Friday, March 30, 2012

Save Money on Home Improvement Projects by Thinking Outside the Box

We have a faucet on the wall in our garage.  It can be very convenient to have this faucet but it is in a very awkward location and there was nothing to protect the dry wall from water splashes.  We needed a solution to protect the wall but all of our options were expensive and/or complicated. 

I really wanted to tile the wall but that is not one of our home improvement skills.  The faucet is located in a corner so 2 walls would need to be tiled in order to protect the dry wall.  This would make the project of tile expensive (supply costs add up fast!), time consuming and difficult (at least for us). 

So after a lot of thought, I came up with a frugal solution to protect the wall!  We purchased 30 Vinyl Peel & Stick Floor Tiles for $.69 each.  We then used liquid nails construction adhesive and applied them to the wall.  We then sealed the corner edge with caulk so that water cannot get behind the tiles. 

The result is a beautiful, water resistant, easy to clean wall and it cost less than $25 for the entire project!

How do you save money on Home Improvement Projects?

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