Dark Painted Backsplash

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$20
3 Hours
Easy

We have been doing little bandaid projects to our kitchen for the last 7 years to get us by, so we can love the kitchen for the time being until we can have it in our budget for what we WANT.

Last year I started removing the tile back splash in our kitchen but it was a horrendous project. We ended up removing the sheetrock and putting in new sheets because of the way the old owner put the tile on.

It was so bad I stopped halfway through and told myself I would do it the following month.

Well that didn't happen and I we had one half of our kitchen backsplash just painted white and the other half still with the ugly tile.


Well I finally took off the other side. Again we basically just ripped out the sheet rock, measured and put in new sheet rock.

Once it was done, I primed the new drywall and sat with it for a few days trying to figure out what to do.


Because it would be temporary until we get new countertops (whenever that is) I decided I could go a little bold to see how I like it.

I ended up painting it the same color we used on my island that I built. It is Benjamin Moore - Deep Space.

I love the way it turned out, how it downplays the the ugly brown countertop and how it pulls in the island with the rest of the room.


It's still not everything we want in a kitchen but it is slowly getting there!

What about you? Would you go this dark with your backsplash?

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  • Wandawoman Wandawoman on Dec 02, 2020

    wow, nice job on the island!! Since your backsplash is only temporary, I'm quite sure that for your final project you'll choose something compatible with your kitchen colors, maybe some light greys, golds and beige???

  • Susan QC Susan QC on Nov 29, 2021

    You stated that you needed to replace the sheetrock because of the way the previous owner had installed the tile. Could you (or anyone out there) tell me how you install ceramic tile so that if and when you remove it, the sheetrock or drywall is undamaged?

  • Larry miller Larry miller on Jan 13, 2022

    sheet rock or drywall?

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