Painted Tile Backsplash – Update
Do you have backsplash in your kitchen that you would love to replace, but don’t want to spend the money or deal with the headache of it all? Have you ever considered painting it?
We have painted the tile backsplash in two different kitchens now, and it has been such a great (yet small) investment both times. I am joining a few blogger friends today for our monthly blog hop, and today’s theme was all things Kitchen. So, I thought I would talk a bit about how easy, and transformational, this project can be.
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Painted Tile Backsplash
As a home blogger, I am often posting about projects that I am working on and completing in real time. I don’t, however, post updates very frequently on how these projects hold up over time. This is such a good one, though, and has held up so well over the course of time, that it definitely deserves a full update.
Is painted tile backsplash worth it? 1000% yes! It is so easy and cost effective, and it makes such a big difference. As I just said, we have done it in two different kitchens now, and I don’t regret it for one second!
Here’s a little peek at the first time we painted the tile backsplash.
The kitchen in our previous home was pretty dark. It was relatively small and did not get a lot of natural light. At one point, we painted the cabinets white, which definitely helped to brighten things up, but I was still not a fan of the backsplash. It wasn’t awful, I just didn’t care for it.
I decided to paint the tile backsplash on a bit of a whim. I had been itching to change it for quite awhile, but I was on a tight budget – both monetarily and time-wise. I figured, if I didn’t like the paint, I could always replace the backsplash down the road. Fortunately, I LOVED it, and it was so easy to do!
You can check out the full step-by-step here. It only requires a few supplies and a little bit of time.
We also added wireless under cabinet lighting in our previous home, which was another project that gave a lot of bang for your buck!
The painted tile backsplash was so simple and impactful that I didn’t wait nearly as long to do it when we moved into our current house.
The kitchen in our current house is a bit of a dream. It is quite large and open with a ton of windows and natural light.
Here is the eat-in side of the kitchen. I love all of the big windows!
Unfortunately, the previous owners had chosen some dark colors for actual kitchen side. The backsplash was black penny tile with black granite and gray cabinets. It just made the kitchen feel much darker than it really was.
So, we used the exact same process that we did in our previous home for painting the backsplash. And once again, it made an amazing difference.
We’ve made a few other changes over the past two years since painting the backsplash, like painting the cabinets and replacing appliances. And I absolutely love how bright and airy it is now.
Cleaning Painted Tile Backsplash
One of the best things about painted tile backsplash is that it is so incredibly easy to clean. Just wipe with warm water and a rag, or a gentle cleanser, and you’re good to go. Plus, you don’t have to worry about discolored or stained grout.
Here is a closer picture.
The oil-based paint that we used is incredibly durable, and while it would be possible to chip it, we haven’t had that happen in the nearly 3 years that we have been living with painted tile backsplash.
If I haven’t made it obvious yet, I absolutely love this project and would recommend it over and over again to anyone who was considering it.
How about you? Have you ever painted a tile backsplash? What do you think?
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I love how the backsplash brightens up the whole kitchen! We’re in the process of buying a new home now, so I’m definitely filing this away as an idea if we end up with a house that has a kitchen I’m not in love with right away! I love the cabinets too! If we could paint out awful cherry wood colored cabinets in our apartment I would. Yuck! The white makes it all look bigger too. It’s great to know you can clean it. Btw I noticed that I put your link by Allison’s info. I’m a goober, but I got it fixed. Happy hopping with you!
Yes! The white definitely makes it look bigger, as well as brighter! Thanks so much, and it’s a good one to keep in mind when house hunting. 😉
I love it. I still can’t get over how transformational a simple coat of paint can be. I absolutely adore the finished result on your backsplash and really appreciate your updates on how it’s held up over time!
Yes! Paint is my favorite! Thanks so much. I love the finished product, too – even years later. 🙂