DIY Herringbone Tile Backsplash
DIY Herringbone Tile Backsplash

DIY Herringbone Tile Backsplash

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Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to welcome Mr. MyBlessedLife.net here today to present you with a project that we recently completed. Babe, take it away! I’m grateful for the chance to be here today. We recently painted a DIY Herringbone Tile Kitchen Backsplash. It turned out even better than we had hoped!

We are overjoyed with the results!

Some of you may recall that we have been working on the kitchen since this time last year. We’ve been working our way through our kitchen to-do list. It was very exciting to go to The Home Depot and get products like Behr® MarqueeTM paint, ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape, and a Wooster® Pro paint brush and roller.

Here’s a “before” shot, though it’s not quite before because we removed a lot of wallpaper and refinished the kitchen cabinet doors last year. The existing backsplash was simply drab and difficult to install due to the painted paneling. We aren’t ready to commit to tile because we aren’t sure what we want to accomplish with this area in the long run.

So a painted faux tile was the perfect option for us.

Here are the supplies we used…

We wanted a grey herringbone diagonal tile look with white grout lines, so after painting the entire back splash in Iron Gate grey and letting it cure for at least 24 hours, I started taping off all of the vertical lines.

The vertical grout lines were to be measured, divided into equal vertical rectangles, taped, and painted. This took a while! It’s not difficult at all. It’s just time-consuming to double-check everything before painting.

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The most time-consuming aspect of this project is definitely the setup, but be patient because the end product is well worth it!

Make sure the tape’s edges are tightly pressed down, then use a dry brush to dip in the paint and then brush off excess to seal in the ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape before applying a second coat of white. While the paint is still wet, carefully remove the painters tape.

After Myra and I determined the angle, height, and breadth of our tiles, as well as the width of our grout lines, I gently indicated where each diagonal tile line would join the vertical lines, taped, and painted my diagonal lines. Again, patience is essential!

Remember to press the tape edges down securely and do the dry brush technique to help keep the paint from seeping through the tape. Crisp lines are the goal! 🙂

I pulled the tape shortly after painting the diagonal lines and bam! You get nervous as you pull this tape off. A dreaded sense of finality kinda kicks in. Ha! Trust your patient preparation and setup!

Seriously. That is a backsplash improvement!! I knew I was on the right track when a relative recently came over and, while looking at the finished product, said “That looks really good! What is that?” thinking it was some kind of actual tile! Yes!

Here are a few more “after” photos for your viewing pleasure…

Pretty!!

This space has been so elevated with the geometric backsplash. It’s so much more interesting and dynamic than before.

Myra enjoys bringing color into our home. It certainly does not become monotonous. We are overjoyed with how the kitchen is slowly but steadily coming together. Here’s another look at the Painted Herringbone Tile Backsplash DIY makeover.

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Have you recently completed a creative painting project? How do you like to apply painter’s tape? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments section below!

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