This DIY project was one of many Quarantine Projects. After DIY’ing my countertops in November, I painted my kitchen Drift of Mist by Sherwin Williams, then added this subway tile backsplash from Amazon.
I always wanted to do a peel and stick backsplash (because I love a good DIY) and decided on this tile after contemplating a few different designs. Initially, I picked a peel and stick option from Lowe’s but a decided the subway tile was the best way to go.
Matte Subway Tile
I decided to go with a matte subway tile instead of the traditional shiny look. The backsplash tiles were very affordable, came in two color options, and easy to cut with a box cutter. To protect my countertops while cutting the tiles to fit, I used cardboard (actually a leftover pizza box), and this cork heat trivet as a cushion. I overordered in the event I needed to replace any tiles down the road. I ordered a total of ten 2 pack tiles and two 10 pack tiles.
Under Cabinet Lighting
For a final touch to highlight my countertops and new backsplash, I purchased these under cabinet lights from Amazon. Super affordable, rechargeable, and came with a remote that has a timer and adjustments for brightness.
After a fresh coat of paint, my countertops, and backsplash – I really have a new kitchen now!
Also pictured – Dot Genie Deluxe Mount for my Echo Dot