This kitchen is getting some major upgrades! First, we painted our kitchen cabinets (the EASY way), then, I did the DIY glitter backsplash, and now I am ready to do something new. I really like the Glitter Backsplash, but I knew it was only temporary because Scott didn’t like it. With that being said, do NOT do a glitter backsplash if it is temporary, especially if you plan on doing a peel and stick backsplash. Just don’t because it’s really hard to remove it. To my surprise these peel N’ stick tiles actually stuck to the wall. I’ve had them on for about three weeks now and there have been no signs of peeling or lifting.
They have really made a BIG impact on a small budget. They are textured and really do look like real tiles. We have already received several compliments on them from family and friends. I am going to get these and change out my outlets to update it even more.
I had to sand off the existing glitter backsplash because it’s important to have a nice, soft, smooth surface to adhere these sheets to. Make sure to wipe down your walls just to get rid of any grease, dirt, dust, food particles, etc.. that may be stuck to your wall. Allow it to dry.
Each sheet has 1 side of “Overlap Here” tabs. Cut the opposite end straight off so that you have a flat edge to go straight against the corner of my wall.
It was really actually a lot easier than I thought it would be (and much easier than using real tiles). I didn’t need any fancy tools or putty. Just a pair of scissors and the Peel N’ Stick Backsplash tiles. The adhesive on the back of these are REALLY strong so no extra glue or putty is needed.
However, if your walls tend to get really cold (like if you want to put this into an RV camper) I would suggest using Liquid Nails or E6000 glue because the dropping temperature could cause them to lift and/or peel.
To go around the outlets, remove the outlet covers and simply cut around it using standard scissors. Screw your outlet cover back on and voila!
Because my backsplash area (from the top of the counter to the bottom of the cabinet) is larger than 10″, I had to cut 1 tile into 2 pieces for the remaining area to be completely filled in. It was easy to do because I could simply count how many tiles (rows) I needed to fill in that area.
They are SUPER sticky, so if you remove them you will need to throw them away because they won’t be any good. After you have them adhered where you want them, simply press down and smooth it out with your hands.
It took me less than three hours to do this entire backsplash all by myself. The only tool needed was regular crafting scissors.
It looks like a brand new kitchen! To see how to paint your kitchen cabinets (the easy way) click here.
I’ve also seen a lot of people use these in their travel RV’s because they are lightweight.
To read about the update and FAQ, click here.
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