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DIY Faux Subway Tile Using A Sharpie In Two Easy Steps!

April 26, 2020

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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: First let me show you what the space looked like before.. img_5736 And here’s the other side.. img_5737 For my bathroom, I decided to do “tiles” that were 4″x6″ in size–however, you choose what works best for your space. First step: 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. img_5622 Second step: 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. img_5649 And once I was done, here’s what it looked like!  FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE. img_5700 And the other side of the bathroom.. img_5701 img_5705 img_5709 And back around…..The corners were a bit tough, make sure you still sharpie right on the corner! img_5718 img_5717 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! As always, please DM me on Instagram if you try this or have questions!  And again, the full video tutorial is here. And please, sign up for my email updates below.  I promise I won’t spam you.  We can be best buds. Love, Deema Feedback? Comment below, or email me: (Deema Tabbara Lopez) at prettyonfridays@gmail.com Follow me on Instagram Sign up for Newsletter updates Follow me on Pinterest
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  1. […] had this 48-inch level and this 12 inch level left over from when I did my DIY sharpie subway tile and used them.  I honestly don’t know how I decided, but I landed on doing 12″ x […]

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