Before & After: From Studs To A Serious Color Explosion

Before & After: From Studs To A Serious Color Explosion

Sarah Rae Smith
May 16, 2011

Have you ever played the tile hunting game? If you've ever renovated a bathroom there's a good chance you have! It's this frustrating combination of trying to find the exact color of tile you want in a price point you can afford and more often than not it ends in headache instead of victory — unless you make everything yourself!

Instructables user jeff-o and his wife decided to not spent a million hours searching down the exact colors of tile for their new bathroom and instead, set to work hand mixing color and painting up their own. By purchasing inexpensive $0.33/ea white tile they saved a bundle by painting the tops with FolkArt Enamels (which can be baked in the oven). Although they come in a great deal of colors, they still had to mix some of their own for this seamless color wheel effect.

The results are simply stunning and would be a great way to get a big burst of color in the exact shade your looking for without the normal shopping pains that come with it. Think outside the box and ponder using something like this for a backsplash in a kitchen, a tiled kitchen table or follow in their footsteps and take the idea into the bath!

Check out more photos and all the project details at Instructables

Image: jeff-o for Instructables

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