Wanting an interim solution ( the goal is to eventually do subway tile) to update the tile and not wanting to spend a dollar to do it, I painted my tumbled stone backsplash. And I love it! This was a step in trying to brighten the kitchen. You can read about my quest here.
Here is my original tumbled stone backplash. When we first designed the kitchen 11 years ago the backsplash worked with my dark red and gold color scheme. Then a couple of years ago when the color on the walls was getting lighter, I put a color wash over it to brighten it up, that's on the right.
And then recently wanting to step it up and brighten it even more, this is the comparison with the white. The white makes the backsplash look much cleaner as well. While I was painting, I used a soft paint brush to minimize lines and brush marks.
And here is the finished backsplash.
This is the kitchen backsplash before~
And after painted~
Never in my "non-professional" painting career did I think that I would be painting my backsplash. But who knew that a coat of primer and 2 coats of semi-gloss paint in white could give me the results that I was looking for .......for now anyways.
PS- What's the latest thing you have painted or want to paint?
a nice lazy weekend with my family
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