Asked on Apr 29, 2017

Finish My Backsplash

Capemeg33TinaCasey
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I live in a condo rental, so I need to find things that add character without being permanent. Last year I added a peel and stick backsplash in the kitchen, but I've never thought it looked finished. I feel like it needs something at the top. I didn't want to add another layer of the peel and stick, since it has already cost more than I wanted to spend. Any ideas on something inexpensive and that won't damage the walls?
See what I mean?
11 answers
  • Annie
    on Apr 29, 2017

    find a stencil you like maybe silver or off white and paint a boarder on top
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Maybe you could paint that area above the backsplash a muted shade maybe the grey in the backsplash.
  • Capemeg33
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Great ideas, and two I hadn't thought of. I hate the yellow, but don't have the ambition or the permission to repaint it. If I just painted the little space above the backsplash, it wouldn't be difficult to paint back. Maybe grey, with a blue stencil. Thanks!
  • Judy Ferrell
    on Apr 29, 2017

    If you don't wany to pain get a roll of wallpaper that matches your backsplash and attach with tape or push pins.
  • Carol Carson
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Buy a 12 x 12 piece of peel and stick coordinating tiles that are rectangles and not squares. Cut them into strips of one or two tiles and make a line of them at the top of your existing tiles.
  • Littleride
    on Apr 29, 2017

    wallies
  • Nancy Gramm
    on Apr 29, 2017

    All good ideas. One further: a strip of molding, painted a color that accents your tile, attached with Command strips. Check out this article from Apartment Therapy showing the clever use of adhesive strip mounting: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/12-clever-beautiful-uses-for-adhesive-strips-hooks-you-might-not-have-thought-of-renters-solutions-207864
  • Casey
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Attach some pretty material with liquid starch.
  • Capemeg33
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Wow! I knew I came to the right place! These are all great ideas. Now I just have to decide. Thank you all so much!
  • Tina
    on May 1, 2017

    Please check with your landlord before doing any of these ideas. While they are great, the longer the peel and stick stays on the more permanat it becomes. Take it from a landlord that has spent way to much time scraping off and repairing things tenants do.
  • Capemeg33
    on May 1, 2017

    Tina, I understand your concern. I did show it to the landlord the last time he as here and he loved it. He has pretty much told me to do whatever I want with paint, so I think that's what I'll use to finish it off. Thanks.
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