I painted a faux back splash in my kitchen about a year ago and thought I’d give a quick update on it.
After one full year with the back splash here’s where I’m at:
- It is still one of my absolute favorite projects, and I’m so glad Beth from Sawdust and Embryos posted an awesome faux tile tutorial. I fell in faux tile love and copied it immediately.
- It has held up so well and I didn’t even seal it. My counters go up about 3 inches on the wall which has probably helped with the not sealing, and I also tend to do most of my prep work at the part that juts out from the wall, so if you’re nervous I’d recommend a coat or two of polycrylic (not poly-A-crylic… that one can yellow!).
- Using colors from the rest of my house was key in making this work and keeping costs down. I’m a sucker for a yellow kitchen, and the rest of my house has grays and dark blues so it really helps tie things together (we have an open concept floor plan).
To read all about how paint a faux tile back splash, check out the original post. It’s so so easy and anyone can do it.
Here’s the before:
This project is not difficult, just time consuming. The tape itself took about two-two and a half hours and the painting probably another three. This is not our forever home, so a bigger money kitchen reno (even a few hundred for real tile) was just not worth it… but a weekend paint job totally was! What do you think?
And if you’re in the market for a couple more budget kitchen projects, here’s 4 more: