When’s the last time you even thought of all those CDs you having stored in a box in the back of your closet?
There’s finally a reason to pull them out and dust them off, and Meghan Slocum from Whole Natural Life shared the tutorial on Instructables.
She used the CDs to make a tile backsplash for her kitchen, and it turned out amazing!
“The backsplash is truly impressive,” Meghan wrote on her blog post about the project. “When light shines on it, it creates beautiful colorful light shows that change depending on where you are standing in relation to it. It’s reflective qualities bring more light to the space, actually minimizing the need to use artificial light when working in the kitchen during the day.”
She started the project by cutting all of the CDs into little pieces with plastic cutting scissors.
“The most important part when cutting the CDs is to be careful not to damage the holographic film which is the most fragile part,” Meghan wrote.
She wasn’t too concerned with cutting specific shapes with the CDs.
Then, when they were all cut into shapes, she started attaching the pieces to the walls using adhesive.
As she glued them into place, Meghan left little amounts of space in between each piece.
Once the glue had dried, it was time to add the grout.
“We wet the surface and then applied the grout making sure to get it in all the cracks,” Meghan wrote.
After about 30 minutes of waiting, she wiped away the extra grout from the tops of the CDS until it was only left in all of the cracks.
The end result is so gorgeous, and it’s such a fun way to recycle the old pieces of CD by doing something with them that would usually cost a lot of money!
Plus, it’s a fun accent piece for the home!
Find more details about the project here.