In this DIY tutorial, I am going to show you how to stencil a faux tile kitchen backsplash. This is an easy project and perfect if you don’t have a tile backsplash and want to add something interesting to your kitchen.
DIY Stencil Backsplash Tutorial
I have a small counter area in my kitchen that I use as my coffee bar. I don’t have a backsplash on this wall and it looked a bit boring. I decided to give it a little makeover. This stencil faux tile backsplash was an inexpensive project, with just a little bit of paint that I already had and the cost of the stencil from Amazon.
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The small counter where I set up all the things for coffee and tea was super boring! This is on the opposite side of the kitchen from my other counters so I thought I could add a bit of personality over here with a stenciled backsplash.
I picked a 6 inch by 6-inch stencil for the wall. It’s 12 inches in height so I can do 2 rows of the stencil. Depending on what height your backsplash is there is probably a stencil that will work for your space. Stencils come from 4-inch sizes all the way up to 12-inch sizes; Amazon has a ton to choose from too.
How To Stencil A Backsplash
The first step was to paint my wall with a coat of white paint and let it dry completely before proceeding with the stenciling.
My backsplash area is 12″ in height and I used a 6″ stencil so I could stack two. I used this stencil from Amazon.
First, I lined up my stencil with my starting point and used a couple of pieces of painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place.
I used a little bottle of black acrylic craft paint for the stencil and stippled it on with a stencil brush.
This stencil is easy to work with because it makes the petals for the next area on the wall so you can use that as your guide as you move to the next section.
Around the electrical outlet was a little tricky but I just did the best that I could.
It took me about 2 hours to finish this wall and I really love how it came out!
I’ve updated this area a little more and given the cabinets a fresh coat of paint and updated the hardware. You can see the updates right HERE.