Can you believe it? It has now been over a year since we painted our kitchen backsplash to look like subway tile. Yes you heard me correctly, I said painted. But I want to share how this project is holding up after one year!
If you missed the tutorial of creating your own Subway tile backsplash for cheap, less than $30, you can find it here.
First let’s start with a picture of the space today.
How about a close up of the painted tile?
Our space before looked like this:
We have updated a lot of the space, see all the other tutorials listed below!
Back to the backsplash, in my honest opinion, this project has held up wonderfully!
Would I do it again? YES!!
I do not wipe the area all the time. But every time I do whatever is on it (wet or dried) cleans off easily. Just like on a wall but easier because it’s a glossy paint! I think the wall looks exactly like it did the day I finished it.
Now there is one thing I would change with the process of creating the wall.
- make the gray grout color smaller, less of a gap like a grout line, something like this or this. I would like to try using the auto tape lots of people have suggested. Has anyone tried it? I would love to know how it works.
And that is really the only thing that bugs me with this project is the grout paint line is bigger then I want. But that’s it…
Do I feel like this is what I will always have? I don’t know but I love how easy it is plus the price is great also! And would I do it again? YES YES YES! Hope this helps you decided if you want to paint your backsplash. But if you have any questions, please ask!
Here is the list of projects we have completed in the kitchen so far:
- adding dishwasher
- updated cabinets doors with trim for cheap
- painting cabinets
- reworking drawers
- adding new hardware
- creating the light above the sink
- redoing windows
- adding trim around windows (other window)
- industrial pan storage (other wall)
- trash can pull-out
- baking sheet pull-out
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