Most kitchens and wet bars have a standard backsplash that is made of laminate, granite, tile, or marble. 

If you prefer to have a backsplash that is a little different from everyone else, here are a few ideas to try.

Unique backsplash ideas for a kitchen or wet barphoto courtesy of ShadowFireArts Crates
If you enjoy wine, consider recycling wine boxes into a backsplash. 

Since wine crates are made of wood, they are not the best option for someone who splashes a lot of water around.

To protect the wood, seal it with a polyurethane or another product to keep the moisture out.


Street Signs
For a more industrial feel, consider recycling old street signs into your new unique backsplash.

You can use all green street signs or use a colorful assortment of different street signs in different shapes and colors.

For a farmhouse style kitchen, you can't go wrong with the look of shiplap.

You can leave it a natural color or paint it the color of your choice.

Since shiplap is wood, make sure it does not get drenched with water.

Some people prefer to use cement board instead of wood since it is less flamable.

Mirrored backsplashes have been around for a while, however many people do not like them because they show off the back side of items on the countertop, such as the cord at the back of the toaster.

Instead of using regular mirror, consider using antiqued mirror instead.

The antiqued mirror will allow light to reflect but distort the reflection.

You can use a solid piece of mirror custom made for your kitchen, or you can use antiqued mirror tiles, which would be much easier to install as a DIY project. 

Some people love wallpaper while others hate it.

If you want a lot of bang for your buck, a graphic wallpaper backsplash will definitely work!

Ensure that the wallpaper will stand up to occasional splashing and that it is able to be wiped clean.

A truly unique and one-of-a-kind backsplash option is to make a custom photo wallpaper and have your family and friends or favorite location be ever present in your kitchen.


Tin Tiles
For a lesser expensive backsplash option that you can install yourself, consider using tin tiles.

Tin tiles come in many different colors, sizes, and shapes.

You can purchase new tin tiles and use them as is or paint them to match your decor.

Another more unique option is to use vintage or salvaged tin tiles from an antique store or flea market.

If budget is not a concern, you can use real leather as your kitchen or wet bar backsplash.

You can upholster the entire backsplash using a few hides, or you can use leather tiles.

Faux leather is another option that is less cost prohibitive.


Mosaic Using Random Objects
Almost everyone has seen a mosaic tile backsplash, however you can make a mosaic backsplash out of other unique items.

You can create a backsplash out of pennies, river rock, broken plates, bottle caps, or whatever else you are attracted to.

The amount of time required to install a mosaic backsplash depends on the size of the individual objects.


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