This project got me really excited. there were 3 things great about it.
1. The cost way really low
2. Took little effort on my part
3. Looks amazing. So, remember our old kitchen?
Ugly yellow/green counter tops and stained tan paint, not cute. The good thing was, the cabinets were actually in pretty good shape, they just needed new knobs. So we got those (home depot has become our second home) and had new counter tops installed
And thankfully we just had a corner on the right of the sink and the wall behind the range to cover with backsplash
Next was the tile. That’s a sheet of it up there. So the story behind the tile, A garage sale! yep, found a box of .5″ black REAL granite tiles butted next to each other tightly on a 12″ sheet, so no grout! there were 14 altogether which meant there wasn’t enough for the entire space. Which put our project on hold…unitl we found some thing at IKEA! where else?
Meet Framtid. This stainless steel backsplash panel was the exact size we needed for the space between the stove and the hood, how perfect is that! and only $59 bucks
Now tile isn’t a hard project, but it is messy so I have no pictures of our process, but we banged it out in a few hours one evening, really not bad. and I love the finished look!
I was a little worried about it being too dark, but i think the openness of the kitchen combined with the lighter floors work out well.
We edged out the sides with thin stainless steel tile edge, After the tile mastic dried we went around the top and bottom with black caulk. And we’re done! so thankful with how easy it was and how great it turned out. So when we were first looking for tiles, it seemed to average around $20/SF. Steep for our budget. How much did I get them for? $4…for the box. that’s about 37 cents/SF. Not bad, not bad at all.