How to Install a Temporary and Apartment-Friendly Backsplash

How to Install an Apartment Friendly Backsplash | Want to upgrade your kitchen without spending money or hiring someone? Check out this DIY backsplash tutorial. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com
The first space I decided to tackle in our new apartment is our kitchen. There is hardly any storage, it’s cold, it’s boring, and lacks the character that the rest of our apartment has. Does your kitchen feel this way too? Adding some character to your kitchen can seem overwhelming and you might think it’s expensive, but today, I’m going to share with you how I installed a temporary apartment friendly backsplash that is totally affordable and easy to install yourself.
This is a sponsored post. ACP graciously provided me with Fasade backsplash panels and I am proud to share their products with you all. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. If you click on any of these links and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. To see more of my disclosure statement, click here.
 
How to Install an Apartment Friendly Backsplash | Want to upgrade your kitchen without spending money or hiring someone? Check out this DIY backsplash tutorial. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

What You Need:

Fasade Backsplash Panels (order according to square footage needed)
Tape Measure
Pencil

How to Install an Apartment Friendly Backsplash | Want to upgrade your kitchen without spending money or hiring someone? Check out this DIY backsplash tutorial. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

What to Do:

1. First things first, measure the height of your space. For example, I measured from the top of my countertop to the bottom of my upper cabinets. Then cut your panel to fit by trimming off excess from the bottom of the panel.
* I found I got a straighter cut when I used tin snips instead of a utility knife. It does take a little longer, but the end result is much better. And don’t worry, these panels cut fairly easily so you won’t wear out your hand.
2. Once you’ve decided that your first panel fits, use it as a pattern for the rest of your panels. This will save you from having to measure each and every panel.
3. Once you’ve cut all of your panels, make sure that both your panel and wall are clean and then apply the velcro “tape” as shown in the second photo. Then carefully apply the panel to the wall.
*In the case you need to remove a panel, remove it slowly. Yanking it off may cause paint to come up.
4. To overlap panels, place the left most side over the half an inch of unpatterned right side of the last panel and match up the pattern.
5. If you run into an outlet like i did, unscrew the switch place and place the panel up against the outlet. Feel around for the outlet and roughly mark its location. Then use a utility knife to cut a rectangle only big enough to show the outlets. Screw the switch plate back on.
Thank you so much to ACP for providing me with these panels!Stay tuned for the full reveal of our kitchen makeover hopefully in a couple of weeks! You can see my full plan here!

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4 Comments

  1. Wendy
    June 27, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    love how it looks!

    • kalynabrams
      June 28, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much Wendy!

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