Here’s the before…. this kitchen had tile countertops. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but compared to the rest of the house, it was a bit out of place.
After: We had granite installed, and I tiled the backsplash.
(Ignore the already kid-ified fridge.)
This backsplash tile has a bit of a story… it is the “Instant Mosaic” tile from Lowe’s. When I saw it in the store, I thought, ‘Peel and stick tile?! Isn’t that a little ghetto? There’s no way that could work. Who would buy something like that?!?’ But I kept coming back to it. The promise of easy was too alluring to resist. And here we are. It really was ridiculously easy to work with. It cuts well with a tile saw, and it looks great installed. Make sure you’re starting off with a very flat wall, though. I had some spots that I had patched after demoing the previous tile, and that was a bit tricky to work around.
Anyway… I was pleased.
And I’m glad to be done!