Easy Rustic Backsplash

2 Materials
$50
2 Hours
Easy

When we built our guest cottage instead of giving it a full kitchen, we designed in a wet bar. We gave it a sink and a counter big enough for a coffee station and microwave. The one thing I couldn't decide on was what to do for a backsplash.

Walking through Hobby Lobby, I was inspired when I saw these bags of wood slices. I thought they would make a beautiful backsplash.

I could do it myself by simply gluing them to the wall with wood glue. It would be quick, easy and inexpensive.

It was a bit like putting a puzzle together. I loved that I couldn't make a mistake.

I just had to keep layering in the ones that fit. There is naturally space between the circles and that's ok.

Each bag of circles cost under $5 and it took about ten bags for me to cover the area under the cabinets.

I tried to vary the different sizes of circles each time I glued a piece on.

We kept it below the cabinets giving it a relaxed slope up under the open shelves.

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  • FdLNana
    on Jun 26, 2020

    Do you put any kind of protective coating over it. As a backsplash, at least at my house, there would be a lot of dirt and grime, or just everyday dust. How do you clean it and keep it clean?

    • Mary Porod
      on Jun 27, 2020

      I would imagine that since it’s a wet bar and not a regular kitchen backsplash it’s not going to get the use and abuse that a regular kitchen backsplash would. I could see dust being the biggest problem since there is no cooktop to be a source of splatters. Probably could be vacuumed if it gets dusty. I think it’s a super cute rustic touch for a guest cottage.

  • Nancy
    on Jun 26, 2020

    How do you keep it clean and stain free? Those wood slices are very porous.


  • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz
    on Jun 26, 2020

    Just curious as how do you keep it clean and did you seal it?

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