Eye Candy: Beautiful Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Mosaic tile backsplash
Photo: ToppsTiles

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. Continue Reading

Decor Disputes: What is Your Most Embarrassing DIY Moment?

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. Continue Reading

Ginger’s Major Mosaic Kitchen Makeover

created at: 08/16/2011

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.   Continue Reading

12 Incredible Mosaics from Around the World & Web

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 whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts. 
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Make a Pottery Barn Inspired Paper Mosaic


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. 


And because the ’tiles’ are actually made of paper, it would be an easy and inexpensive alternative to a traditional mosaic. Interested? Then you’ll need this stuff:

  •  a paper cutter
  • scrapbook paper
  • paint
  • paper glue
  • Modge Podge
  • a piece of wood (OSB or MDF) or art canvas

For the entire 6 step tutorial, head on over to You Can Make It. Continue Reading