I made a little update to my kitchen that I think has made a big impact...I painted the back splash tile! Yes, painted it. You CAN paint tile...so says the internet. So far so good...
the paint hasn't fallen right off or anything!
The right side of my kitchen is above and the left is below.
I just have an enormous kitchen don't I???
Before, the back splash tile was the same as the counter top tile, it's granite. I'm not a fan of this tile and having it on the wall made the kitchen seem dark and smaller (if that's even possible). Someday we will remodel and/or expand the space, so I figured what have I got to lose by painting it? I suppose one could paint the counter tile, but I think it wouldn't wear well, getting wet and all. The back splash never seems to get very wet or dirty, so I thought it would hold up for awhile...hopefully it does, I just did this about a week ago.
Here's before the paint...
Some more detail shots...
The painting process was like any other, just make sure you prime well with a primer made for slick surfaces like tile. Then I applied 3 coats of hi gloss paint. I kept the black tile border at the top, as it matches the bull nose tile border on the counter. I'm liking the contrast of the black and white...gives it a nice 40's vibe.
I also made a pair of new curtains from a vintage tablecloth...
I love the print on this cloth! I am a sucker for vintage strawberries!!
So, if you're stuck with some tile that you don't like, and provided it doesn't get wet on a regular basis (although I think there are some special paints made for that now for showers and tubs),
consider painting it!
Someday I hope to have a kitchen with details like this...
but, I truly am happy with my little vintage kitchen for now...you gotta make do or do without!
Cozy Little House
Cozy Little House