choices Thanks for sharing. I have a weekly Link Up Party on Thursdays that just opened!! We attract other DIY moms and I'm sure our readers would love to see this post. Hope to see you there at allthingswithpurpose.com. And we are your newest FB Like!

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  23. This looks great I am visiting you via No Minimalist Here. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a Giveaway for my blog's birthday. Please join in if you like it :)

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  24. Fantastic! We just bought a new house, and we're going to want to do some stuff to the kitchen. I think paint on the cupboards and a backsplash are in order.

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  25. WOW, girl that looks gorgeous!~ What a difference. You guys did an amazing job.

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  26. Oh man - I have seen this but not in person - it looks amazing!

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  27. Great job--love the transformation!

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  28. Your kitchen is beautiful! I really like the back splash! :)

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  29. Oh wow, I love this backsplash! I don't have a backsplash in my kitchen either so I am looking at doing a DIY back splash myself.

    Have a fabulous weekend Happy SITS Day! Following along via G+, Twitter and BlogLovin!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  30. Oh Denyse....now you have MY wheels turning!!! I think I may have to try this stuff!!! And I know exactly where! Hubby will be thrilled (actually this time, he will!! lol)
    Turned out great! Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Wait a minute. . .you PAINTED your kitchen cabinets? WOW! That is amazing! I thought you had new one's installed! I'm totally in the zone for taking on home improvement projects right now! I'll be showing my hubs your site tonight! LOL!

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  33. Denyse
    It looks amazing! What a huge transformation.
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  34. The back-splash looks wonderful! Great transformation.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  35. I wanted to put up a stone backsplash in our new kitchen, but my hubby was worried about how hard it'd be to clean it behind the stove. (We are apparently messy cooks ;)).

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  36. Amazing transformation. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  37. I really like the look of this! Great job!

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  38. Your Mr. Looks as excited as my Mr. When doing home projects LOL! New follower from Social Sunday.

    Maria
    Keepingitstepford.com

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  39. Wow, that's an awesome transformation - your kithen is just singing! I have never heard of this before - looks super easy!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  40. Awesome JOB!!! WOW!!!! thanks for sharing with us! hugs...

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  41. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  42. Oh cool!! I'll have to look into using this product! You should stop by and share at the Give Me The Goods Link Party {1 Party-5 Blogs}!!
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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  43. What color airstone was this? Did you seal it?

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