Kitchen Remodel - Painting a Tile Backsplash

We've been in our house for almost 8 years and I remember 8 years ago being rushed into a decision for a backsplash.  It was a two part failure on my part:

  1. I didn't have time due to pick out a backsplash that would stand the test of time and

  2. I was aggravated at the lack of help at the store we went to to purchase our tile (the lady was too busy talking on the phone and then started helping someone else who came in after me that was way louder than I was).  I just wanted out of there to get on with other stuff.

So, I've been stuck with this hunter green color that doesn't match my style at all, doesn't match the dishes, looks dated and I just stuck out like a sore thumb.  So, after I updated my kitchen I thought what the heck, worst case I retile the whole backsplash, I know how to do that...probably about a $500 deal right, possibly fix dry wall and make a pretty decent mess...I generally think of 'what's the worst that could happen?' whenever I do a project and plan for the worst and hope for the best. :)  Welp, this one worked out!!! :) Yeah!




I started out small with the color I'd picked to paint the kitchen. Very slowly started painting over the hunter green.  I would paint a little with a small acrylic paint brush (just a crafter's paint brush) , then use a wet paper towel to dab away some of the paint.  The actually painting of the tile took me about 30 minutes - to be honest, it was not as tedious as I thought it was going to be.



The end result.  I like it!  It's brighter than it used to be and actually looks like that is the way it is suppose to be.  Go figure - right!



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This little project, made me rethink a lot of tile...I'm wondering what else I can do. :)

Stephanie Weaver

Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!