So what if you can read a woman’s mind? She’ll just change it anyway!
There are many things, after 23 years of marriage, that The Mister knows about me. One is, when it comes to decorating -I tend to change my mind a bit. I love the creative process of making a home.
Since our budget is WAY TIGHT, installing a backsplash is something I would need to commit to. It’s not a wise use of time, money, or resources to put something up I won’t want for a good long time.
Now, I love me some white subway tiles. I’ve been holding onto a sample of what I want for about 3 years and………..it’s not been in the budget to do since there’s so much that needs to be done-so much to do!!!!. When I saw a peel and stick version, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try it.
SOOOOOO, what did I think?
REVIEWING PEEL AND STICK KITCHEN BACKSPLASH
First, I was not given this to try or paid to share anything on this product. I purchased it and wanted to see if it would do the job until a more permanent situation came into play. But even if I was given the product/paid, it would always be an honest opinion here. Affiliate links were used to show products used.
Second, I wanted to put it up and try it out for several months before writing about it. I get frustrated with reviews someone tried for a day or two. This has been up for a good while – a year and a half.
What I Love-
- The price is right. I found a special and it came to about $25 to do the entire kitchen -which is long.
- Easy to put up. I did it myself although if I was doing it again, I would have another person to help – just to keep it from sticking together.
- It’s been up for a year and a half and has not pulled away, AT ALL -even by the sink.
- The lines are slightly raised giving it a bit of texture.
- EASY TO CHANGE – If I decide I no longer want subway tile – it can go in a flash.
- Easy to clean.
- If you make a mistake, it can peel it up and place it back down again.
What I Don’t Love-
- It doesn’t have that high shine glossy tile look.
- It’s just like contact paper and wall paper, you have to match up the seems which CAN lead to waste if you aren’t careful to use the scraps.
For a budget friendly and less permanent backsplash, I would recommend this product for sure.
If you want to go up one more step, there is a version that is actually peel and stick TILES that I would definitely try. You can find them HERE.
Finally, here’s some additional tips and details:
- Box Cutter
- Screwdriver – to remove any outlet covers
The peel and stick kitchen backsplash took about an hour to complete, and I needed two rolls to finish my kitchen.
Now, I recently found some peel and stick in another texture. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you can see that project when it’s all finished.