Plastic Plate Backsplash

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cheap-backsplashI painted my kitchen cabinets over a year ago (still need to write a blog post about that!). My dream is to eventually replace the laminate counter tops with butcher block, and add white subway tile backsplash with dark grey grout. But it’s not in the budget. And may not be for a few more years. So a plate backsplash will have to do.


So for now, I thought I would add some (cheap) interest to my backsplash, by adding some plastic plates that I picked up at Target this week. You can find these plates for $1-$2. Target always seems to have lots of them available during the summer season.

backsplash-ideasI used pop can tabs to hang the plates.

silhouette-cameo-platesTwo of the plates I found at Target were just plain white. But at $1 each I thought I could use my Silhouette Cameo to add a design to them. I chose the ampersand and the arrows files from Silhouette and used black vinyl to attach to the plastic plates.

Target-plastic-platesdiy-kitchenI’m still dreaming of a subway tile with dark grey grout backsplash, but for now I’m cool with my little plates.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

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  2. Hi Danielle,

    I was so thrilled when I came across your kitchen makeover. I have been doing projects also over 3 years in our kitchen. We have the same colors as you do in accents and all but our cabinets are builder grade honey oak and after seeing the white and blue cabinets I have made up my mind to paint them. Its the only way to tie everything in the kitchen to compliments what we’ve already done. Your sink is just like oura and that is what I gonna do is put a shelf and cafe curtain rod. Did you use a tension rod or one with brackets? What is the paint color on your walls? Thanks so much for your inspiration. This desperate mama was looking for fresh air to finish my kitchen.

  3. How creative are you?!? I love that this was such an inexpensive and easy way to add some color and create a backsplash. Love it!

    We’d love to have you come link up at where we host a Remodelaholics Anonymous linky party every weekend (Friday through Monday) for all types of home projects. Come share this or any of your other posts, too!

    • Thank you so much for even thinking that this was creative. I’m a huge fan of Remodelaholic! So it made my day that you even asked me! Seriously thanks!

  4. Holy crap, that’s totally cute! I love the mix of patterns and graphics, especially the ampersand and the arrows. I think you’ve sparked an idea for my breakfast nook! Too bad the closest Target is an hour away.

  5. I am SO in love with this!! And I love the plastic plates from Target – I used them in my dining room on a wall. So fun!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to our “Best Of The Weekend” party! I have also pinned this to our BOTW party board and to another big board of mine!
    Have a great rest of your weekend and we hope to see you back at the party next week. :)

    • Yeah not sure it would have worked for regular plates but these were just the small plastic plates. So even if they do eventually fall off the wall,they won’t break.

    • Wow that is such a compliment coming from you Kelly! I’m totally in love with your house, especially your kitchen! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment.

  6. Cute Danielle! I love your work-with-what-you-have approach to the backsplash. It looks great and was cost effective so that you won’t cry WHEN you take it down to put in that white subway tile!

  7. Cute Danielle, I saw that ikat plate at the new target up here… such a pretty pattern. Your little silhouette embellished ones are awesome too. Love the blue on your lower cabinets. We have peeling melamine cabinets… I need to deal with them soon. I bought a pale teal/blue for the lowers and was going to white on the uppers. Feel a little more confirmed in my choice now that I see how cute yours look! Love your little fabric curtain too – such a pretty (Amy Butler?) print!! I love your taste:)

    • Ah thanks so much Krista. Yeah I really need to do a post on my kitchen. I did it before I had a blog so I don’t really have good before pictures plus my kitchen is never clean enough to take after pictures :). The fabric for the curtains is from Heather Bailey, I love her fabrics. I totally love having the white uppers and blue bottom cabinets. I like to change things up so much that I’ll only have to change the bottom cabinets if I get sick of the blue colour. Can’t wait to see your kitchen makeover!

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