We have just finished an amazing kitchen renovation, and the other day as I was sitting there admiring the handy work, and my eyes kept getting caught on the plug ins and light switches! I wanted to do what I could to hide them as best as possible. This is what I ended up doing !
Step 1: Pick Your Colours
I brought a piece of my back splash into the paint store and starting matching up the different colours of tile. **Don’t forget the grout colour** A great way to get a really good match is to actually cross your eyes slightly! If it disappears when you do this, then you have a good match.
Step 2: Mix Your Colours
Because I had 10 or more colours of tile, I ended up mixing a lot of my own paint to match. I used some house paint that I had left around and then also some craft paint. I mixed the colours as close as I could.
Step 3: Paint Your Grout Colour
This step doesn’t have to be perfect. I just did one coat, it wasn’t the best coverage, but I knew it would be hidden soon enough.
Step 4: Tape Your Grout Lines
The only tape I will ever use is Frog Tape for it’s amazing no bleed qualities, it is such a time saver! Unfortunately there is no tape on the market as thin as I needed for this project, so I just cut thin strips and put them on the outlet covers. Make sure you match the same tile widths as best as you can so it looks the best.
Step 5: Paint Your Tile
Try and mimic the same back splash that you have as best you can with it’s randomness.
Step 6: Remove the Tape
This is always my favorite step 🙂
Step 7: Glass Finish
Some of the tiles in my back splash are glass, so I took my high gloss nail polish and went over those colours, giving the outlet cover a more authentic look.
Step 8: Installation!
Attach all your new outlet covers and VIOLA! Although it isn’t exact, it looks a lot better than the full white covers that were there before. Now I am motivated to actually grout the back splash!
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