Do you know those too good to be true emails that you know must be spam? Well, this project on how to install peel and stick tiles started with one of those suspicious emails from this company. Because it is not everyday I receive an offer for 30 square feet of peel and stick tiles. But, I did and it was legit. And, all I had to do was learn how to install peel & stick tile.
That sounds like a scam to me. But, instead I replied with an “Um, Yes.” And, I cleared a Saturday afternoon because momma got a free offer for peel and stick tile.
The easiest part was I already had the “where.” Last year we took down the dated, stock cabinets in our basement bar and replaced the cabinets with these shelves. The only problem was the MDF board that we added to create a chalkboard, did not give us the look we wanted. When my plan to add MDF board, left the space lacking a cool vibe, I knew the peel and stick tile would dress up the bar and give the wall behind the shelves a multi dimensional backdrop.
When the box arrived the only thing I was worried about was if there were enough peel & stick tile panels to cover the approximate 6×5 foot wall behind the bar. A quick non-math more visual calculation gave me hope and the enthusiasm to start the peel ad stick install.
Supply List for Peel & Stick Tile
- permanent marker
- Aspect Peel & Stick stone in Charcoal Slate
I started at the bottom of the wall (just above the counter) and in the corner behind the kichen sink. I decided if I screwed up the corner it would be less noticeable hiding behind a roll of paper towels. (the height of the counter) and in the corner behind the kitchen sink.
The project moved right along until I got to the outlets and the shelf hardware. I freaked a bit thinking this was where my project would go off the rails.
Remain calm when faced with outlets.
I removed the shelves’ brackets and outlet covers and used the stone tile scraps to fill in around the outlets and hardware. It went much smoother than I anticipated. I had a little bit of wiggle room with the straight line cuts because the hardware flange and outlet covers covered the cut edges of the stone tile. I used a level with each panel.
Translation: I did not screw it up.
I used a level with each panel and the black plywood made any tiny gaps blend into the wall. The Charcoal Slate tiles included shades of grays. It add texture and depth to the bar where the chalkboard did not.
I love, love, love the finished look. I completed this project the weekend before Thanksgiving. It took about two hours to complete. The added bonus was there was no cleanup, grout or glue.
PEEL & STICK DETAILS
The Aspect Peel & Stick tile products are available in stone, metal and glass in a subway and matted styles. Wood styles will be available the first of the year. You can find lots of inspiration at their e-commerce site, DIY Decor Store.
On the fence? You can request a sample here.