I've been wanting a backsplash for a while now but didn't want to commit to something that I would get tired of in a few years...... Finally I sat down and figured out how to make one that I could remove! This is a terrific project for renters if you want to add some spice to your kitchen and take it with you when you leave. Plus, I used wood for my tiles and they were easy to cut and super light compared to tile! The fun part was painting the tiles with Unicorn SPiT with my fingers! Who knew finger painting could look so chic?! Remember, take risks, think of alternatives and always
Make Your Mark!
Gorgeous glossy wood tiles
An up-close of my finger painting skills
Watch how I made it here!
STUFF I USED
Plywood (cut to size you're tiling)
1. Figure out how many tiles you'll need to cover your backsplash
2. Create a paper template to use as a guide for cutting your tiles to fit the corners and edges
3. Carefully cut on a bandsaw, scroll saw or jigsaw with a fine blade
4. Finalize your pattern
5. Edge each tile with Dragon's Belly
6. Squirt Zia Teal, Blue Thunder and more Dragon's Belly
7. Use your fingers to blend the colors
8. Paint the 1/4" plywood in copper and let dry
9. Place the painted tiles back on the plywood and glue down with E-6000
10. Mix the Glaze Coat according to directions and pour over your tiles
*Lift the boards a bit so that the extra Glaze Coat can drip off the edges
11. Smooth out the Glaze Coat with a sponge brush
12. Pop the bubbles with a small torch or long arm lighter
Double stick tape to your wall and you're done!