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Sleek Stainless Kitchen Backsplash

When we built our little home years ago, we were undecided on what to do with our kitchen backsplash.  So, we put that project on the back burner and settled in with a coat of paint ... until now. 




This was our boring but clean slate:




To narrow down our backsplash material choices, we knew we wanted a clean, sleek look without grout lines.  That's when we found these sheets of stainless tiles at Lowes:



They come in 12" square mosaic sheets and are self-adhesive.  

To prep our wall, we lightly hand sanded and wiped to remove dust.  



We chose to leave the 4" vertical countertop backsplash along our wall, but could have removed it to have the backsplash meet the horizontal countertop.  This was just our personal preference to leave it in place.


We also decided to replace our fluorescent undercabinet lighting with LED lighting.  Best decision ever!  The LED lighting is so much brighter and whiter.   

These were the light fixtures we chose at Home Depot:


http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Enbrighten-24-in-LED-Direct-Wire-Under-Cabinet-Light-34289/300049749


To install the steel mosaic sheets, we started in the corner and began applying full sheets of tiles along the bottom row.  This was the fastest and easiest row to install - no cuts!







To make custom cuts around our window frame and outlet openings, we used small tin snips.

We're really pleased with how easy these steel tiles were to work with and we're enjoying the sleek and clean look of them.  They're also super easy to maintain.  If you're looking for a groutless backsplash material, please check them out.






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  1. I love this look! We have been gathering ideas for our kitchen and bathrooms which we hope to make over soon. This type of metal tiling would look great in either. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Would love to hear how you like it if you try it!

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  2. This looks fabulous! You have a gorgeous kitchen:) Never heard of this type of backsplash, very cool. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  3. Love it.. looks so pretty.. We just painted ours too.. I have been looking at this type , that you just cut and stick.. Was wondering if the held up well?
    After seeing yours installed, I am ready to buy some. smile.
    thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Judy! We really truly are pleased with it. It's easy to clean with a nonabraisive cleanser. I use Mrs Meyers Countertop Cleaner. We've had no problems at all with it ... tightly adheres to the wall and none have loosened. Can't wait to hear how you like it if you install it. :)

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