Kitchen Backsplash DIY Project

Warning – if you don’t want to see my shirtless husband, don’t go any further. While he works, he prefers not to wear a shirt. Who am I to judge…



Brent and I had been going back and forth on what type of backsplash we wanted in our kitchen for a while now. Originally we were going to install a grey subway tile, but thought twice when we looked into the cost and amount of skilled labor needed to complete the job. Neither he nor I have installed tile before and it felt like a very daunting task.

On one of our many trips to Menards we came across a stamped tin look-a-like that we thought would look pretty neat in our farmhouse. Turns out the “tiles” are made out of pvc and came in several different finishes. We purchased three different colored tiles (Matte White, Smoked Pewter, and Crosshatched Silver) and took them home. After setting them up on the counter, staring at them for a week or two, and getting opinions from our friends/family and followers on Instagram we made our decision. We chose the Crosshatched Silver.

After we took back the other colored tiles and purchased the remaining pieces we needed, Brent got to work (I documented).

He grabbed out the…

  • tape measurer
  • large cutting board
  • cutting blades
  • chalk line
  • sharpie marker
  • Liquid Nails tube
  • tube dispenser

Because the tiles aren’t actual tin, it was much easier to work with. There weren’t sharp edges to get cut on while installing it and the tiles hold their shape while still being flexible enough to install in tight spaces.


One thing learned was while we were marking the tiles, the chalk lines wiped off super easy but sharpie marker did not. I felt like this was a no brainer… but Brent thought the marker would wipe off just as easy. NOPE.


After all was said and done, I thing the backsplash took a total of 3 hours to complete. I feel it turned out great and gives off that farmhouse vibe that we were looking for.



What do you guys think? Tell me in the comments below!

Marlowe Meadows




Kitchen Backsplash DIY Project

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