Wow! What a response! I am so glad that you all liked my backsplash and am so excited to show you how to do it to your own kitchen. I would have written up this tutorial sooner, but I have been working hard on my project for the third round of Crafting with the Stars and literally haven't had a moment to myself.
Let's get started. These are the supplies you will need.
-art tape (you can find this at your local office supply store. It is a thin black tape that I used for the grout lines.) Make sure to get the 1/8 inch size
-mod podge (matte finish)
To start out, I looked online for backsplash patterns that I liked as well as colors that i thought would be good together in my kitchen. I then sketched it out so that I knew what I wanted. I also measured out how big the spot above my stove was so that I could draw out the exact pattern I wanted and the tiles that I would need to have to complete it.
Next, I cut out all of the tiles. Behind the stove, the cream tiles were 2X4 inches, the gray tiles were 2X2 inches and the red tiles were 4X4 inches. The tiles above the counter were just the standard 12X12 scrapbook paper size.
Here is the before:
Just a plain old painted wall. Nothing special and pretty boring.
My tiles were a little too big to fit exactly, so I had to cut the top off of them. The easiest way to get it just the right size is to fold it over and then cut along the crease that you made.
It is an inexpensive and stylish way to add a backsplash. I also added lights under my cabinets. I didn't realize how big of a difference having light on my counter makes. I love the way it turned out.
Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions. I would be more than happy to help in any way that I can.
If you decide to do this in your own home, I would love to see it!! Send pictures to:
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