Happy Friday, friends! As promised, I am sharing with you the easy steps that it took to hang my DIY faux kitchen backsplash! Last week, I shared my new year kitchen refresh and this faux backsplash got a lot of attention from you guys. Since most of you seemed to love the idea, I thought I should go into more details on how I hung it and answer some questions you might have. I’m telling you guys, this simple hack changed the look of my kitchen in the best way, and just wait until you see how easy and inexpensive this project was!!
Here is what my backsplash looked like before the makeover. The stone was really pretty, but it was time for a change. My goal was to add the backsplash without ruining the existing stone. Thank goodness it worked, and I can’t wait to show you how much this space has changed.
Faux Kitchen Backsplash After
TAAADAAA! It really is magic…well, kinda. It’s amazing how much this space changed in a matter of a couple hours. I still can’t get over the end result.
What Do You Need To Get Started?
What Patterns Do They Have?
I used the pattern called Comet. I was looking for a smaller print since it would be on a backsplash versus a floor. I knew I wanted black and white, so I instantly fell in love with this print. Of course, not everyone will be able to use Comet, so here are some other patterns that I love!
How Do You Install The Tiles To Your Backsplash?
Like I mentioned in the materials section, I used Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape. This worked great to keep the tiles in place, and bonus, it doesn’t ruin your existing backsplash. This was just one idea to keep it up. You can use any type of adhesive to help your tiles stick. After you get your tiles out of the box, peel the paper off the back to expose the sticky film. Then, I attached a small strip of mounting tape to the top and bottom and pressed down. The last part is to measure the top section of your backsplash and cut your top tile to fit to the top of your cabinet. I used sharp scissors to cut the tile and a utility knife to cut around outlets. The key is to be careful to match the pattern as much as you can.
NOTE: The pattern is not perfect, but it’s close. Once it was complete, I couldn’t tell any discrepancies in the pattern.
How Much Did This Project Cost?
This project only cost me around $60 total!! Yes, I said $60!! I got my boxes at Hobby Lobby, but I linked the Walmart ones which are a little cheaper. 10 tiles come in a box, and I used a total of 4 boxes to complete this project.
How Long Did It Take To Complete?
I worked on this project off and on for a day, but if I had worked solid, it would have probably taken a 2-3 hours. The most time consuming part was cutting around the outlets and windows. Other than that, it was simple. A couple hours for a brand new look is totally worth it!
Here are a few last reasons why I think Floor Pops are a great option for your backsplash:
- They are easy to clean
- Super durable because they are made for the floor
- Removable in case you get tired of the look
- Variety of looks for every kitchen style
So happy you love it!! Thank you so much!
I’ve been looking for ages for an inexpensive option to cover my existing tile. May I ask you what you did on the ends so it didn’t look like you’d stuck something on top of your tile that was already there so it had a clean, finished look?
Hi Donna! So excited you liked this idea! I am still loving mine! I over lapped the FloorPop on the end and was intending to put a small piece of trim on the ends but after I did it, it looked fine. I guess it’s up to you. If you do want a more polished look, I would probably add a small piece of trim on the end. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much for sharing this!!! It looks great!!!
I was able to redo my fireplace surround with these tiles in one afternoon while my babies were napping🎉🥰😍🙌🏻 Little effort, big impact!
Hey Kendall! Thank you so much! So happy you loved the idea!! Love hearing it helped inspire a project in your own home! Thanks for sharing it with me!
Is this safe near or behind stoves?
I’m not sure about that. I would think so but since my stove is in my island, I don’t have experience with that. So sorry I am not more help.
Hello, why did you use the Scotch adhesive? So the tiles would be removeable? I’m assuming that if you use the peel and stick tiles the tiles are then not removeable? Gorgeous job by the way – thank you
Hi Jeannette! Thank you so much! So happy you like it! Yes, I used the Scotch adhesive so I could easily remove it if I ever got tired of the look. I have a stone backsplash under it and also didn’t want to ruin it with a more permanent glue. If there was only drywall underneath, I probably would have used a glue to hold it up.