Ideas for rental house kitchen backsplash?

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We have a Victorian rental house and are trying to come up with ideas for a backs that would fit that period. But, it has to be easy and cost efficient.

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  • Ken Ken on Jun 02, 2018
    Cheap and easy = stick on vinyl backsplash. Victorians did not do things the cheap and easy way so it comes down to priorities. A subway or hexagonal tile backsplash, which would be appropriate in appearance, is not cheap and is not easy.

  • Rick Rick on Jun 02, 2018
    Marilou, I don't know what you have budgeted for this project but I found at Lowes a product that looks like an old tin ceiling like you would see in the Five & Dime stores back in the 50th's. They are stick-on tiles if I remember correctly and come in Copper, Black, Silver, etc. Check it out at www.Lowes.com. Rick Allen
  • Imjhale Imjhale on Jun 02, 2018
    Repositionable contact paper (Walmart, Dollar stores or online for more choices) applied directly on the wall or wallpaper on lightweight luan cut to fit and attached with screws or heavy duty command strips. Both come in multiple designs. Trim mold cut to fit and tacked on or can apply to the wallpaper with glue or Velcro strips. Don't forget to measure twice, cut once!
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 02, 2018
    Hi Marilou112,
    How about a tin tile backsplash? Click on the link below for basic information and a video. Wishing you the best.
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 02, 2018
    You could try a peel and stick tile. They have varieties with patterns and some that look like stamped metal that may fit in with your decor.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 02, 2018
    Galvanized tin sheeting, left tin or painted with silver, bronze or another metallic paint like burnished brass, would look authentic. Remember than electricity was just beginning to be used in the early Victorian era, so metal was used to protect the wall from wood burning, gas or “wild electricity” stoves. Best wishes ☺️
  • Kathy Kathy on Jun 02, 2018
    Are you the owner or the renter?? The large home stores have "fake tin" squares -- not expensive, stick on. Or you could paint a victorian design. (look on line for Victorian back splash - you can make it as simple as you want.) You could even glue wall paper or treated fabric. If you are the renter you can put any of this on cardboard cut to fit, so it is easily removed without damaging the owners' wall.
  • Sl64 Sl64 on Jun 02, 2018
    I just finished doing tin tile. I ordered the tile from Amazon. There are five 24 inch tiles in a box. I chose unfinished which cost $44.90. Various colors & finishes are available but cost more. Because mine were unfinished I sprayed them, front and back, with Rustoleum gloss clear coat so they wont rust. They cut easily with tin snips. Glue the tiles to your wall with construction adhesive. They come with really good instructions. It was easy and fairly inexpensive & the results are gorgeous!
  • Emily Emily on Jun 02, 2018
    Beadboard. That is what our 1905 house has. If you want inexpensive use the plastic type that comes in sheets.
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