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« on: January 01, 2009 08:13:42 AM »

So, it took us about 3 years, but this summer my fiance and I were able to move into the apartment we've been rennovating.  It's the 2nd floor of a brick building built around 1867.  This is one of the projects I finished this summer that I am most proud of.  I wanted a backsplash, but I didn't have the time, the money or the motivation to do it in tile.  I stumbled upon this idea somewhere deep in the internet and I thought I'd give it a try.  I found the perfect vinyl tile in a small pattern in neutral colors at Lowes and bought a box.  Here is how it turned out:

We moved in in August, so I've been using it for a few months.  It's holding up quite well and just as I had hoped it's easy to wipe clean.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.  People compliment it all the time.  It looks so much more expensive than it really is.  The whole thing cost me less than $50.

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009 10:09:26 AM »

It looks fantastic! Nice job!


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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009 02:48:31 PM »

It looks terrific!  I bought some not too long ago with the same intention; just haven't got to doing it yet (we live in the place, it's HARD to work on the kitchen!).  I hope mine comes out half as pretty as yours did.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 07:50:58 PM »

Thanks so much for the positive feedback.  I really lucked out when I found that tile.  It was just perfect for the kitchen.  I haven't seen anything I've even remotely liked since then. 

Grendelsmom- It is really very easy to do.  I had it finished in a day and a half and it's a rather long counter with a lot of outlets to cut around and I even took it inside the window sill over my sink.  Just make sure you have a good utility knife and plenty of blades.  It's so much easier to cut with a fresh blade.  I did have to use liquid nail to get it to stick.

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009 10:35:21 PM »

I like this a lot, it looks great!  I have been thinking about doing my back splash for a while now, I just can never get the ambition to order the stuff and just do it!

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