Create an Electric Fireplace Makeover
Michele from Our Uncluttered House is back with this stunning DIY. Using our peel and stick tile backsplashes, she gave her electric fireplace a makeover to create a fantastic piece of modern furniture.
We became huge fan of RoomMates last year after using their peel and stick wallpaper in two rooms of our home. So naturally, when I discovered their backsplash tiles at roommatesdecor.com, I knew I wanted to give them a try. I always love to think outside the box, so I wanted to use these stick tile in a new and unique way.
Give Your Electric Fireplace a Makeover
I decided that they could be the perfect solution to give our electric fireplace a makeover. The only hurdles were:
- The fireplace is concrete so the surface isn’t perfectly smooth
- It’s a fireplace, so that means heat
After some research, I quickly discovered that the tiles would be okay around this particular fireplace because there are no open flames. It is an electric fireplace and doesn’t get as hot as a gas or wood-burning fireplace.
I used an added adhesive since the surface is slightly textured. We chose to use Gorilla Glue since it's heat and temperature resistant. I highly recommend this step if you are looking to use these tiles in a similar manner as us.
To prepare the fireplace for installing the peel and stick tiles, I lightly sanded with 120 grit sandpaper and wiped it down with TSP to ensure it was clean and dust free.
All of the measurements and cutting of the tiles were done before we started applying the glue. We made sure they all fit together as they should and the "grout lines” all lined up. These stick tiles could be cut with scissors, but we used a metal ruler and a utility knife to cut them, ensuring a straighter cut.
How We Installed Stick Tile to Give Our Electric Fireplace a Makeover
Once the pieces were all cut, the process of adhering the tiles was simple, even with the added adhesive. You have about 5 minutes to move them around if you need to. As I mentioned before, we used Gorilla Glue as our added adhesive because it's temperature resistance. We also decided to use it because it is very thick, similar to Spackle or Dap. I applied it with a plastic scraper directly to the fireplace, and it filled in the small areas that weren’t perfectly smooth.
The pattern and style choices available on the RoomMates website make it very hard to choose! Ultimately we ended up picking the White Marble Hexagon Tile Peel and Stick Backsplashes. The grout lines were the perfect shade to tone with our concrete fireplace.
These peel and stick backsplash tiles all come in a package of four 10 inch by 10 inch sheets. We used two packages for this project and have some scraps leftover. I am hanging onto them because they would be great for a rainy day DIY project like a serving tray or picture frame.
Two thumbs up for these Peel and Stick Backsplash Tiles. If you have been thinking about installing a new backsplash, these are exactly what you are looking for! They are great for beginner DIY-ers. They not only make for an easy and affordable DIY, they are user friendly.
If we can do it, so can you!
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