Faux Subway Tile [plus a Giveaway!]

We haven't done much in our laundry room since moving in and we finally decided to tackle it. Sure, it could have been worse but between the floor (which had stains all over it from who knows what) and the blue paint on the walls, it felt very out of place in the rest of our neutral, woods and whites, home. After creating an inspiration board, I realized that I REALLY wanted subway tile in our laundry
faux subway tile plus a giveaway
First things first, the walls got a fresh coat of paint. I am not even sure what the name of the color is because I found it with the mistints and it was $5 for a gallon and I couldn't pass that up! ​
faux subway tile plus a giveaway
I made the mistake of not letting my "base" dry long enough before I started stenciling and that is why there are different tones of white in the brick pattern. At first I was really bummed and thought I would re-do it but the longer I looked at it, the more it grew on me. Now I absolutely love it because it looks aged to me. I used the color "Snowbound" for the "tiles because I had some left over from another project. You can use any color you want!
faux subway tile plus a giveaway
I continued repeating the pattern until I had covered the whole wall. This stencil comes with the one big one that is shown a few pictures back, a smaller row for the top, and a single brick stencil to help you work in the space you have and fill in gaps.
faux subway tile plus a giveaway
It isn't hard to get the stencil all the way to the baseboard but I knew my washer and dryer were going to cover the right side and I was running out of paint so I didn't make it come all the way to the ground. I also was waiting to paint the back row of flooring until after I had painted the rest of the baseboard white.
faux subway tile plus a giveaway
Stencils are amazing! More pictures, a video tutorial, and the full details including stencil names, paint colors, and how I did the floor can be found on my blog at the link listed below! I also have a giveaway going on through November 18, 2016 so be sure to check it out for a chance to win the stencil of your choice from Cutting Edge Stencils!
Susanna | Livin' The Life Of Riley

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  • Penny
    on Jan 13, 2017

    beautiful! i had one of those stencils and i used it yrs ago to do a faux brick pattern in my kitchen....i love your laundry room... i even love that little stool...great job!

  • Melodi Whitaker
    on Dec 6, 2017

    Wow!! Both the wall and the floor is amazing!! The room looks great!

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