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« on: February 11, 2004 08:54:38 PM »

My stove is next to a wall that is painted white.  Needless to say, I get it dirty from cooking.  I made a cheap backsplash/wall protector from a piece of poster board and some wallpaper border.  I cut the poster board in half lengthwise and centered the border on each piece, using Elmer's glue thinned with water.  Scrape out air bubbles with a credit card.  Lay them on a flat surface, covered with books, to dry flat.  When dry, tack them on the walls and you won't have to worry about wiping off white walls.  You could use wallpaper or wallpaper border.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2004 10:01:44 AM »

 great idea! I know how you feel!

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2004 04:03:47 PM »

Would that be dangerous if you have a gas stove and the vent is right at the top of the stove?  I have the same issue and do not want to clean the wall when I move (it was a pain in the last house).  

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2004 05:23:55 PM »

My stove backsplash is a sheet of metal (probably aluminum) that is for some outside use.  I don't know what.  I found it at the hardware store.  It looks like an inprint of decorative cinder blocks but I left it the metal silver.  Looks cool if you like that metal sort of look.  Just cut to fit and hang on the wall with nails in the corners.  It's really easy to clean and no one seems to know it isn't a "real" backsplash.  I bet you could paint it with metal paint but I'm not sure on the cleaning then.  Oh, total cost for enough for 2 backsplashes was $7.   Cheap and I have a second one just in case I want to paint one and try that.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2004 11:23:31 PM »

NynaeveAS - I was thinking of the same thing.  I think that the aluminum flashing looks great - especially with stainless steel appliances - and it cleans up with Fantastik.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2004 11:23:33 AM »

I have a book with this great idea for a backsplash
that's fun and fireproof -
You get a few metal cans (some nice, foreign ones look especially good with this project),
remove the top and bottom, make a cut along the side and flatten it with a hammer.
Then you have yourself a nice flat metal "tile", and you just use those to tile the wall behind your stove.

I haven't tried it myself yet (so I don't really know about cleaning or rust) , but I will get the picture from the book scanned and post it soon!

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004 11:50:22 AM »

You could use a metal kickplate- the things for the bottom of doors. They'd be rust & stain resistant & don't cost much.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2004 01:55:07 PM »

i just saw a cute backsplash on "design on a dime" this weekend. the guy did a tile mosaic on a piece of board  and used it as a backsplash. he also coordinated the kitchen table with the same tile mosaic theme. it turned out nicely...


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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006 11:41:30 AM »

You've yet to scan the book thing! I am having difficulty visualizing the tin-can backsplash and would love to see what you're talking about Smiley

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