Affordable How to Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Makeover!

WOW!  Y’all totally loved my $62 kitchen makeover blog post! If you missed it you can find it here! And in this weeks post I think you are going to absolutely love my affordable how to subway tile kitchen backsplash makeover that I completed in 1 weekend! (this post was featured on hometalk

This is yet another LONG OVERDUE BLOG POSTS! March 2018 I decided to give my kitchen a makeover that quickly spread to my living room, dining room, entry way and the hall! Funny how those DIY projects somehow multiply! But it was time for something new! In other words, EASY AND AFFORDABLE KITCHEN MAKEOVER! 

So, Here is the BEFORE! This means before the paint on the cabinets, the wall paint update and the backsplash! BEFORE IT ALL!

Super boring right! (By the way, I previously had a brick and mortar store called The Rusty Nail Home Market which is where I used to do all kinds of HOW TO DIY STUFF!)

The backsplash project wasn’t all that hard or expensive. I posted a poll asking my friends on my facebook page of over 43,000 followers 🙂 to help me decide! It was a no brainer. MINI SUBWAY TILE WAS THE WINNER!

You can catch the video here that I put together from my INSTA Stories when I did this project. Shame on me for not taking better photos! OR FILMING IT! WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! 

I think the entire cost for the back splash for my size kitchen was right around $100 that included the mini subway tile sheets. 12×12 in size, the trim pieces, spacers, the adhesive and the grout. (tools we had already)

These photos are from that video above. Again, pulled from my instagram stories!

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I had never done a back splash in my entire life, so if this girl can do it so can you! (If you missed it on my KITCHEN post, I had the flu during this whole project) THE FLU! But I was determined not to be defeated lol! I got it done! I know it seems intimidating but honestly it’s not that bad.

If you mess up, the great thing is nothing is FULLY set yet. You can still move things around.


USE A TILE CUTTER, either a hand tool or a saw. and work around your outlet covers, you might also need to get longer screws since your face plates will sit farther away. (take your current screws to hardware store to get longer ones and the proper threading) 

Apply the subway tiles to the adhesive apply adhesive with this tool!

USE SPACERS and LEVEL! This doesn’t need to be completely perfect but watch for your tiles to slip and you may need to go in and add more spacers. I didn’t use spacers in all areas. Just where needed.

ALLOW TO DRY and then GROUT! I waited over night! I used the grout float to help me then wipe excess away with a sponge! That is it. 

I made sure my counters were fully cleared off! This stuff is messy. ALSO Have on had a few wet towels you will be wiping and rinsing! ALOT!



I hope this inspires you to take on your own kitchen! I did the cabinets in 1 weekend and the back splash the next! So over 2 weekends time the project was DONE!

Whether you are my business friend or a full creative DIY addict, Be inspired! Pass this on and be sure to pin it to your boards for future reference! 🙂

XOXO- Amber

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