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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: Advanced
The final "after" look. Such a big difference to what we had been looking at for so long, see below.
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.
Cutting the first tile to get started required a straight line. We used a level for that.
We used two sizes of tile spacers to achieve the look we wanted. You want to make sure you have lots of spacers!
Almost ready for grout. I used warm water and a sponge to clean up the tiles and ready them for grouting.
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.
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

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  • Silver Geras
    Silver Geras Desert Hot Springs, CA
    on Jun 8, 2014

    Love it, sure makes your cabinets pop, which I love and want to do to mine...lol

  • Cindy Carley
    Cindy Carley Wamego, KS
    on Jun 9, 2014

    Looks fantastic.......our kids used "almost" the exact type of mosaic tiles and countertop. Love it and they loves theirs, also!!! Great job!!!! :)

  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    on Jun 9, 2014

    Such a beautiful backsplash. I have a question. Did you seal the grout? It seems to me it would be very tedious to do so.

    • Lori J
      Lori J Broken Bow, NE
      on Jun 11, 2014

      @Clover House, DeeDee I didn't realize that was an option...remembering all the days I spent with tiny brushes! Great to know that this is an option.

  • Flex Court Athletics Of New York
    Flex Court Athletics Of New York Farmingdale, NY
    on Jun 11, 2014

    That back splash looks great with your cabinets. Very nice! :)

  • Teresa Ray
    Teresa Ray Salem, OR
    on Aug 26, 2014

    Love this!! So creavitive!

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