$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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  • Denise Boyce Denise Boyce on Dec 07, 2015
    Could get some photos of the results close up??? I'd love to see it better. I'm mulling over my kitchen redo and this is something I might try. Thanks!
  • Lynn Tavares Lynn Tavares on Dec 13, 2015
    I love the top above your cabinets. What did you use/do for that?
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  • Donna Marie Ledington Donna Marie Ledington on Mar 02, 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 Shrimp Salad Circus on Apr 02, 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 C on Mar 03, 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.