Create a Faux tile backsplash behind your stoveJanuary 9th, 2009 in member junk
Even is you don't have a nice tile backsplash behind your stove, you can create one with nothing more than paint. This can be painted directly on the wall or done on a piece of art cloth (similar to roller shade material) and put up with wallpaper paste or a special wax so it can be removed easily. Start by painting your surface with whatever color you want the grout to be. Then, measure and divide the tiles off with 1/8 inch tape. Start in the center so it comes out evenly on the sides. You can buy this at an automotive supply store. Using the acrylic colors of your choice, texture the surface with a natural sponge to give them a little dimention. When dry, paint or stencil the design, still life, landscape or motif of your choice. Add a watered down gray/black to the bottom and one side of each tile to create more dimention to the tiles. When dry, carefully remove the tape. Cover with several coats of clear acrylic. If you use the wax system, you can change it easily when you decide to go from country to modern next week!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Ruth McKinsey
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