Tile Stenciling my Laundry Room

How do you upgrade your basic tile without breaking the bank? Easy – you paint over it! Let me show you how I revamped my builder grade laundry room tile with paint and a stencil.
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Laundry Room Makeover – Part 1

How do you upgrade your basic tile without breaking the bank? Easy – you paint over it! Let me show you how I revamped my builder grade laundry room tile with paint and a stencil.

laundry room makeover painted tile and DIY washer and dryer countertop

When we first moved into our new home, I knew I was going to have to do a lot of DIY to get it to look the way I wanted it to. We bought a builder grade home at an amazing price and even though most of it was to our liking, it still lacked the personality I wanted! Since I was totally new to home reno I had to build myself up to taking on a bigger project like an entire room – and that’s where the laundry room came in! Tucked away in a corner, leading to the garage door and a small hallway on the other side, it was small enough for me to tackle as my first project and away from guests so if turned out horrible I could just shut the door and pretend it never happened!

I had already pinned a million images from months before and narrowed it down to a few key elements:

  1. Patterned tile
  2. a Butcher block countertop
  3. subway tile backsplash

Now with these three key elements I had to figure out how to keep the cost as low as possible. For the tile, I figured I would stencil over the current tile and use a simple tutorial that super DIY-er Angela Rose had put up last year. Another person I’d like to mention is Liz, from Within the Grove, she is such a sweetheart – always looking to help and just encourages you to do your very best. She had a similar tutorial that you can see here. I am seriously so so thankful to all the DIY-ers out there who I have religiously been following since over a year and slowly but steadily building courage to attempt projects on my own! Without all those available resources I would not have lifted a finger.

With an army of resources, I set out to paint my own boring tile!

tile stenciling laundry room floor

I picked the Amira stencil from Dizzy Duck Designs, I fell in love with Angela’s tile pattern! While it was being shipped, I gathered the rest of my supplies. I decided to pick up some chalk paint in graphite and linen white which is a lot easier to use for a first timer as compared to tile paint. I already had the primer, brushes and roller from a previous painting project. The last two items I got were Polycrylic to seal the paint and some sandpaper to slightly scuff up the tile before painting.

painted tile floor with stencil

I’m going to spare you all the details because it’s already been done by the lovely ladies I mentioned above and they did amazing tutorials! For those of you who are interested in watching the process in more detail, I have uploaded stories from start to finish on my Instagram page. I’d love for you to stop by there and take a look! For under $50, this was a really great, simple project to pick up for a first timer like me! I have tons of painting experience but never on tile! So if I did this, you can too!

painted laundry room tile floor

The next step after finishing the tile was to attempt building the Countertop – I have to admit, that gave me nightmares and I put it off for the longest time! I’ll tell you all about it in another post.

Until then, I hope you guys have a wonderful week ahead!

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