I’m way overdue in sharing this ‘project’ with you because it’s my MOST asked about piece of decor. It gives me great joy that something you can still buy for $2 (as of May 2017) always steals the show!
While I love a white kitchen, the area above our stove used to feel naked. Here’s an old picture from right after we moved in.
Replacing all the brand new tile wasn’t going to happen, so I had to get creative. When I spotted a plastic placemat at Target a couple years ago, the angels started singing in my head and I had the perfect solution.
Isn’t this better?
Target still sells the placemat! I snapped a photo in the store last week. You might as well buy the yum version too – it’s perfect for fall and winter if you change out your accent colors!
To turn the mat into what everyone thinks is a “sign”, I got REAL fancy…
Yep, that’s a scrap piece of rope from the garage and a bit of packing tape on the back. You’ll also want to add some clear tape in the middle to keep your new sign from bowing out once you hang it.
To hang your new art, a small clear Command hook won’t damage the tile and it’s pretty inconspicuous.
Can you believe how simple and cheap it was to dress up my tile? How’s that for a Fast Fix!?!
For more fast ideas, check out the first 2 editions of Fast Fix Friday.
#1 – Faux Plant Tips
#2 – Quick Garage Organizing Hacks
Personally I preferred the plain tile but it’s a bargain way to make the change! Pale grout has a tendency to get stained with oil/tomato sauce so a good way to stop that.
This is great! Thanks for sharing! I have the “yum” placemats from Target, so I have to do this. Thanks again!
Melissa George says
You’re so welcome!
Melissa this is a great idea! And you could definitely use this method in other spots around the house too! I am going to have to try it ?Thanks so much for the tip!
Hi, can you share where you got your fruit basket?
Melissa George says
Hi Amy, It’s from Target several years ago.