First step for me was removing the granite backsplash throughout the kitchen. There is no hard fast rule that says you need to do this, but I personally think it looks better. It was also the easiest step so no harm no foul right! Using a hammer and mini crowbar I managed to remove the granite with no real damage to the wall. Even if you make a few holes along the way its no big deal because its going to get covered right up anyway!
Next, I removed all the electrical plates and put them aside. Because the veneers are about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick I had to add extenders to the outlets. You can buy them Here. Just follow the instructions on the back of packaging. Anytime I do anything with electrical wires I get a bit nervous, but this was pretty simple. Make sure to switch the breaker off for all the outlets! I did get a good shock on the first one because I forgot…ouch!
|obviously my sons goggles aren’t necessary! Just having a bit of fun haha!|
I would definitely do this project again. It was easy and required very little math (which is really good for me haha)! Good luck on your Do it yourself brick veneer backsplash! If you follow my tutorial please feel free to ask questions, or let me know if I missed any constructive pointers! I’d also love to see your pics as well! And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to get more Do it yourself projects emailed right to your in box!