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Super Simple DIY Tile Backsplash

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I have been wanting to add a backsplash above the stove for a while. The kitchen floor was recently redone (due to flooding) and I was going to have the same contractor add a backsplash above the stove for $200.00. This price was for labor only. I would need to provide the grout, thin set, and tile. Well, the contractor got very busy and two weeks went by. One night (Thursday), I finally decided to do the
DIY - Stove backsplash.
DIY - Stove backsplash.
These are the supplies I used. The metal trim edge that I used on the sides of the backsplash is optional. Because I only added a backsplash above the stove, I felt the metal trim edge tied everything off nicely.
This are the supplies I used.
This are the supplies I used.
Here is a before photo and some close ups of the stove backsplash.
Before - Stove backsplash.
Before - Stove backsplash.
Close up of the stove backsplash.
Close up of the stove backsplash.
Close up of tile and metal trim edge.
Close up of tile and metal trim edge.
I want to add that the price can vary. It obviously depends on the price of the tile you wish to use and square footage. However, there is minimal mess with the above supplies used and it is easy to do.
If you would like more detail on how I did my stove backsplash, I provide a tutorial on the link below. Maybe this will help you, if you wish to create your own tile backsplash. :)
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2 questions
  • Esther Nesamalar
    on Sep 9, 2016

    Hi my name is Esther. I would like to change the present tiled backsplash which is about 5ft sq. It is not my choice of color. Could you please advice how to remove the tile the best way

    • Moma Margie
      on Aug 11, 2018

      you could just paint it if the current tile is a satisfactory shape. There is a special primer for ceramic tile. Then pick your own colour. You could even add designs or colour or decals. That is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way. The primer dries quickly. You could do the whole thing in one morning.

  • Car12127859
    on Sep 18, 2017

    Where did you get the metal trim?

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  • Valerie
    on Jul 2, 2016

    You did a fantastic job - it looks great!

  • Diana Deiley
    on Sep 7, 2016

    Beautiful job. I appreciate the 'finished' look with the edging. Thanks for sharing.

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