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Our Kitchen Backsplash Project

You know that excited feeling you get right before you walk into a brand new house? YOUR brand new house. Well last March I was ready to have that feeling. My husband and I decided to buy a new construction house. Picking out flooring, carpet, counter tops & cabinets was a lot of fun.

I loved our house we were in but it was old(er) and was not ours from the start. Knowing we would be the first ever to live in and love this new home, made my heart happy. So as moving day came that holy shit I am excited to walk into this new house feeling hit me.

I was a bit disappointed though, as I stepped into the house for the first time since it was finished. Where was the kitchens backsplash? I watch enough Fixer Upper to know that the backsplash is an important part, it ties the kitchen together. Apparently, I didn't get the memo that backsplash does not come with houses though. I mean, I just assumed. Who would have thought it was considered an upgrade?

I pouted about that for a while. Yeah I know, I'm a brat. But really? We looked into getting it done but grouting and tile seemed like an excessive project for us and a bit pricey. So I went to Pinterest. Surely P would give me advice! Something called Peel & Stick backsplash kept popping up. I was for sure intrigued. I mean the pictures looked freaking awesome. But as I researched more into it, I had my doubts. How could a sticker look like the real deal? Did I really want backsplash that badly that I would be willing to make it look cheap?

Last month I finally decided to go to Lowes and take a look. Thankfully my dad was there and did the talking because I am sure "excuse me sir, where is your sticker aisle" would not have gotten me far with the Lowes salesman.