After I did my DIY Faux backsplash using a sponge for my master bath, I kept thinking about what other ways I could do a faux backsplash in the kids bathroom. I had already used the sponge technique a few times, and I wanted to try something a little different. I had seen so many DIYers use Sharpie on walls for so many neat patterns and I thought why not try a faux subway tile with Sharpie? And so I did.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sharpie pens. (I used these)
- Level–I used a 48 inch level ruler + 12 inch level ruler (it all depends on your space)
- Magic Eraser (OPTIONAL: for smudges)
First let me show you what the space looked like before..
And here’s the other side..
For my bathroom, I decided to do “tiles” that were 4″x6″ in size–however, you choose what works best for your space.
I used the level to draw all the horizontal lines in pencil, and then the same with the vertical lines. The level is a HUGE life saver.
Trace the lines with Sharpie! And that’s it. Just make sure you have music on hand, and maybe a drink, just to keep you sane.
And once I was done, here’s what it looked like! FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.
And the other side of the bathroom..
And back around…..The corners were a bit tough, make sure you still sharpie right on the corner!
It was VERY easy, but incredibly tedious. If you are a beginner at DIYs, this is totally doable. That ruler level is a complete lifesaver, and makes this super easy. Lastly, I learned after I did this DIY, that some DIYers use Sharpie paint pen (instead of the Sharpie markers I used). I don’t know the difference, but I’ve heard the others may be easier to paint over. I simply linked what I used for this specific DIY–do your research if you’re concerned about removing it down the road!
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