15 Minute Kitchen Backsplash Makeover

We live in a rental home, which is great when the water heater goes out or something expensive breaks. But it does cramp my ability to decorate. Some day soon we’ll buy a home, but for now, I am coming up with creative ways to update our rental without spending a lot or making permanent changes.
Today’s project was so cheap and easy, with such a big impact, that I wish I had thought of it long ago!
Problem: We have hunter green laminate countertops and a big section of green backsplash behind our stove. I loath it. It’s old, chipped, and a totally outdated color. Here it is:

Solution: I bought a roll of non-permanent contact paper from Dollar Tree (available HERE).

I trimmed it to the right size, then stuck it up, right over the green backsplash. Then I used an old spatula to smooth out any bubbles and trimmed the sides with a razor blade.

Check out the major impact this $1, fifteen minute change made:

Yay! A little less hunter green in my kitchen makes me a very happy woman! And when it comes time to move, it will peel right off. Three cheers for contact paper!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Love the idea. Just wondering if it will easily peel off after time. It seems like the heat from the stove may make the backing quite gummy and a mess to clean up. Here's to hoping I am wrong! 🙂

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