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DIY Mosaic Tile Backsplash

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We finally got our backsplash in and we love it! It was a little tedious at times and we learned lots of things along the way, but it was well worth all of it for the end results. Get all the details and see more pictures on our blog.
Difficulty: Challenging
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The final "after" look. Such a big difference to what we had been looking at for so long, see below.
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We lived with bare walls for a backsplash for a long time. It was way better than what we moved in to though! See more about that on our blog.
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Cutting the first tile to get started required a straight line. We used a level for that.
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We used two sizes of tile spacers to achieve the look we wanted. You want to make sure you have lots of spacers!
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Almost ready for grout. I used warm water and a sponge to clean up the tiles and ready them for grouting.
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Here's a little close up of how it turned out. Because our mosaic tiles included glass, we used un-sanded grout. The color we used was French Vanilla.
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Now I love walking into my kitchen and see this almost finished look. We still have a few more things to go, but we're getting there!

To see more: http://ourcloverhouse.blogspot.com/2014/06/diy-mosaic-tile-backsplash.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Kris Kowalski
    Kris Kowalski New Hudson, MI

    Very nice!! You guys did a great job. Did you do the cabinets yourself?

  • RCooper @ thoughtsbyher.com
    RCooper @... Colorado Springs, CO

    Beautiful!

  • Anna Schultz
    Anna Schultz Marshfield, MO

    Just beautiful DeeDee!! Living with a "fixer upper" area is just awful! I'm glad for you that it's almost done.

  • TMulhern
    TMulhern Los Angeles, CA

    Lovely backsplash. I love mosaic tile backsplashes. They perfectly matched with your cabinets and countertops.

  • Eric Blaise
    Eric Blaise Ephraim, UT

    That is a very beautiful and creative back splash. I did a similar thing last summer with the remainder of all the tiles I used for the flooring in my home. because they came in different shapes and sizes, I cut them all to a quarter of their size to

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