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Old 08-10-2014, 01:50 AM   #31
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I love the platter, retro signs and metal tiles! Now what to decide.

Thank you all for your ideas! Some I can consider behind the sink. I think you have talked me out of the pegboard. "Crud in the holes" were the determining words of wisdom.

The current wall is painted in enamel paint, which cleans pretty well. The size of the kitchen requires that everything needs to have a "home" otherwise it goes from "orderly" to "cluttered" in seconds. I love the glass shelf and believe that I might have a small glass shelf stored in a closet around here somewhere!

I'm leaning toward a retro sign since I can swap it out for holidays and seasons. I love the one that reads, "EAT HERE! Good Sandwiches! Special: All you can drink COFFEE!" There are people who actually pop by just for Coffee.

Thank you again! Great ideas....and I do love that platter and the metal tiles! I appreciate the sharing!
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:01 AM   #32
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Pegboard might not be such a good idea.

In order to use any hooks or brackets there needs to be a space between the wall and pegboard.

Great place for nasty's to grow.

Since you're planning to redo it in the future I suggest waiting until then and spend your $$$$ for a good, easy to clean surface.

Give it a good coat of paint in a color that doesn't show the splatters for now and chose an easy to clean surface when you go for the redo.

Stainless Steel and tile are behind stoves for a reason.
Spike tiled behind my stove with decorative tiles. And I love it. So easy to keep clean. He also did the backsplash at my sink. Management wasn't happy about it, but it did improve the property, so they couldn't say anything.

I like the idea of the sheet of metal backing. And you can paint it to any color of your liking. They are the old style metal sheeting used in the early 1900's and earlier for ceilings. But since they are embossed, it might prove to be a problem to keep clean. A high gloss paint will reduce the cleaning problem.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:00 AM   #33
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how about cooper behind the stove?
mount it to a piece of thin plywood to insure it is very flat
and a nice wood trim.

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:08 AM   #34
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how about cooper behind the stove?
mount it to a piece of thin plywood to insure it is very flat
and a nice wood trim.

Copper Sheet, Copper Flashing, Copper Sheets, Copper Foil Rolls, Copper Sheeting for Arts and Crafts and Various Applications
So I took a look at the link. Went into the gallery and enlarged the art work by fourth graders. I am blown away! Beautiful art work that can bring in a very large sum of money. If you want to feel inept then take a look.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:30 AM   #35
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My plan is metal tile when I redo the back splash in my kitchen.

Speaking of redoing the kitchen, I have to say that I LOVE my custom-made ash butcher block counter tops. I know--granite, soapstone, marble are all the rage, but I LOVE my butcher block counter tops. I sealed them with food-grade mineral oil (many applications, but only 2 bottles worth). When I was processing strawberries, juice got on the counter under the basket...it sat there overnight. A quick wipe, and it was gone--no staining. Ditto when I was juicing beets the other day. Once every week, 10 days, I wipe the counter down with more mineral oil, let it sit over night and then wipe it in the morning to get any that hasn't been absorbed by the wood. It takes me all of 2 minutes to do that. I love knowing that if there are stains, a piece of 400 grit sandpaper and some mineral oil will take care of that. And, if need be, I can sand the tops down and apply mineral oil again. IKEA sells butcher block counter tops at a reasonable price if you don't have s/one who can custom make them. Bonus was that I kept the cut out from the sink--it fits over the sink and is a great cutting board.
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