I would like to add some color to my kitchen


I live in an apartment and would like to put up some removable wallpaper on my backsplash in the kitchen. I don't know much about that product or if I could even accomplish that task. I have some crafting experience, but I have never put up wallpaper.

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  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jul 16, 2018

    why not ask teh landlord if you can paint it? This might also be in your contract, but yes, the removable paper can be used.

  • Jenn Sansalone McGrady Jenn Sansalone McGrady on Jul 16, 2018

    It really is going to depend on the paper you purchase. They come in different widths. Measure left to right to see what you will need. Find the paper you want to use, and figure how many sections you will need. Once you know the number of sections, measure from the counters to the bottom of the cabinets. Take the height measurement and multiply it by the number of sections you will need.

    For example:

    if the paper you want to use comes in 30 inches wide and your length (left to right) is six feet, that is 72 inches. Divide 72 by 30 which comes to roughly 2 and a half sections.

    If the height from the counter to the cabinet is 18 inches, you will need to multiply 18 by 2.5 which comes to 45 inches. So the roll you purchase will need to be at least that long.

    I hope I didn’t bombard you with too much math! LOL

    • Ran22717299 Ran22717299 on Jul 16, 2018

      No, that I can handle!!! thank you. I did not know how to figure it out! it's the actual putting up of the paper that I am not sure I can do, but I am definitely going to give it a try.

  • Jenn Sansalone McGrady Jenn Sansalone McGrady on Jul 16, 2018

    You can also look in homedepot for the “tin ceiling” tiles. I used to have them in my kitchen. They are actually plastic and can be installed with command strips.

  • Ran22717299 Ran22717299 on Jul 16, 2018

    That's a good idea. I have never heard of them.

  • Jenn Sansalone McGrady Jenn Sansalone McGrady on Jul 16, 2018

    It’s super easy! Your best bet is to use the vinyl removable kind. Although be careful....I actually put some up in my house that i own, and it did damage the drywall. What is currently on the wall where you want to put it?

  • Sunny Sunny on Jul 16, 2018

    Believe me or not but I used Dollar Store square sticking sheets for making temporary backsplash.They were so beautiful like a photo picture.Green background with white daisies.My friends liked it.They were good enough for a year ,then the corners became too dry and started to peel off.It's easy to remove, and you can redo it again ,so cheap.Good luck!