If you’re like me, the idea of doing a tile backsplash is overwhelming. I’m going to share with you this easy DIY faux stainless steel backsplash that we did in our kitchen. You can literally finish this project in about an hour. We installed it so it’s temporary too! So it will be really simple to remove if we ever want to change it. It’s also perfect if you’re renting your home and want to add a little flair. You could also glue it up for a more permanent solution if you prefer.
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You only need a few items for this faux stainless steel backsplash project:
- Utility Knife
- Measuring Tape
- Brushed Nickel Panels (This is the design we used. I’ll link to some other designs and colors below the post. These come in 18″ x 24″ panels. So you’ll need to measure and order the amount for your space.) See the end of the post for other color and pattern options.
- Gorilla Tough & Clear Mounting Tape
Now for the fun part!
Place your mounting tape around the edges of the back of the faux stainless steel backsplash panels. I put a square on each corner and then one in between the corners on each side.
Peel the backing off of the tape. Position it on the wall the way you’d like and press around the edges to stick the tape.
The panels come with an edge to overlap one panel over another to create a constant flow of the design. Make sure that is the edge that will attach to the next panel.
When you reach an outlet or window, measure the space and measure it on the panel. Mark where you need to cut with your marker. Use your scissors or utility knife to cut the panels to go around your outlet or window. At the end of your space, just cut the panel to fit.
You’ll need to use the longer outlet cover screws for your outlet covers. The design on the faux stainless steel backsplash is a bit raised. So it will push the cover out too much for the really short screws.
Keep going until you’ve covered your entire space.
It’s that simple! I told you it was easy!
Here are some of the other faux stainless steel backsplash designs: (Click on the picture for details and other colors available)
I’d love to hear if you use any of these faux stainless steel backsplash designs and how you like them! Please share with you friends who are looking for an easy diy backsplash for a temporary or simple solution.
If you need to update your appliances, check out my How To Spray Paint Appliances To Look Like Stainless Steel post for an easy DIY appliance makeover.
For another amazing and easy DIY backsplash, check out what Landee did here!