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