Hello! Today is a day we are sharing our DIY subway tile wallpaper backsplash that we installed in our beach condo! When we bought this place last year it had recently been renovated. Luckily we liked most of the finishes but the kitchen backsplash felt a bit dark and busy. We have talked about replacing the countertop and backsplash but after going through a messy construction process last summer with new tile on the balcony and new hurricane doors and windows (just in time for Hurricane Irma) my husband was not up for another remodeling project just yet. I saw a peel and stick removable wallpaper at Target in the white subway tile design and thought it might be a good, quick, temporary fix. Since my hubby is not a handy man and refuses to do any DIY projects I enlisted the help of our handyman friend Lance.
Since our backsplash is a polished granite slab with no grout lines I knew the wallpaper would work. All we did to prep the surface was clean it with windex. Here we have the first piece up.
The tricky part was making sure the seams lined up so that the tile runs straight. This truly is peel and stick so we just followed the instructions on the package. We have around 50 square feet of backsplash and we used 2 1/2 rolls to cover it. There were several air bubbles so we just popped them with a pin and smoothed them out.
I’m so happy with how it turned out! It’s clean and bright, giving me the fresh casual look I was going for! Perfect for the beach house!
The wallpaper is made of vinyl so it is wipeable and durable. So far it has held up great!
Everybody who comes in here thinks it is real subway tile. It has brightened up the kitchen so much and for under $100 we got a fresh, clean, updated look. The best part is if we change our minds we can just peel it off!
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Kim & Lacey
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