15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas

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Sharing 15+ unique & creative DIY backsplash ideas with you today!

Good Morning Friends! Can you believe it’s June already?? I can’t! But I am glad rainy May is over.
Maybe we’ll get more sun than rain this month.

Since we are finished with the Coastal Farmhouse Laundry Makeover, we can now get back to the other projects we had planned.
One of them is our Master Bath/Closet renovation and the other is replacing the tile in our kitchen. (and repainting the cabinetry and painting the walls)
I’ve actually already ripped out all the old tile and am ready to get on with it.
But, I think I am rethinking the tile choice I mentioned recently in another post as well as the bottom of this post.

So today I thought I’d share some fun inspiration in the form of DIY Backsplash Ideas.
At the bottom of the post, I’ll share what we have planned for our kitchen and our backsplash (minus the exact tile choice, at the moment).
I thought I’d share what others are doing too!


The links to all of the DIY backsplash ideas are below each photo collage, clockwise from the top.
Please click each link to visit the post and be sure to directly PIN from each project’s post.

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

  1. Easy Temporary Backsplash – The Crazy Craft Lady
  2. Faux Subway Tile Painted Backsplash – Shrimp Salad Circus
  3. DIY Faux Kitchen Tile Backsplash – A Turtle’s Life For Me
  4. Smart Tile Backsplash (Peel and Stick) – Little House of Four

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

  1. High End Look With Peel & Stick Tiles (Stenciled!) – Lost and Found Decor
  2. Paint Existing Tile – Bright Green Door
  3. Vinyl Flooring Backsplash – Re-Fabbed
  4. Paint Existing Tile – Duke Manor Farm

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

  1. PVC Decorative Panels in Silver – The Weathered Fox
  2. Wood Plank Backsplash – A Fabuless Life
  3. Beadboard Backsplash – Ella Claire
  4. Peel and Stick Glass Tiles – Craving Some Creativity

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

  1. Quick & Easy with Smart Tiles – Art Is Beauty
  2. Subway Smart Tiles – Finding Silver Pennies
  3. Marble & Glass Tiles – Run To Radiance
  4. How To Install Herringbone Tile – Addicted 2 Decorating

And one of my own…..

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

This picture is a few years old but you get the idea.
This was a super simple tiling project that I completed in one day.
You can find the details on it here, “DIY Kitchen Tile Backsplash
But as I said above, this tile is now gone and I’m ready to freshen this area up with new tile.
I’ll share soon!

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Lots of GREAT ideas!! 15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

Now for my plans, you might have seen me mention in a post or two that I was going to change things up in here.
I had planned to replace the countertop with a lighter one, such as a marble-style laminate.
BUT since we are planning to move in the next year I don’t think we will do that.
What we will do is replace the tile backsplash since it really doesn’t match the style in my home any longer.

Here is what I originally thought I’d be using…..

15+ Unique & Creative DIY Backsplash Ideas artsychicksrule.com

UPDATE!! See my finished coastal-style DIY backsplash here! (I didn’t end up using this tile)

Minus the countertop samples, as mentioned.
But I have my eye on a couple of others. I’ll share on my Instagram stories soon.

I will also paint the brown wall area above the cabinets (and I think the rest of the kitchen) in the same paint I used in our family room and coastal farmhouse guest bath. (Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams)
Not only that, but I will be painting the off-white cabinets in the same white I used in my coastal farmhouse laundry.
A nice bright white and I can’t wait.
The kitchen island will also be getting a makeover.  Don’t worry, it’s staying blue!!
I’m just painting it a lighter, softer, more blue/aqua shade instead.

I’m going for a lighter, more coastal feel in the kitchen.  Well, as much as I can with black appliances and a black granite island top.
As I mentioned, I’ve already removed the tile. It was an interesting process with that sticky-style mat I used.
I’ll share all the details on that later.

As tired as I am from the rush, rush of getting the One Room Challenge laundry room done, I am ready to get it all done!
Once you get going it’s easy to keep going. It’s the getting started that can sometimes be a bear.

So, stay tuned as we have lots going on over here. I’ll be sharing it all right here on the blog as we go along.
We hope to get started back on the master bath/closet soon. (that’s been a long time coming and I cannot wait to have it done)
I’ll be working on the kitchen while the Mr is working on the build-out details of the room upstairs.
A little here and a little there and maybe they’ll both be done around the same time. I can only hope!

I hope you all gathered some great inspiration for DIY backsplash ideas today.
It’s hard and can sometimes be overwhelming to choose tile and other elements of design for our homes.
Design photos and ideas in others’ homes helps me, hope it helps you too!

Have a blessed weekend,


  1. If you are planning on selling your home in the next year, please make sure that any changes that you do to your home now, will not turn off prospective buyers.

    As a former real estate agent and home stager, I’ve seen homes where the current owners made a number of significant changes to the house knowing that they would be listing the house in the near future (I consider one year out the near future). Instead of making the home saleable, these changes made the home harder to sell because prospective buyers saw the “improvements” as something that would need to be undone.

    1. Hi Sandra, Oh yes, I wholeheartedly agree!! Pretty much everything in my home is more on the neutral side now (colors etc). The backsplash I’m putting in is also a bit more neutral than the brown I had before. (and in keeping with the rest of the home) Thanks for sharing the info and tips, many of which I’ve considered already for exactly the reasons you’ve mentioned. :)

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