ADD A FAUX BACKSPLASH TO YOUR KITCHEN OR PANTRY EASILY WITH MY FAVORITE TIPS & TRICKS
Do y’all know what’s better than a beautiful stencil backsplash?
A beautiful stencil backsplash that you got right the first time 😉
Luckily after this tutorial you will be able to learn from my mistakes!
I partnered with Stencil Revolution to create a gorgeous backsplash for our brand new pantry renovation project! They have the best selection of stencils & lot’s of different sizes to fit your space.
This project really put the finishing touch on this pantry renovation & I can’t wait to share all my tips & tricks to make your first try your best try!
- The first step is measure your space and choose a stencil that will fit or can be cut to fit without looking awkward. I did have to cut a small amount off of my stencil to make it fit.
This is the French Bee Trellis Stencil from Stencil Revolution!
- Spray an adhesive onto the back of the stencil.
As you can tell this tip came after I had already tried to use the stencil without it! When you are using a large stencil like this an adhesive really helps the middle of the stencil to stick firmly to the wall.
- Once the adhesive is sprayed onto the back of the stencil, firmly smooth it onto the wall. I went a little overboard & also taped the stencil down at the corners.
- After the stencil is up it’s time to get painting! The most important thing to remember when it comes to painting stencils is to use the bare minimum of paint.
The roller should be very “dry” to help stop bleed through.
The method that worked the best for me is to dip a foam roller into the paint, roll the majority off in the tray, & then roll even more off in a paper towel.
- Now that you are ready to roll (sorry I couldn’t help myself 😉) start at the corner of the stencil & dab on the paint using the roller.
I found that dabbing worked a lot better than rolling the paint on!
- Some portions of the stencil may still be loose, use a pencil to push down those spots as you roll over them.
- It may take multiple layers to build up paint onto the stencil because the brush is not loaded with paint.
Slow & steady will win the stencil race y’all, trust me!
After the design is completely painted, let the paint dry for a few minutes before removing the stencil. I used a fan to speed up the process because I was so excited to see the final product!
My second take went so much better than my first! I had to do very minor touch ups using a craft paint brush & you probably wouldn’t have noticed the minor imperfections anyways.
How perfect is this faux stencil backsplash y’all?!
I absolutely love how this completely elevated the renovation & it was so simple to create!
Stencils are the perfect faux backsplash because it is super budget savvy & easy to change if you feel like a different design later on!
This is definitely one of my favorite projects of this pantry renovation! Now that I am a professional stenciler, I am already browsing a Stencil Revolution design for my staircase!