Searching for the perfect mosaic tile backsplash for your kitchen be overwhelming. The sheer number of options is mind-boggling, which means that figuring out a unique style that fits your personality can be difficult. So today we're sharing some inspiring mosaic tile backsplash ideas that will help you pin down the look you're going for. Bits of china and tile have never looked so beautiful. Here are a few mosaic back splashes that just might make you start breaking dishes. Opa!
Having been an avid DIYer for more years than I'd like to admit, I've run into more than a few embarrassing situations. Even with measuring twice (nay, FIVE times) a board will still get cut too short now and again. Those kinds of incidences aren't so much embarrassing as profanity-producing. No, I'm talking about stuff that is so mortifying you want to crawl in a hole. Case in point: Several years ago I decided to make a mosaic 'Welcome' sign to put in my garden. I cracked and broke the tiles into just the right sizes, glued them down with thinset onto my sub-straight, waited a day and then grouted it up. It looked great!
The sign was sitting on a bench
Located at the James Hotel in NYC, the permanent installation pictured above was created by artist Sarah Frost. Can you tell what she used to created it? Here's a picture of
I'm not telling. You have to guess. Here's some hints. The maker, mosaic artist Karen from Mosaic Works, made another mirror using steel rulers. This creation falls in the same category. That is the School House Series. Check your answer below.
Not everything is big in Texas…especially not my 650 square foot condo that I felt needed a little excitement. Everyone knows the kitchen is the epicenter of one’s home (no matter how small), so I figured this would be the best place to create a piece of art that would inspire my cooking as well as conversation from my family and guests.
I ran across the idea of creating a backsplash using broken plates and glass. As you see, starting small...
Mosaics, I love you. Let me count the ways.
- You are ancient. The oldest evidence shown in the archaelogical record indicates that mosaics date back to 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
- You are seemingly universal. So many cultures and so many artistic traditions have adopted you as their own medium of expression. Each work is imbued with a unique look specific to the time and place of the maker.
- You are complex assemblages of small things. The...
From Parchettificio, this mosaic floor is comprised of wood, steel and stone elements. Is it fit for a 'royal highness' or is it royally heinous?
Cassity from Remodelaholic spotted the picture above in her Pottery Barn catalog and was inspired. What sparked her interest was the mosaic leaning against the wall. Below was Cassity's interpretation.
Evit's glass mosaic and tile collection is nothing less than extraordinary. Their intricate shapes and luscious colors are undeniably eye-catching. So much so, their implementation would require a certain amount of pluck.
Whether this mosaic toilet appeals to you or it doesn't, you gotta give its maker props. All those pieces of mirror, the pink grout, the naked lady flush handle?! It's one impressive crapper.
Diane at CraftStylish puts old magazines to good use by turning their pages into reeds. Although she shows us how to make a magazine reed box, she tells us that the reeds can be used to decorate a myriad of things.
If you've always wanted to try mosaic something but were intimidated by the process, don't be! It's really not that hard. Think of it like this: It's sort of like putting a together a jigsaw puzzle, only you decide what the design will be.
Yup, that's right. It's a floor that's been tiled with thousands and thousands of pennies. If you're in the NY area, visit The Standard Grill to see it in person. Having done my share of tiling with mosaic, I can't even imagine.
Awhile ago I posted a photo of my friend's mosaic surfboard. Now she's gone and done a toaster and the piece of toast, to boot. She's revving up for a big mosaic workshop in San Francisco. Lucky!
I'm thinking she could try her hand at a Mosaic Sewing Machine.
To see more of her unconventional and conventional work
A few years ago contemporary mosaic artist Saimir Strati made a very large mosaic out of nails in the likeness of Leonardo Da Vinci. The piece took almost 400 kilos of nails which covered a 2 x 4m surface. To see more of his mosaic work, visit this page on his website. Via.
2008 was the year of the sticky-note mosaic...large, pixelated images created on walls from the sticky squares of Post-Its (see here, here, and here). So, in 2009, make your own with the help of this Instructable and some open source software. Just be careful with your paper waste.
Spotted this in a recent publication distributed by The Tile Shop. The ‘stream’ is actually glass tile. Also, imagine a 'dry river bed' made out of river rocks or rock mosaics, much like the image below, only more organic in shape, of course.
These stone-shaped stainless steel tiles from Solistone lend an organic feel to this very modern kitchen. They’re available in 8 different colors, including a gold-ish, coppery, graphite and watery blue, among others. For more information, visit Solistone’s Metal Collection.
Decorating Cent’s Joan Steffen & Co. share some clever ideas for reusing old plates. The 3-tiered desert tray made out of lamp parts is inspired!
Jeffrey Rudell over at Craft Stylish shares his process of making scrap paper mosaics. Materials are minimal on this one and include scrap paper–junk mail works perfectly–and some time. Simply tear your paper and assemble the pieces in the image you imagine. I’d suggest maybe using archival glue to adhere your final vision to, perhaps, an artist’s board or even just posterboard. When fashioning your image, Jeffrey says there’s two things to...