DIY Faux Backsplash

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DIY Faux Basksplah home, diy

I'm a renter, and the renter's world sucks in the kitchen area. You can have big bedrooms, updated bathrooms, but the kitchen is almost always bland and lifeless. Mine happens to be bland, lifeless, and straight out of the 60s, and not in the good way. 

So what better way to customize the kitchen than with a faux backsplash?

DIY Faux Basksplah home, diy

You can create a backsplash with peel and stick contact paper. With a wide array of designs and colors, contact paper is a useful tool for renters. I chose a chalkboard finish one because I wanted to remind my boyfriend of the cooking temperatures of meat, because he is incapable of finding out for himself.

For renters who can't paint or make holes, this is the perfect DIY for you!

Firstly, measure the area you want a backsplash on. Make sure the area is clean and free of debris.

Then, cut the contact paper out to the dimensions you need. You may need multiple pieces.

DIY Faux Basksplah home, diy

Staring from a corner, slowly peel the back adhesive and apply it to the wall, making sure to squeeze out air bubbles as you go. Starting at a corner allows more control and more precise application.

And, you're done!

DIY Faux Basksplah home, diy
It was at this moment that Katie wished she had better handwriting.

This is such a simple, no skills required DIY, perfect for dorms, rentals, or just lazy people who don't want to do tile work.

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DIY Faux Basksplah home, diy

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  1. Anonymous3/24/2016

    such a good idea xx

  2. Wow I would have never tho bout doing that.. I like it !:)

  3. Wow I would have never tho bout doing that.. I like it !:)


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