You can call me a renting expert. Over the span of my 34 years of existence, I have rented several times. I’ve learned quickly that if you want to make your rental feel like your own personal space, you need to get creative. You also need to think temporary. What are temporary details that are easy to change back when you move out? Some obvious switchable details would be lighting, hardware, window treatments and paint. But one not so obvious idea is temporarily changing your countertops. I have temporarily changed my fireplace tile, but it was my friend Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap who first thought of this for kitchen counters. What is it, you ask? Adhesive Film in grey marble. Who doesn’t love marble? We all swoon over marble kitchens, like the one above. Well, you can create the same look and vibe by simply attaching adhesive film to your counters, like my kitchen below.
Image: Simply Grove Instagram
We installed our adhesive counters a year and a half ago and they are still going strong! As long as you don’t cut produce directly on the film (I always use my wooden cutting boards), the paper will last a good amount of time. As you can see we used it for our counters and backsplash. The existing materials were in the tan/brown family, so it wouldn’t have worked to just use it on the counters. I wish I had kept the before pictures. It really is a dramatic change! So, if you hate your counters but it’s not in your budget to replace them, DO THIS! PS: You could totally do this in your bathroom too! AND Amazon carries other options, like black, white and black marble.
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