Eye Candy: 11 Totally Unique DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

by on Sep 15, 2014

Kitchen backsplashes can be rocks, mismatched tiles, something reflective geometric, or leaf printed.

Ceramic, stone, and glass tiles are the go-to materials of choice for most kitchen backsplashes. If you’re looking for something a little more unique than your typical white subway tile, though, take a peek at these 11 DIYable backsplash ideas!      

A yellow and white rug sits on the floor in a white kitchen.Decor8

1. Geometric Painted Plywood Backsplash

A pot sits on the stove with a backsplash behind it.FrugalBits

2. Back-Painted Glass Panel Backsplash

Water coming out of a tap and falling into the wash basin.ApartmentTherapy

3. Bottle Cap Backsplash

A clean sliver sink has a small white fish plate sitting by the faucet with a faux wood backslash.Circa Dee

4. Reclaimed Wood Backsplash

A blue kitchen has colorful patches of backsplash on the wall.Homedit

5. Mix-and-Match, Quilt-Style Tile Backsplash

A decorative backsplash behind a grey cabinet.Incorporated NY

6. Fabric Behind Glass Backsplash

A colorful backsplash lines the back of a counter under a cabinet.Homedit

7. Lego Backsplash

Wood cutting board and row of square glass spice jars in front of shiny black marble-look tiles.Material Girls

8. Antiqued Mirror Backsplash

Kitchen having white cabinet, green wall and a window in the middle.WooHome

9. Street Sign Backsplash

The sink in a corner of a kitchen with green round stones as a backsplash and a window on the left.HGTV

10. River Rock Backsplash

A green kitchen has a picture on the backsplash.WooHome

11. Enlarged Family Photo and Glass Panel Backsplash

Have you seen any other unusual backsplash materials? Share some of your favorite ideas in the comments below!

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    really like the river rock, we have a flagstone look vinyl floor,and light gray walls and white cabinets.

  2. Ian

    Loving the potential of the photo behind glass idea, but would be worried about potential problems with the image over time. The kitchen environment is pretty demanding. I wonder how best to prevent damage to the photo? Seal it all in with silicone or allow some sort of ventilation I wonder?

  3. Anonymous

    My son installed his own dark green soapstone countertops then purchased sheet metal to make a backsplash.  He left it outside for a few days in light fog conditions to weather it, which did a splendid job of speckling. He then covered with a clear coat of satin finish marine varnish to protect it.  It looks like a deep gray granite backsplash…absolutely gorgeous on a minimal budget.  It’s an ideal surface for magnetic knife racks and a memo board too,

  4. kris

    That punch tin panels you can buy at home improvement centers looks great and is fairly inexpensive. Colors in either silver or copper. It could be painted also.

  5. Anonymous

    I’m on a really tight budget. I’m talking tight. So I had to get creative. I did an aluminum. Foil back splash. It looks fantastic. I get so many compliments. Wish I could upload pics

  6. Catherine

    We have mosaic tiles as splash backs and our tiles were broken seconds, and donations from friends ????