Say that project title 3 times fast!
So hey guys. I'm here today to share the first of many tutorials from my $100 Kitchen Revival, a 15 minute handy-dandy project. It's simple and helpful and you're gonna be like, "Why didn't I think of that?!" But that's OK, because I didn't think of it either. I think I saw it on Pinterest somewhere. Anyway, let's get to it, shall we?
Remember these tiles I got on my recent thrifting road trip?
After I painted and updated my kitchen, I was finally able to hang them up. Problem with that simple task, was they had no hooks attached to them. Nailing sawtooth picture hangers was out of the question because of their ceramic nature (as in, they are ceramic). If you remember, the backs of the tiles were not in the greatest shape; one of them had old, brittle cork leftover and the other had nothing. All of this may sway some Scaredy Pants DIYer, but NOT ME! I kept calm and got creative.
Enter pop can tabs, and well... all of this stuff:
This project is super duper easy. Since I wanted to protect the walls from scratchy ceramic tile, I first measured and applied some self-adhesive foam sheets to the back of each tile. If you're using these pop can tabs for something less wall-damaging, you can even skip this step! Which makes the project EVEN EASIER.
Well, back up. Before I applied the new foam backing, I had to take off the old, brittle cork from one of the tiles. It was gross. Check out this destruction:
That's hardcore. After applying the foam (I used hot glue behind it just for some extra reinforcement, but I don't think it was totally necessary), guess what I did? I hot glued some pop can tabs to the back. Voila. That is it. Look how pretty they look!
Have you completed any innovative-yet-obvious or recycled projects lately?