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« on: June 01, 2008 12:04:17 AM »

My plan was to paint tiles on my kitchen backsplash area. It came out looking like wallpaper, but I still liked how it turned out.




I painted the entire wall the grout color first. I used a level and straight edge to draw out a tile size grid. Then used this really skinny masking tape I got in the faux finish section of the hardware store. (I ran out halfway through and just cut down a regular roll of masking tape, worked fine) I used 2 colors of green for the tiles, then used foam leaf shaped stamps with gold paint on some of the tiles. Last step was to sea sponge a darker green over it all. Remove tape when dry.
I had originally wanted to use a polyurethane or something to make the tiles look shiny. I had trouble finding anything that wasn't a spray. I didn't want to clean up overspray so I left them flat.
Now, I really need to tackle those cabinets  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 04:50:28 AM »

That came out great! Smiley I'll post your image for you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 08:29:13 AM »

WOOO HOOOO!!!!!  Very classy!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 10:21:45 AM »

This is outstanding.  I can't believe it's hand painted.  It's wonderful!!!  Your hard work really really paid off.  Can't wait to see "part 2" (the cabinets.)
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 01:43:39 PM »

Thank you for posting the image HSG!
Thanks to everyone for the compliments too!
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 06:05:07 PM »

Looks like tile to me!  Since your beautiful paint job is behind the stove, you probably should protect it since it will likely need to be cleaned from time to time.  Rustoleum makes a product called Varathane which is a liquid (i.e., you brush it on) polyurethane sealer.  It comes in a wide variety of formulas; the Diamond Polyurethane is water-based and might be a good choice for this surface.  You should be able to find it at most hardware stores or home improvement centers.  http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=70  (the picture here is of the spray, but it does come in liquid form)
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 10:21:18 PM »

Thank you for the tip on the sealer. I had looked for something just like that, but could never find it. (Small town, 1 tiny hardware store) I will keep my eye out for it when I make a trip to Lowes or Wal-mart!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008 08:24:53 AM »

hmmmm......you have given me an idea!
It's beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008 03:11:17 PM »

That's a great idea!
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