Laundry Room Backsplash for Less Than $5

3 Materials
4 Hours

Want to spruce up your laundry room for less than $5? Grab a Sharpie paint pen and keep reading!

Here is what our laundry room (closet) looked like when we moved in. Nothing special, and certainly not maximizing the space. This room desperately needed some love.

I removed the shelf, and painted the room to freshen it up. I painted the back wall white as the backdrop for my backsplash.

This is all you will need for this project: a Sharpie paint pen and a cardboard template. I added painter’s tape to my template to ensure smooth edges.

I began by tracing the first “tile” in the middle of the bottom row. This would ensure my bottom row would be full “tiles.” It was mindless and repetitive work, just tracing over and over. I loved the brain break this project gave me :)

Tip: use painter’s tape on the back of your template to help keep it in place. Use a level to make sure the pattern won’t begin to slant.

With the backsplash now in place, it was time to execute the rest of my laundry room design: adding cabinets and shelves to maximize the functionality of the space.

And here is the laundry room in all it’s glory! What do you think? Not bad for a $5 backsplash, right?

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  • Susan Caswell Susan Caswell on May 23, 2022

    Curious. If in the future you want to paint, will the Sharpie bleed through?

  • Rudy martinez Rudy martinez on May 23, 2022

    Why did you leave the washer and dryer in the laundry room

    while you where doing the project

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