I can’t be the only one out there with an under the kitchen sink area that looks this nasty. Especially in an older home, it is very common to have water damage under here. Now that I’ve lived in this home for going on six years, I can no longer blame it on the previous owners… it’s on me, I haven’t taken care of it yet. Anyway, a while back I saw that people are just using the peel and stick vinyl tiles to cover this area and I’ve wanted to do it ever since. Unlike painting it, once you install the tiles you can immediately load the cupboard back up, no waiting for two days for paint to cure properly. Plus, it provides full coverage and there is no risk of the stain seeping through and having to repaint it.
I totally forgot to take my before picture before I started, but you can still see how nasty the stains/water damage looks.
This took all of maybe 20 minutes once I had gathered supplies and got going (even with my kids coming in to pester me a few times).
My Quilters Ruler & Cutting Mat
9 Vinyl Tiles (It would have been 8, but I had a special moment and cut one wrong;)
These are the tiles that I used, 72¢/piece you can’t beat that.
(Don’t mind the diaper pattern on the cutting mat)
Grand total was under $7
and I think that it looks a million times better than it did previously. One more to-do is now checked off the list, Yay!
I’m not going to do a tutorial as it was ridiculously easy to do, but I will provide you a link to a tutorial on how to install vinyl tiles, here.
*Tip: Make sure to start at the front of the cupboard and work your way back, you’ll get much cleaner lines where people will actually see it when the cupboard gets opened.*
Please note: There is a special type of grout that can be used for this type of flooring, but I recently read a blog post of a woman that laid some in her laundry room and it had flooded a couple of times, and she had not grouted it, and did not have any issues, so I’m not too worried about grouting it for such a small project.