Temporary Removable Backsplash

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We rent our home, so I'm always looking for temporary ways to add character and decorate without causing permanent damage. Our kitchen is beautiful, but a bit bland. When I stumbled across this peel-and-stick temporary wallpaper that looks like white subway tile, I almost fell over.
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Seriously, you just peel and stick this stuff to your walls.
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Yes, it is a bit of an art and the technique takes a little bit of effort to get down. I recommend peeling the paper off carefully (don't let it bend or wrinkle). Smooth from one top corner across, then smooth down. They make special tools that you can use to smooth out the paper and eliminate air bubbles - but I just used a credit card!
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Despite the learning curve and a few mistakes, the end result it TOTALLY worth it!
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The wallpaper has a bit of sheen to it, so it can be wiped down if need be. Plus, when it's time to move, we can just peel off the wallpaper with ease!
You can buy (affiliate link) this exact wallpaper online from Target. Yes, Target does it again!!!
Hop on over to my blog for a full tutorial and tips for working with temporary peel-and stick wallpaper.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 18 questions
  • Debbie
    on May 20, 2018

    Does the wallpaper have a texture to it or is it flat ?

    • Tara
      on Feb 9, 2019

      The ones I have used are flat. I haven’t seen any with a texture to it, but that would be nice!

  • Wease De Haven Rainey
    on Oct 11, 2018

    I bought peel and stick tile from Montgomery Wards and although it looked great....it kept coming loose behind my stove. Did you do this around your stove? Did you have any problems?

  • Linda Sears
    on Feb 1, 2019

    Will this work over tile with grout ?

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  • Rebecca Surette
    on Jan 31, 2019

    Being a renter, I REALLY appreciate projects like this! I thank you, and my kitchen thanks you!

  • Tara
    on Feb 9, 2019

    I used it in a spare bathroom years ago! I hated the all white walls in the entire house of the one I rented. Adding a little color can change the feel of the entire room!

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