I Painted our tile Backsplash, yes I Did

After adding upper cabinets in my kitchen, painting it and giving it a whole new look, I decided the gold backsplash wasn’t working. I guess I wasn’t thinking that far ahead when I was thinking about freshening up the space. I hate when that happens, don’t you? All I could think about was a shiny, new subway tiled backsplash. I love the fresh, clean look, but realized that change wasn’t going to happen soon, so I came up with plan B, my substitute for subway tile.

American Olean Subway Tile 199x300 Top Ten Kitchen Backsplashes

source Isn’t this subway tile beautiful?

upper cabinets

The gold backsplash was great with my old kitchen and really wasn’t that bad with the new look. It was the gold I wanted to be gone. You can see the previous looks of the kitchen here.

tile backsplash painted

Plan B was painting the tile. It was a quick and easy solution. I used plain old flat white paint. Because of the texture of the tile, I didn’t think a shiny finish, like subway tile, would look good.

backsplash painted

I didn’t cover every nook and cranny completely to emphasize the texture of the tile. It looks more like a whitewash.

kitchen painted backsplash 2

It really looks so much brighter.

kitchen painted backsplash

So there’s the new look! It’s working for me now. I’m almost certain that I’ll get tired of this too! Confused smile  Who knows what will be trending next?


It looks pretty with pops of bright colors.

kitchen plants

Here’s a closer look at the tile and my pretty old cheese box filled with plants. Hope I can Keep them alive!

Next up on the interior project list will be painting but that will have to wait until all my work outside is finished. I’ve been enjoying working in the garden and getting the flower beds ready for summer. The weather has been just about perfect for working outdoors and it feels great to be outside. We’ve got some power washing to do and I need to paint the shed door but it’s looking good.What have you been up to?

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))



  1. Vee says:

    I am not a fan of the white subway tile because it looks like white subway tile; however, I really like the way your tile has faded into the background. It’s not the story any more and that may be its greatest charm — to provide the backdrop for your accent pieces. It looks fresh and delightful.

  2. Penny says:

    I love how your tile turned out! I have painted tile several times and it holds up very well..hugs, Penny
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  3. Stacey says:

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  4. Your backsplash tile looks great painted – sooo much better! I’ve got this linked to my backsplashes post too today, for inspiration!
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  5. Becky says:

    I have been thinking of using chalk paint and trying that on some trim of our bathroom tile. What a great change for your beautiful kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kat says:

    You’re a brave girl! It looks fantastic! Very clean looking…love it.

    Big hugs,
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