I’m gonna let you in on a secret. I don’t really have a marble countertop or white subway tile backsplash in my kitchen. Shocking, I know. Today I have a little photo blog tip for you. It’s not rocket science but sometimes it’s nice to see the behind the scenes and really see how easy it can be to fake it. Sometimes faking it is bad (dirty mind comment here) but sometimes you worked really hard on something and you just want to show it off and not have your 1970’s green tile pattern distract from it. You too can have a this beautiful kitchen for a the low price of $27 + applicable taxes.
So here’s the big secret – what you need is some peel and stick tiles from The Home Depot ($5.99 each), faux marble contact paper ($1.00) and 2 pieces of white foam core from the dollar store ($1.00 each).
From here it’s pretty self explanitory but I’ll show you so you can really see how easy it is. The peel and stick tile is seriously insanely sticky so get your sh!t together before you peel and stick it. It doesn’t have to be perfectly lined up with the edge of the foam core but bonus points if it is.
Boom! you have a beautiful white subway tile backsplash.
The contact paper can be a bit trickier because of air bubbles. I recommend using some kind of straight edge and very slowly adhere it to the foam core a bit at a time, constantly smoothing it down to get rid of any air bubbles.
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