Aspect Tile – DIY Art Niche Upgrade

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Want a fantastic true DIY’er project to update your home? This Art Niche upgrade can be completed in under a day, thanks to Aspect tile! 

 

peel-and-stick-tile-art-niche- CollageI am so excited to share with you a fantastic true DIY project that will add value to your home using Aspect tile. Want more excitement? This upgrading project can be done in an afternoon. That’s right, one afternoon, friends!

Aspect Tile provided the product for this project but the labor and opinions are mine and my friend’s.

From this:

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Please forgive the low quality phone photo

 

To this:

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Don’t you just love it? This whole project idea has been in the works for a very long time. A good friend of mine bought an “older” (older for our neighborhood) home. She has spent countless hours trying to bring this jewel up to date on a budget for a few years,  I was fortunate enough to get to go on the “walk-through” with her to see the potential in this abode. The foyer area is very welcoming and this art niche has so many possibilities! Question was… which direction to go?

Enter the right direction! I reached out to Aspect Tile and they were on board for revamping the niche. Thankfully my friend was on board as well! We taped up a few different selections of stone (they have a crazy amount of options in stone, glass, metal-the sky is the limit!).  This peel and stick tile is made with real stone. The kicker? You can cut it with tin snips! Let’s get started, shall we?

Supplies-

 

Step 1:  Prep the Area

 

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Tape off the area to be primed

 

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Paint and allow to dry. Remove painter’s tape.

 

Step 2: Layout a Plan

Decide which direction to run your tile. We chose to run the tile vertical. This art niche is huge and a focal point of the foyer. After deciding on the direction, use a level to create a “mock-up” of where the first tile will go. It is very important to get the first tile level because once you apply this peel and stick tile, it becomes very difficult to reposition.

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Create hash marks to line the first tile up

 

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Nice and level!

 

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Step 3: Begin Installation 

Begin carefully adding the tiles. We chose to run the tiles narrow to wide, this allowed us to run one narrow strip to finish off each row.

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Adding the last piece of stone is super easy, just cut with a mat knife or box cutter.

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Continue adding rows of tile making sure to verify the tiles are level. We did get off slightly and had to adjust a bit. To adjust we cut away a bit of the stone until it was level.

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Step back from time to time to look at your handiwork. We stepped back and had a thought… Our original idea was to create a flowing movement with the stone, but what if we flipped the tiles? Would it make a difference? So to answer our curiosity, we decided to use painters tape and dry fit the tile to see what happened.

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It may be hard to tell from the pictures but in person, the switch made the project way too busy. We had our answer and flipped the tile back in the original direction and kept going.

 

Step 4: Finishing the Last Row 

The last row gets a bit tricky but it’s not complicated.

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Take your tile and rest it up against the top of the niche. Mark each side where the tile meets the top of the bottom row.

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Connect the marks and draw a line.

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Cut along the line using tin snips. Then, dry-fit the piece. We had a few mistakes but thankfully they worked down the row. Once you are happy with the dry fit- peel, and stick.

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Voila! Gorgeous flagstone art niche! We were both incredibly tickled at how fast this product goes up. If you love instant gratification, you have to try this product!

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This project provided a lot of laughter and fun, so grab a friend and start tiling!

Till Later Friends,

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Aspect Tile provided the product but the labor and opinions about the product belong to me and my friend. 

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! After doing this project I am looking at niches in a whole new light! I have a few that need a bit of oomph! 🙂

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