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Easy DIY to Transform the Look Of Your Kitchen

I have received product from Smart Tiles in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

Ever since I bought my home in Iowa, I have always wanted a backsplash in the kitchen.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kitchen and it is the main reason I purchased this house, I just kinda felt like it was missing something.

I have had several quotes from professionals to find out exactly how much a backsplash was going to set me back and it was always way out of my price range so I kind of gave up on the idea, kinda.

I still always wished I had one and would check out tile while at the hardware store but the problem was no matter how great of a deal I got on the tile, the installation cost was too high for my budget.

Apparently putting up a tile backsplash requires a bunch of tools I have never even heard of and would have no other use for other than installing tile, so it wasn’t worth buying these tools to attempt installation ourselves.

Just when it seemed hopeless and like I would never get my backsplash, I cam across Smart Tiles.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

I was thrilled at the idea of peel and stick wall tiles, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to install, even I could manage this easy DIY project.

So I eagerly picked out my favorite tiles, I chose Bellagio Sabbia.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

I tried to match up the cabinets with the browns in the pattern as well as the grays to match with my stainless steel appliances. I looked through all of the patterns and colors several times before choosing the one I wanted.

I was still kind of nervous because I had seen 2 other patterns I liked as well but once the tile arrived, I knew I had made the right choice!

The first step is to clean off your walls with a good degreaser to ensure the tiles will stick properly to the surface. Then you remove your switch plate covers and of course remove everything from your counters to have a clear work space.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

After watching a couple of quick videos on The Smart Tiles website we started installing our backsplash. All we needed for this job was a box cutter, pencil, and tape measure, and we used an angle square as well.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

After adding the first tile which my husband referred to as a full boat throughout the entire job, we would line up the next tile, peel off part of the back, line it up, stick it to the wall, and then remove the rest of the backing while securing the tile in place.

When you get to an outlet or a window, just use a pencil to mark the spot you need to cut and use a box cutter to score the lines.

It really is as easy as it sounds and I am amazed at how beautiful it turned out. I feel like I have a brand-new kitchen!

My favorite part of this project is how the wall behind my stove has been transformed, I think the stainless steel against this backsplash really makes the colors pop.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

That photo shows what the area looked like before the easy DIY backsplash installation. I don’t even recognize that kitchen anymore.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

The sink area has also been transformed and the backsplash is making the stainless steel fixtures pop!

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

This is one of my favorite Easy DIY projects I have ever done, the before and afters are quite impressive if I do say so myself.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

I also love the way the white trim pops! It feels like the backsplash really tied the whole kitchen together.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

So now that I have my kitchen exactly as I have always wanted it to be, I will be cooking and baking up a storm!

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

So expect to see a bunch of new recipes coming your way from this beautiful kitchen.

Easy DIY to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen

Head over to The Smart Tiles Website and make your kitchen dream come true with an Easy DIY project that can transform your home in a few hours.

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Wildish Jess

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Backsplashes are one of my favorite diy kitchen updates that anyone can do. They are usually the first thing to catch my eye in a kitchen too!

Heather Pfingsten

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

You didn't go into detail about how it worked around your outlets. Do you have any pointers or information that you could provide? We would like to do this in a home that we are building BUT if it is too much a pain in the butt, we may pass. Overall, around how much did the project cost?


Friday 4th of November 2016

Hi Heather, thanks for stopping by! I should have written a little bit about the outlets and how easy it was to cut the tiles to fit and I will update the post with that information. Thanks for pointing that out! It was really simple and only required a box cutter and a pencil to mark the lines. There are some videos on the Smart Tiles website that show this process and maybe that will help you decide if this is right for you. Every project will vary in cost due to the amount needed for the job, I have a large kitchen and needed 40 tiles so this project cost about $350. Way cheaper than what I was quoted by contractors to install a backsplash. I am pleased with the results and am so glad we went this route.


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Omg your kitchen is looking pretty fabulous!!! I'm obsessed with how awesome your back splash looks!!! Came out so nice

Amber Killmon

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Wow, what a difference! Your kitchen looks so awesome!! I wish I could see it in person :(


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

WOW! You really made an awesome transformation to your kitchen. I cant believe how great those tiles look compared to the before picture. The tiles look very easy to use as well. I thought tiles needed to be placed one by one. What a great product!