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Quick Fix: Bathroom Sink Backsplash

Hey, remember this? It is the master bathroom that we remodeled last year. Here is a photo of the sink area from the original shoot:

My beloved mentor and pal Lori Andrews, whom you may know as The 10 Cent Designer, emailed me shortly after that post went up to remind me that I needed something behind the sink to protect the wallpaper from water damage. She suggested a piece of Plexiglas fastened with an industrial-type screw at each corner.

Who among us would disregard 10 Cent's wishes? Not this girl. I used Lexan instead of Plexiglas since, according to the nice man who cut it for me, it wouldn't crack as easily. And, I mean, it only took me a year to get to it, but it turned out perfectly. See?

I had a piece cut as wide as the sink and six inches high, then had holes drilled an inch inside each corner, and secured the Lexan with hex screws that I sprayed black. The whole thing ended up costing around $20. My construction guru and all-around person Erik helped me with the installation. Some of the paint flaked off of the screws due to the drill, but I kind of like it like that.

Et voila! A quick fix, and protected wallpaper. This would probably also work in a kitchen, or anywhere one needs water resistance. The end.


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Bad-assed. I love it.
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPage
We did this by our kitchen door because the pups GET SO EXCITED!! when someone comes home and they were tearing the hell out of the wall.
June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSasha PT
Did you caulk the bottom? Is there a washer between the wall and the lexan?
June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
That is my question as well... any caulk or silicon along the bottom edge to create a seal against water that might run off the back of the sink?
June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan
There is a small gap between the sink and the paper, so I didn't do that, but it is certainly a good idea!
July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAB
Awesome, very different...love it!
September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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