Replacing our old large microwave with a new space-saver microwave required us to piece together our backsplash as additional wall was exposed.
Extending the Arabesque Backsplash With Adhesive Mat
Here's the wall behind the stove and around the large microwave after we added the new backsplash (see my earlier post about doing this job using an adhesive mat).
Notice how little of the backsplash is showing between the bottom of the microwave and the stove. When this old microwave quit working this year, we replaced it with a new low-profile microwave (meaning "much shorter").
You can see how much shorter it is, thus exposing about 7.5" of drywall.
Using a Dremel Max, my husband cut the grout around the tiles on the edge to cut out the partial-tiles (those that he had originally cut to fit the space.
Using materials left over from the original backsplash project in 2015 (Mussel Bound Adhesive Mat, tiles and grout) we filled in the space, cutting new tiles as needed and grouted. Now it looks so much better with that huge microwave gone and it doesn't appear to be a patch job -- looks as if we did it all at the same time.
see original backsplash installation project at URL below.
- Mussel Bound Adhesive Mat (Lowe's)
- Casablanca Orion porcelain tile (Overstock.com)
- Design FX® grout in silver (Lowe's)
Published August 2nd, 2018 10:57 AM