INSIDE: How to create your own stair step subway tile pattern for the kitchen. Pattern tutorial for alternative traditional subway tile backsplash.

How to create your own stair step subway tile pattern |

Home projects happen slowly here. If I had my way, everything would already be done and we’d be starting Round 2 by now! But my husband likes to take his time so the bigger projects take.a.long.time.

And so that is how – a year and a half later – we finally installed a backsplash in our kitchen. Considering it cost us about $60, I’m not quite sure why it was such a long thought-out project but I married a thinker!

This is how we stair stepped our way to a back splash …finally.

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How to Install Easy $60 Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash + Free Pattern

This time ’round, we actually bought the white subway tiles in the store like civilized folks. But because we have to put our own touch to projects, we created our own stair step subway tile pattern.

Stair Step Subway Tile; Alternative to Traditional Subway Tile Layout

How to Create a Stair Step Subway Tile backsplash Pattern

Because this pattern was a little too “advanced” to just wing it, we opted to trace the tile pattern onto the wall. The probability of a crooked pattern was so very much a reality when it comes to our DIY projects!

Stair Step Subway Tile collage 2

So the lucky husband spent a few hours tracing…and tracing and tracing.

Alternative to traditional subway tile; stair step subway tile pattern

easy, fast stair step pattern subway tile kitchen backsplash

Stair Step Subway Pattern: Alternative to traditional subway tile layout

Inexpensive $60 white subway tile using stair step pattern for kitchen backsplash.


DIY stair step subway tile kitchen backsplash with free pattern download.

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