By Barb 52 Comments How to Paint a Faux Brick Backsplash Filed Under: Backsplash, DIY, Kitchen, Kitchen Projects, Kitchen Re-Design, Painted Backsplash After Tagged With: backsplash, DIY, faux brick, Kitchen, kitchen backsplash, painted backsplashPin28Share14TweetShare42 Shares Every home has their own story. My story includes a little lesson on procrastination. Months ago, as you all know…. I paint my cabinets white. I painted the backsplash white, also. After years of having red cabinets, I LOVED the new crisp, white look. But, I felt that for me personally, there was a bit too much white. So I made the decision soon after to paint the backsplash Summer Cottage Blue. See the blue through the arch? That is my Living Room. It, too, was painted Summer Cottage Blue. DIY Tip: Did you realize this “Brick” Backsplash is simply a 4×8 sheet of Faux Brick paneling? About $20 a sheet at Lowe’s. As soon as I painted the backsplash white, I realized that it needed more. Because more is, well…. more. Right? So I purchased some wood corbels at Lowe’s. Two to start with, to see how they looked. I, also, bought a can of white spray paint. I came home and placed said corbels and paint on the counter. And that, my Bloggy Friends, is where they sat. For the next month. And then almost another month. So last week, I decided enough was enough. A few coats of basic off-the-shelf white spray paint was all the corbels needed. Note how I appeased The Hubbs by putting down some paper to prevent White Grass Disease like my last project. I, also, got out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and added some white dry brushing to the faux brick backsplash. But I wanted a bit more of a rustic “farmhouse” feel, so I took the hand sander and added some “patina.” And I sanded a little more, until I got this… The Hubbs hung the corbels. Can I just say – that the procrastination thing paid off this time. 🙂 Ok, it’s not completely finished. (There is just so much a procrastinator can accomplish in one week ya’ know. ) I still have to complete the backside of the niche, and also the opposite side of the kitchen. I hung my large white platter between the two corbels. This area of the kitchen has seen the most changes. I love how it has progressed. The next addition I need to make is updating the under-cabinet lighting. So while this job took only a few hours to complete- and was put off for entirely too long… it sure was worth the wait. xxoo, Barb Have you just discovered The Everyday Home Blog? If so, I would love for you to follow me by email so you never miss an update! Enter your email address to follow The Everyday Home: Delivered by FeedBurner You can also follow me on FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, and HOMETALK !! PIN !! PIN !! PIN !! Do you love to Pin? Of course you do. All you have to do to pin any of my pics is to hover your mouse over the top-left of any picture and click the “Pin It” Button. It’s that easy! Woot! www.farmhousedecorshop.com Sign up for the free Newsletter! Like Farmhouse Decor on FACEBOOK!