Change of tile “plaque”

What can I do as a quick fix to remove, cover, change and/or hide this rectangular “focal point” tile above my stove. We hope to redo the entire kitchen, but until then this is bothering me and making it so dated.
q change of tile plaque
q change of tile plaque
  10 answers
  • Cut it out carefully and replace with a coordinating tile that is in the same color family that will blend in and not stand out.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 14, 2018

    Ah, yes, beautiful in its time, but probably not going retro. I would find a wood plaque you like, maybe with your monograms, Then use Command strips or double stick tape. if the lack of borders bothers you, use a deep picture frame that fits the outside of the tile and any picture or plaque that you like better than the tile. If you break the tile up and pry it off the wall, you can still use a picture or plaque; the frame just won’t need to be as deep. Or hang a mirror and see who’s coming up behind you in the kitchen. Best wishes, Gretchen. ☺️

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 14, 2018

    Hello Gretchen,

    One newer ideas of interest to me is a fireback as a decorative backsplash is to use that near the stove cooktop. It was on an episode of This Old House. Depending upon your lighting and decor sometimes a pop of black is really attractive in a room. They come in various sizes, quite heavy need to be mounted to the wall, they used an adhesive mount on TOH.

    Consider looking at Houzz and Pinterest for ideas.

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    • Gretchen Gretchen on Aug 13, 2018

      Wow! That looks wonderful! Thank you for the idea. What a nice piece of art. Thank you for the idea.

  • Katie Katie on Jul 14, 2018

    Look into a paint for ceramic tile. Sorry I don't know a brand to give you. If you paint the offending tile a solid color to match cabinets or surrounding tile, it will blend in. A short term fix until you redo your kitchen. (be careful about hanging things above your stove that might not do well with heat or humidity)

    • Gretchen Gretchen on Jul 15, 2018

      I have thought of this, but I didn’t know what type of paint to use. Chalk paint is the easiest, but it may not be appropriate for the space. Our Viking range is very powerful, and we really need a better hood. I would really love be to just redo the whole kitchen, but I truly appreciate everyone’s ideas for the interim.

  • Gretchen Gretchen on Jul 15, 2018

    Thank you all so much for your great suggestions!

  • Mia Mia on Jul 15, 2018

    Fantastic! Love you tiles - very inspirational ... now I am not afraid to give my own kitchen area a re-do at the back of my stove thanks so much for your posting

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Jul 15, 2018

    Maybe a sheet of stainless steel measures to fit as wide as oven hood n behind stove? Attach with a proxy or caulk or maybe there is n adhesive recommended by home depot/ fleetfarm?

    • Gretchen Gretchen on Jul 15, 2018

      Thank you! That was one idea that had crossed my mind, but I did not know how to do it..

  • Use command strips and put a framed picture over it

  • Linda Linda on Aug 13, 2018

    I would hang some art there. A quote would be cute.

  • KSiragusa KSiragusa on Aug 13, 2018

    Paint tile white including focal point to bring up to date until ready to remodel.