$30 Faux Subway Tile Backsplash DIY

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If you're a renter (or just not ready to tackle a tile project), then this easy kitchen update is perfect for you. For just $30 and some patience, you can give your kitchen a whole new 'do.
Full tutorial: http://www.shrimpsaladcircus.com/faux-subway-tile-painted-backsplash/

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  • Donna Marie Ledington
    on Mar 2, 2015

    I was a professional faux finisher. I would paint the whole area the grout color then apply 1/4" tape in my selected pattern. Go back over the whole area with a light coat of the grout color to seal the tape edges. then apply the color you want the tile to be.. You can shade the tiles with a little darker color around the edges, then pull the tape off and Voila, you have a beautiful tile back splash.

    • Shrimp Salad Circus
      on Apr 2, 2015

      @Donna Marie Ledington That's a great way, too! I know that would make the taping part a heck of a lot easier!

  • C
    on Mar 3, 2015

    I like the look of tile but really hate grout and grout cleaning so I always say no to tiles. This is genius. I can have the look I like without the expense and cleaning! You are so clever! Thanks for the lesson on how you did this.

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