I Gave My Dingy Backsplash an Update in One Afternoon
My backsplash was old and dingy. I wanted to give it a quick update. We will be doing a complete remodel in two years so I wanted it to be fairly simple.
I love the look of subway tile but I did not want to go through ripping out the old backsplash, repairing drywall, and tiling. I decided to try peel and stick tiles instead.
I prepared the backsplash by removing the switch and outlet plates and cleaning the backsplash with soap and water. I wanted a nice clean surface for the tiles to stick to.
I started in the corner. I measured and cut the first piece.
Then I removed the backing and smoothed it into place. Be sure to press firmly to get all the air bubbles out!
I lined up the next tile. They fit together very simply.
I competed the first row pretty quickly!
Then I prepped for the top row. I measured to see how much to trim the tiles.
Then I trimmed the tiles. Be sure that you pay attention to the pattern and line the second row up accordingly.
I completed this row just like the first.
I started the second wall in the same corner. I lined up the tile and made sure I was following the pattern. I repeated the same process as the first wall.
Finally, after the tiles were set, I caulked the seem between the backsplash and counter.
I ran a bead and smoothed with my finger. I also did the gap around my window and cabinet brackets for a finished look.
I love the way it turned out! It was a whole new look in one afternoon's time!
It completely updated the look of our kitchen!