If you follow me on instagram you might have seen the picture I posted a couple of weeks back of a fancy kitchen backsplash. It’s for our kitchen! Yup, yet another impulsive purchase by me while perusing the aisles of Lowes. My husband puts up with a lot.
This backsplash is special though. It’s peel and stick, the ultimate DIY backsplash! This video that was playing in the store hooked me:
It was love at first sight! I think I bought it on a Saturday while my husband was away for the weekend snowboarding. I got to work on it straight it away.
This stuff is real too. Many peel and stick products are a vinyl or plastic product. This is real glass tile with real stone and metal. The “grout” is the only plastic part. It’s quite beautiful!
It was TOO easy to install. Remove the backing, stick the tile to the wall.
Then I hit a snafu. I needed to be able to cut the tile to fit around the outlets as well as the window. As usual, I had not thought my plan through. Impulsivity has it downsides apparently. So, what did I do? Purchase this wet saw of course!
I couldn’t believe that I found one for $57. Crazy cheap AND it works very well! I’m absolutely terrified of it (similarly to the nail gun lol) so the following weekend Brian
gave in to my constant nagging agreed to cut the tile for me. The straight cuts were, well, straight-forward. Trying to figure out how to make cuts around the window and outlets has taken a little more time. Hey, we’ve never done this before!
We probably started this process about a month ago and It’s still not finished. Brian is a CPA so he’s working INSANE hours right now. I haven’t seen him since Monday’s Mouse Gate incident. Once his work schedule quiets down, we’ll finish it.
If you’ve got experience with regular mosaic tile, then I would honestly probably stick with that instead of trying this product. Technically, this option will work out cheaper. The tile itself is about the same price as any nice mosaic tile ($12 a sheet) but you don’t have the added cost of tile adhesive and grout. However, I think that the cutting process is made more difficult because of the rigid plastic that the tiles are attached to. If you have a straight surface that requires no cuts, this is a project that would give you an awesome backsplash in under an hour. Otherwise, expect to put some work into making the cuts!
Of course, I’ll post more pictures once we’re finished! If you’re interested in seeing how our kitchen got to this point in time, be sure to check out how we painted out kitchen cabinets and then nixed those and completely renovated our kitchen. Don’t forget to check out our barstools and new lights too!
Has anyone else used this product or another similar product? Now that we have the wet-saw, I’m also contemplating re-tiling the master bathroom. More on that tomorrow!
UPDATE: See the finished backsplash here!