Colorful, Junky Backsplash

December 29th, 2009 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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Using old dishes from my grandmother, bits and pieces of my favorite small junky finds and old broken tiles I created my kitchen backsplash in mosaic. This is one of my favorite junk creations.

Using old dishes from my grandmother, bits and pieces of my favorite small junky finds and old broken tiles I created my kitchen backsplash in mosaic. This is one of my favorite junk creations.


I painted my kitchen walls lime green and wanted something behind my stove to draw the color back to that area. My solution was to create a mosaic backsplash. The actual placing of the pieces did not really take that long...a day or two, but the grouting is still not completely finished. Course no one notices that but me, I know where I still need to get busy on that. It is a fairly large area and I used old dishes belonging to my grandmother, small junk,broken tiles,  and even the tops of incense cans. That little bit of metal really makes it pop! It is quite the conversation piece in my kitchen, and one friend brings others to see the backsplash all the time. It's fun!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, artwork, eclectic, glass, funky, country, kitchen, black, turquoise, tin-metallic, ceramic, grey, tile, orange, lime

Comments (15)

CreepinJen writes: Very colorful. Should definitely make cooking more fun.
Posted: 5:50 pm on March 26th
KAJUNK writes: Great job, love your idea! Posted: 7:31 pm on March 8th
artteachergirl writes: Thank you! I have several memory jars too:-) Posted: 7:04 pm on February 1st
hnycreek writes: very cool looking back splash and I love the idea of other objects set in with the tile, kind of reminds me of a memory jar! Great job! Posted: 6:22 pm on February 1st
artteachergirl writes: Thanks,Midge! A lot of work, but a lot of fun also. Posted: 8:53 pm on January 10th
junkermidge writes: Great job on your backsplash! The color is great. I did something similar in my kitchen, but probably about half the area. It was very time consuming and near the end was So anxious to be done. So glad you stuck with it, the completed project is wonderful (you're right, I doubt anyone notices the uncompleted grout except you).
Midge Posted: 9:38 pm on January 7th
shabbychick writes: Your backsplash is wonderful - so colorful and clever! Your kitchen must be a fun place to spend time! :)

Kathy Posted: 11:36 pm on January 2nd
alicemom writes: How fab!!!!!
Happy new year! send the rest of the "story"!
smiles, alice Posted: 1:23 pm on December 30th
Junkyard_Ballerina writes: WoW - I'd love to see a photo of more of the wall! Lime green just makes me happy. How cool to use it in your kitchen. (do you know about vaccuming it either before or instead of washing it down?...get dust off before using water...learned the hard way, as usual ; ) I'm curious about that square lime tile. Happy New Year!
Posted: 12:54 pm on December 30th
MakinItHappen writes: Very nice. Isn't mosaic-ing the most fun? How bout a picture of the backsplash and the wall. Posted: 11:51 am on December 30th
oldnews writes: I love this! I did the top to my old picnic table similarly and I also get compliments all the time! love the lime green, it just grabs you eye! I bet it looks amazing in person! Beautiful work! Marie Posted: 11:21 am on December 30th
jillruth writes: Great. Would love to see a bigger picture. Collage is so intriguing and that's a collaged backsplash! Posted: 11:06 am on December 30th
suewhitney writes: I always adored creative back splashes...yours is awesome! Love! Happy New year...

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:05 am on December 30th
RustyDiva writes: I'm looking for backsplash ideas for my kitchen redo. Would love to see "the big picture" of yours. Great idea. Posted: 10:26 am on December 30th
grannijo writes: Very cool!...bit you are the talk of the neighborhood!!...lol...love lime green but have always been afraid to paint that color...maybe some day!...could be 2010?...lol...thanks for sharing!..sharon Posted: 8:19 am on December 30th
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