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It’s no secret that home renos can be both pricey and time-consuming — not to mention limited if you’re renting. That’s where peel-and-stick products come in. The sticky stuff is cost-effective, removable, and fairly easy to install, so it’s no surprise it’s beloved by many DIYers.
For some inspiration, take a look at 14 of the most impressive before and afters achieved with peel-and-stick products. Each of these makeovers used adhesive elements to add some pizzazz to a wall, upgrade countertops, give bathrooms a pop of color, or achieve something equally transformative. After scrolling through, we won’t be surprised if you want to stick it to your next home project.
1. A Powder Room Upgrade with a Soft Touch, Courtesy of Wildflower Wallpaper
For this upscale powder room redo, Erin Haugerud and her husband, Mitch, decided to revamp their plain gray walls with two-thirds paneling and one-third wallpaper. The denim blue wildflower pattern of this peel-and-stick balances out the moody gray below.
2. A Dresser That’s Now High-Contrast, with the Help of Stikwood
Lindsey DIY-ed this dresser to match the rest of her modern farmhouse bedroom with just a coat of black paint and Stikwood. To achieve the look, she cut the adhesive wood planks down to the size of the drawers with a table saw, peeled off the backing, and pressed them right on.
3. A Budget Kitchen Face-Lift Starring Vinyl Stickers and Contact Paper
To elevate her kitchen, Chelsey Brown created the look of marble countertops with contact paper and a herringbone backsplash using vinyl stickers. Implementing those two elements helped keep this entire makeover to $150.
4. Cabinets That Received a Kid-Friendly Jolt of Grasscloth Texture
5. A Black-and-White Kitchen Update That Got Some Warmth from Peel-and-Stick Flooring
Black countertops, a Sharpie-drawn backsplash, and new hardware helped give this once-dated kitchen a refresh. The damaged peel-and-stick flooring from the ’80s was also replaced with wood-looking tiles, adding warmth and texture to the space.
6. An IKEA Dresser’s $40 Botanical Upgrade
Claire Armstrong’s makeover of an IKEA HEMNES that her neighbor was throwing out proves peel-and-stick wallpaper isn’t just for walls. With a coat of dark blue chalk paint and some tropical peel-and-stick, the furniture piece was good as new — plus, Claire had plenty of wallpaper left over for future projects.
7. A Rental Kitchen Revamp with a Polished Peel-and-Stick Backsplash
In revitalizing this space for his dad, Kevin O’Gara went with renter-friendly stick-on subway tiles to make the room a tinge moodier and work off of its punchy orange sink.
8. A Fireplace ‘Tile’ Job That Went from “Pukey” to Pretty
9. A Grown-Up Kitchen Filled with Contact Paper and a Peel-and-Stick Backsplash
Erica Massey’s visiting professor position provided her with low-cost housing, albeit in a dorm. To give her kitchen a rental-friendly, modern upgrade that also cost less than $200, she took full advantage of contact paper, applying concrete-looking contact paper to the floor, black wood contact paper to the cabinets, and wood contact paper to the counter. And to fully rid the space of its dorm-y look, she created a backsplash out of peel-and-stick tile.
10. A Zesty Berlin Guest Bath with a Variety of Peel-and-Stick Tiles
11. A Charming Sunroom Lit Up by Carpet Tiles
Before this bright DIY makeover, Mary Vincunas said this space was the “exact opposite of how a sunroom should feel.” One element contributing to the dreariness? A beige tile floor. Once she had painted the walls a warm apricot, she injected some fun into the flooring by arranging black and white peel-and-stick carpet tiles in a checkerboard pattern.
12. Dated Closet Doors Transformed by Peel-and-Stick Floor Tiles
13. A Rental Bathroom That Went from Lackluster to Lush, Thanks to Tile Stickers
Before its makeover, this bathroom featured drab brown tiles that gave the room a bottom-heavy feel. By replacing those with green peel-and-stick tiles, removing the shutters, and hanging plants and art, its resident made the space feel a whole lot lighter.
14. A Black-and-Honey Kitchen Brightened by Stickers
Would you believe this kitchen makeover cost less than $200? Abbey lit up the space by swapping its honey-and-black color combination for pink, celadon, white, and gold. The one-weekend revamp included a stainless steel sticker for the black dishwasher and a white peel-and-stick subway tile backsplash.