IKEA HACK #2, DOMSJO Sink Backsplash
IKEA sells a beautiful farm sink
for about $300, the DOMSJO. However, it's as deep as a standard counter,
so typical backsplash options, where the backsplash mates with the
countertop, won't work. Instead, we needed a backsplash which mated to
the top of the sink. We went so far as to purchase tile, and laid out a
pattern, however, a solid piece of Carrera Marble won out in the end. I
used some sort construction adhesive to hold the marble against the wall,
and then put nice bead of white silicone caulk between the backsplash and
sink. We got lucky in one regard, since the thickness of the marble
exactly matched the thickness of the solid oak backsplash at the oak
butcher block counters.
|Here's the beautiful DOMSJO farm style sink,
on top of solid oak butcher block counters, with a Carrera marble
|And here's a closer view of the oak
backsplash meeting the marble backsplash. Luckily, they are the same
depth so the transition is smooth.
|And here is the original backsplash, one
long piece of solid oak notched at the sink. As the timestamp shows,
we lived with this "less than optimal" solution for over 2 years.
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