How to Paint a Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash (And How It's Held Up)

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When I redid my kitchen about three years ago, I painted my kitchen cabinets white. The tan tile backsplash just looked wrong when I was finished, so I decided to replace it. Before I started the demo job, though, I thought I'd experiment with painting the tile to see if it could be done. I painted them white, and three years later, I'm reporting on how they've held up. SO much easier than replacing the backsplash!
Time: 2 DaysCost: $20Difficulty: Easy
  • kitchen backsplash makeover recap, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, tiling
All of the step by step directions are on our blog: http://www.11magnolialane.com/2013/03/12/painted-tile-backsplash-in-my-kitchen-a-year-later/
  • kitchen backsplash makeover recap, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, tiling
All of the step by step directions are on our blog: http://www.11magnolialane.com/2013/03/12/painted-tile-backsplash-in-my-kitchen-a-year-later/
  • kitchen backsplash makeover recap, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, tiling
All of the step by step directions are on our blog: http://www.11magnolialane.com/2013/03/12/painted-tile-backsplash-in-my-kitchen-a-year-later/

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      • Hannah V
        Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
        on Aug 22, 2014

        Beautiful! In love with the white and those amazing light fixtures! <3

        • CK
          CK Mandan, ND
          on Aug 22, 2014

          Love it with the painted tiles. Great savings for the look you want. Also, in our former home I painted the exhaust hood too with great results. Mine went from aluminum to the same off-white as the appliances, cabinets and wall color. It blended in seamlessly and looked so nice. LOVE your kitchen :-)