LOL, that's the space under my sink (post scrub down). The wall sides are OKAY, the the base, although solid wood, was grooooosssss. IDK what that black stuff is (do I want to know?). Apparently the holes are to allow the sink to 'air out'...but stainless sinks don't really have a condensation problem (aka I don't intend on leaving water in my sink for WEEKS, or anything.). So those are kinda pointless/i've never seen them in a house before.
As the rest of the kitchen was getting an overhaul, I knew I wanted to do something to remedy this little space. I could just paint it white like the rest of the cabbies, but I wanted the surface to be super wipe-able (incase of plumbing leaks...which I had...since I did the plumbing myself...). SO, I got some peel and stick vinyl tiles which are SUPER affordable (like $.60 each, I bought a box for $30 and only needed like 8..WHOOPS.)
It said on the box that priming the surface gives a little extra umph in the adhesion, and since I had a paint brush attached to my hand at the time, I slapped on a coat of primer. I decided about 30 seconds into it that I wanted to do the sides too, make it look all jazzy n such.
|IDK why my Ryobi is in the photo, you do NOT need this for installation, just a straight edge and xacto knife. Maybe he just wanted in on the party?|
The sides needed a little more help to stay in place, so I used some contact cement (go big or go home?) I had, ya know, laying around. I also taped them in place with painters tape while they dried.
ZOMG, so much better!