I have an almost identical fireplace and bookshelves in my front room - color, trim, etc. So I looked at this to get ideas for improvement and realized SHE HAS NO BOOKS! Never mind. I'll take my books over good looks.
think I just found the perfect backsplash. I have this exact paneling in my livingroom and it has held up beautifully. Its cheap and easy to take care of. I think this would have looked better w/o the wine bottles too.