Faux Kitchen Tile

5 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy

Here is a fun project to add a faux tile backsplash in your kitchen using a stencil. It only takes a couple of hours but makes a big impact.

Before
PAINT THE WALL WHITE

I wanted to add some interest to my boring coffee bar wall and thought this faux tile project would be perfect.The first step was to paint my wall with a coat of white paint and let it dry completely before proceeding with the stenciling. My backsplash area is 12” in height and I used a 6” stencil so I could stack two complete stencils.

Close up of the stencil


SUPPLIES

Supplies for this project are white paint, black acrylic craft paint, stencil brush, painter’s tape, and of course a stencil. This is the stencil I used J Boutique Stencils Wall Moroccan Tile Stencil T0055 for DIY Wall Decor Furniture Floor Craft https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DXRN9RC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_WRdvDbVX019W7

This stencil was so easy to work with because you paint the first row of petals for your next area so you have a guide for where to line up the stencil-no guessing or worrying about not being level.

STENCIL

Use black acrylic paint for the stencil. Make sure you don’t have too much paint on your brush, I tap the excess off on a paper towel before painting. Work in a light circular motion.

First four stencils done! I left a 1 inch border on both ends of my wall because I didn’t want any partial stencils.


I stenciled around the outlet as much as I could.

Half-way there!

FINISHED WALL

It took me about 2 hours to finish the stenciling and I really love how it came out!

You can see more of my fun home projects here. (I've also updated my hardware since I first did this project.)


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  • Renata Renata on May 23, 2020

    Is ur wall flat or textured? I've thought about doing this type of thing but my walls r hand textured.

  • Charlene Flint Charlene Flint on May 22, 2021

    That looks just great!!

  • Dan52380930 Dan52380930 on Aug 28, 2021

    Did you seal it after you got done? I noticed you used regular acrylic paint. I was thinking to buy a paint of satin paint to make it washable.

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