Friday, March 5, 2010

Tutorial on back splash center piece

When i could not find a Toile center piece for my kitchen, I decided to make my own. I got the white tile at Home Depot.

I put the tiles down on my table to made a pretty frame. Then I washed and let dry the tile.

I used decal paper and copied a Toile motif i liked.

I used a surface conditioner for ceramics. When dry, I transfered the Toile design with a pencil.
Then it was time to paint. I used black and brown paint for ceramic. With a thin brush, i painted everything changing the drawing to my liking. I let dry for 10 days. Always follow in the instruction on bottle.
This is waterproof and SO amazing....I had the Tile guy, cut the edges for the frame and install it ...that was it!!!

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Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Good job! And nice kitchen, Thanks for shareing.

Anastasia Schembri said...

You are ingenious! What an excellent job you did, I love it!
Thanks for stopping by Lily Lemontree and for leaving the nice comment! I will be following as well.
Have a great weekend!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, that turned out beautifully! You did an amazing job and it looks gorgeous in your kitchen! What a wonderful idea!

Kat :)

GwendolynKay said...

So smart! What a fab idea! Too bad I have a microwave over my stove.

BeautifulDees said...

Beautiful kitchen, I love the toile. Your blog is awesome and you are beautiful. Drop by sometime.

BonjourRomance said...

Félicitations, a beautiful job. You've inspired me to try something like this.
Hope Zacky had settled back in.
A bientôt

Blondie's Journal said...

Incredible job. I love it. It is simple and pretty. Thanks for sharing! :-)


Ivy Jane Adison said...

Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful. I can't believe how stylish, big and fabulous it is.
What inspired you to choose this fashion?

Tracy said...

What creative talent you have!! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks so beautiful! What a great solution you came up with!


Julie Harward said...

You not only can are a very clever girl too! Just beautiful...a great idea! Love it :D

Natasha in Oz said...

That is so beautiful! I can't believe you did this yourself. I love it!

Your kitchen is stunning too!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BELLE IMAGE! UN COUP DE GENIE! This was way cool....and your maison is just splendid!

Unknown said...

Thank you to all.What inspired me. I just looked at kitchen in magazines and the white cabinets were very appealing to me and matched the rest of the house i was putting together. Then i just stayed in the color choice of white, brown, black (toile inspired).

Ivy Jane Adison said...

What was the most difficult part in deciding how to accomplish your dream kitchen? Were you on a tight budget at any point? .. (my husband hates it when I spend too much money)

Unknown said...

A kitchen remodeling takes a long time to accomplish if you want a good deal. I would start 6 months early. Getting 3 estimates for the cabinetry. 3 for the counter tops.
Going to the tile shop for seasonal clearances.(i got my floor on discontinued clearance for 3$ a square foot, the price of cheap ceramics). For me it is very easy to design and put together. I can see everything together in my mind.
The hard part is the construction. It can take up to 6 months for a remodeling. We were building houses with a builder and were doing fine until we build this house. We ran out of money at the bank at the painting job???
The builder dropped us. We had to finish the house by ourselves and it cost 40% extra.
The kitchen is not where you want to be too cheap... the 3 places that sell a house are the kitchen and the master bedroom and bath.though you can cut corners... instead of full granite slabs, get the encasing one.
Hope this helps.

From the Old InkWell said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! I was looking at your post below too and just love your kitchen. Love the white cabinets and the brick look backsplash! Love everything about it. Great job!

Madeline's Memory said...

Beautiful. You are so talented.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE details like that. I tile myself so I know what it takes to do it right. The center design is the icing on the cake. :)


Sandy said...

I really like your kitchen and the little design adds alot!

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