One of the perks — or hazards, depending on how you look at it — of writing home stories for TODAY.com is learning about all of these cool DIY projects, then getting the itch to do them to my own house.
I recently wrote an article about Smart Tiles, a peel-and-stick gel tile that has been getting rave reviews from customers, and ended up pitching the idea to my husband after becoming obsessed with the concept.
The tiles are a great alternative to real tile backsplashes which can be beautiful, but also très expensive and hard to DIY. Since we’re living in a rental right now, we didn’t want to spend too much time or money on something that we couldn’t take with us when we move. But after seeing all the customer pictures with Smart Tiles in their kitchens, I wanted, needed, had to have them in my own house.
We chose the “Idaho” tiles for our backsplash makeover. (Tip: always order 10 percent extra of anything like this since mistakes do happen in the application process. We had to throw a couple away.)
The pieces are very thin, but feel substantial thanks to small tiles made out of a special gel which give it a 3-D effect. When we got the box, we assumed they had forgotten to send us the rest of them because it was so light. But they were all in there. Continue Reading…