I’ve wanted to tile my kitchen for quite some time. However, I didn’t want to spend all that money and I didn’t know how. So one day I thought “why not make my own tiles out of luan plywood and just glue them to the wall with liquid nails. No grouting, no wet saw, and hardly any cost. Plus I could do the whole project myself without the help of my husband. That’s a win win in my book!!
Plywood Kitchen Tiles
I needed approximately 100 tiles for my project and one sheet of luan plywood (4ft by 8ft) at $20.00 was enough for this project. I cut the tiles down to 5 1/4 inches square.
I used a table saw to rip my pieces down to 5 1/4 inch width pieces.
I then used a mitre saw to cut my squares down to 5 1/4 inch.
I decided to sit down and get comfy for the sanding. I sanded the corners slightly and rounded the edges slightly.
Next I spray painted the back side of the tiles. This is to help lock out moisture.
Then it was time to stencil. I used a stencil that I purchased from https://ellenjgoods.com/.
I then stippled black on the tiles (very lightly) to give them some character.
A quick sanding with the palm sander gave them a nice aged look.
A couple coats of clear coat to seal them.
Liquid nails worked great to adhere the tiles to the wall. I used a calk gun and it was so easy!
I love how this transformed my kitchen.
Here is the pack of stencils from https://ellenjgoods.com/. I had such a hard time choosing because they are all so nice.
I hope you enjoyed this project!!