DIY Faux Handpainted Tile Ideas With Stencils!

Blue and white handpainted Mediterranean tiles on stair risers in breathtaking beach house on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Ever since I shared Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s

work on that Malibu modern farmhouse renovation,

images of their clients’ staircase (above) with those

Walker Zanger tiles on stair risers have been

blowing up Pinterest like nobody’s business.

It got me thinking…

 

image result for staircase Malibu Mediterranean Modern Farmhouse Giannetti Home
Giannetti Home

 

I wonder how one could achieve

a similar look (on a budget) with a little

creativity, imagination, and stencil magic.

 

Royal Design studio Renaissance stencil for handpainted floor tile look on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

I’m a huge fan of stenciling since it is low cost,

can be done with relative ease, and

involves no grout!

 

And guess what happens if you tire of it?

No wallpaper-removal-fueled nervous breakdowns.

You paint over it and call it a day,

your mental health left fully intact.

 

Royal Design Studio Stencils is my favorite source,

and I stenciled a dressing room with their Fortuny stencil

in our former home:

 

Fortuny stenciled wall in romantic dressing room with Louis ghost chair by Hello Lovely Studio
Fortuny stencil and Louis Ghost Chair

 

Stenciled mirror with French script for etched look by Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio

 

…as well as multiple stenciling projects

with my all-time favorite French Poem Stencil (above).

 

Today, I’m dreaming about what can be done

to love back to life

plain ol’ white ceramic tile on floors,

walls, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, etc.

 

What if you could make that boring tile

look both high-end and handpainted?

You CAN!

 

This video from Royal shows it is possible…

 

 

For stencils, you’ll need Renaissance Set A and Renaissance Set B

in the right size for your project since there are several options.

Maybe toss paint and brushes/rollers in the cart too

should you desire to snag it all in one fell swoop.

 

Look at the gorgeous stencil patterns:

 

Renaissance Stencil

Keep in mind too how much room there

is for customization…not just with paint colors,

but say you want a vintage/aged look?

Go for it with aging glaze.

Maybe you prefer a subdued look?

That’s easy to do with paint!

 

Blue and white stenciled floor tiles for handpainted look on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Before we get to a bunch of inspiring handpainted tile

images to woo you silly, can I show you a few examples

of plain tiles maybe begging to get their Cinderella story?

 

At some point in the late ’80s and early ’90s,

everybody was installing plain white floor

and wall tile, and I would imagine it’s a messy,

costly job to remove tile…

oh yeah, I don’t have to imagine since that’s

just what we had to do here at the fixer:

 

Before Master Bathroom in Chicagoland fixer upper by Hello Lovely Studio
We demo’d lots of square white ceramic tile from our master bath.

 

Typical white tile floor in many a kitchen.

 

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Not at all bad looking, but imagine the possibilities!

Ready for a parade of gorgeous tile

to inspire your own handpainted

or faux handpainted projects?

Awesome.

 

Let’s pin as if there’s no tomorrow.
(image source: Pinterest)

Blue and white beautiful handpainted tile on stairs in Giannetti Home's project on Hello Lovely Studio
My favorite: Giannetti Home

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

Okay, this one is missing the

handpainted tile, but I couldn’t

resist including it as a palate

cleanser in the parade of inspiration.

Gorgeous doggie groom room!

 

Vivid blue and white painted mural and tile in mud room with dog shower on Hello Lovely Studio
I want a puppy groom room.

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Delft Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
Handpainted Tile Inspiration

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

 

Handpainted European style Mediterranean handpainted tile in gorgeous room on Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Faux Handpainted Tiles With Stencils

Hope this inspired your decorating ideas!
Visit Royal Design Studio Stencils for
everything you need for that stencil project!

 

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Peace to you right where you are.

michele

 

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6 Comments

  1. September 1, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    What a fun post! Those blue tiles are speaking my language ❤️ Have a great weekend, my friend

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:58 am

      soooo charming! 🙂

  2. September 7, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Beautiful stencil ideas.

  3. September 7, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Thanks, for reading Krista!

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