Stencil Tile Backsplash

3 Materials
2 Days

Earlier this year, I toyed around with tiling our "breakfast nook" and got as far as ordering samples. I envisioned a pistachio green wall for that retro flare to match our KitchenAid appliances. Fast forward 4 months: I finally did something about it, but not in the way you'd expect! I used the tile stencil and paint I got for a future bathroom project.

This is what the space looked like before. The white walls gave the space a simple and clean look, but it was time for a change.

Pick a stencil pattern

I used a pouncer from a past stenciling project.

Start stenciling from a corner

Use a level to keep the pattern straight. Our ceiling wasn't exactly level and required touch up afterwards.

Keep stenciling!

You will need to bend the stencil for the edges and hand-paint the corners.

The Final Product

Here's a sneak peek! Want to see more? Check out my blog post for more "after" photos and links to items seen here. Last but not least, follow along on Instagram for daily inspirations!

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Pat Pat on Aug 11, 2020

    Love this look What is color on your cabinets, please? Is the stencil color the same?

  • Amy Meiers Amy Meiers on Aug 13, 2020

    Did you paint your cabinets too? They look totally different in the after pictures.


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  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 09, 2021

    Genius Girl!!

  • Ida9464 Ida9464 on Sep 21, 2021

    Great idea! The white was clean looking but boring, but this is FANTASTIC! You did a wonderful job and I am