DIY Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash

DIY Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash
DIY Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash
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If you want to add a bit of interest to your kitchen, but don't want the traditional tiled backsplash, then try a different kind of backsplash. This DIY Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash is way easier than installing tile and looks stunning. You don't need an elaborate mosaic in your kitchen to add color. With some plywood, glass, and wallpaper of choice, you can have a quick and easy DIY kitchen backsplash for your home. This DIY home decor project will impress friends and family who visit. Try it and see how easy it is.

From the blogger: "I had a new kitchen recently installed and didn’t want the usual tiled backsplash for the cooker. I wanted something that was going to be a bit of a statement piece. Therefore when I come across some gorgeous Dragonfly wallpaper, I knew that was the one for my kitchen. A DIY backsplash (splashback) with wallpaper was the way to go. The wallpaper is protected with a piece of glass and is screwed to the wall. Plus you know what the really awesome thing about this DIY backsplash (splashback), is that it’s really easy to unscrew the glass and change the wallpaper when you feel like something different."

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



Materials List

  • Wallpaper and paste
  • Quality plywood
  • Low iron glass
  • Domed mirror screws
  • Tile trim (optional)

DIY Project Instructions


  1. Measure the area you want the backsplash. Get some plywood cut to the size.

  2. Wallpaper the plywood with your chosen paper.

  3. At the hardwood store order low iron glass the same size as your plywood with four holes drilled in the corner for screws.

  4. Mark screw holes in the wall, drill and plug.

  5. Using dome capped mirror screws, screw the glass and wallpapered plywood to the wall.

  6. Add tile trim to the edge of the backsplash.

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what a good idea

This is pretty. This back splash really brightened up the kitchen. I really love the wallpaper. This idea can surely be customized to any kitchen. Thanks for the idea.

This is a smart idea. The glass will be easy to clean over the tiles because there is no grout. I had never heard if low iron glass. I went straight to our local home improvement store's website but they did not have the glass. Then I did a search and that was useless. Any link to where you made the purchase would be greatly appreciated.


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