Easy DIY Removable Tile Backsplash (with Real Tile!!)
I came up with this idea for a removable tile backsplash for our bathroom because I wasn't sure how long it would be until we would replace our bathroom vanity. Backsplash and Vanity are still going strong after several years, now!
Before: Here is our plain bathroom sink. If you hang around me very long, you will find out that I don't like leaving things plain for very long. I searched and searched and finally found some gorgeous accent tile for our shower renovation. And there was enough left over for a backsplash!
(I'd love for you to see how I designed my shower!)
The tile came in 12 inch by 12 inch squares, with a clear sheet of sticky plastic across the top holding the tiny squares all together.
I wasn't sure how long it would be before we replaced our vanity (even though it had replaced our other vanity, it was a salvaged piece from the side of the road and wasn't in perfect condition).
So I didn't want a permanent backsplash. That's when I came up with my great idea!!
I went to the hardware store and ordered a piece of plexiglass the size of the backsplash area.
This is the back of the plexiglass, with the tile on the other side. I attached the tile to it using just two things: a product called Simple Mat from Home Depot, and pre-mixed grout. The Simple Mat is sticky on both sides-- one side sticks to the wall (or in my case, the plexiglass). The other side is sticky for the tiles to stick onto.
Then I used the pre-mixed grout to grout the tile like you normally would.
My backsplash was all ready to install! It just couldn't get any easier--- I used Command Strips for hanging pictures! Sometimes I remove my removable backsplash to clean around the vanity. It looks perfect! No one knows it is removable unless I tell them!!!
Not only do I have the look of real tile-- it IS Real Tile!! : )
While I enjoyed having my shower tiled with this beautiful accent tile, I think this removable backsplash might be my favorite!
[Looking for more ways to make your bathroom prettier? I have lots of great ideas right here!]