I finally got my kitchen mostly painted and I was trying to find a cheap easy way to make a backsplash. So first (think cheap) I bought some beadboard. But I can’t cut a straight line for shit and I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be able to get around the electrical panel worth a darn. I wanted to use green for a nice contrast to my orange walls.
Then I was looking online and found this nifty idea: coasting into spring/ Done with sharpie markers and alcohol. (the link seems to be not working for me tonight)
While it was a pretty cool idea, we couldn’t really get them to look anything like that. And the green that I wanted to concentrate on was the one that really didn’t run/blend at all. Anyway, this is what we came up with:
I scrubbed the ones I did off because they sucked compared to theirs.
Well, what a difference! Where I wasn’t able to get very bright, bold colors with the sharpies, these were amazing. But they were a bit too bold and they also didn’t blend the way I wanted.
Of course, there is no way those are going to fit in with the earlier sharpie ones. Plus not sure I want my kitchen to look like a circus.. So after some thought, I soaked a sponge in alcohol and smushed it on top of them. Now they are more of a match for the others.
I’m going to separate all the tiles and mix them up a bit. And the nice thing is you can just wipe them off with alcohol and try again if you aren’t happy with them
I need to finish sealing them, buy a tile cutter I guess, paste them up, grout them and then I can show off my backsplash that no one in the world has one like it!