Thursday, February 26, 2009

POLL: what to do with the stove back splash

I really want your opinion. This wall behind the stove needs something and I can't decide whether to paint with chalkboard paint or do more patches and contact paper. What do you think???? These would be the easiest solutions because:

#1 I already have all of those supplies on hand
#2 Both of those solutions are easily washable

The only other thing would be to get a different color of paint (like the light green that is on the bottom part of the wall in the eating area).

23 comments:

Sara said...

You are fearless!! You should test drive the contact paper collage & see if it functions well. I'm sure you'll decide on something and have it done by lunchtime!

Monica said...

I'm always leery of things near a stove. How flammable is modge podge or contact paper, and the chalkboard paint? If they have the slightest flammability rate I'd go with a basic paint. As for looks, try putting a sheet of black construction paper up there to see what the black chalkboard paint would do to the fill of the room.

Sherri S said...

I like the light green paint idea! I will POP from under the counters and pull in all the colors. Just my humble opinion. I love that you do it YOUR way! It is SUCH a cheery kitchen.

Megs said...

Hi. I love your blog- I can't remember how I found it, but I've been reading for awhile and find it incredibly inspiring.
Anyway, I LOVE the patchwork walls. I wish I could do that without my husband having a cow, so that's what I vote for. More patchwork!

Cary said...

I LOVE the chalkboard paint idea! How cool would it be to have something changeable to look at while you cook every day?! That's what I need- little inspirational quotes above my stove to inspire me to cook.

Chrissie Grace said...

My vote is for the light green...
:)

Mind Your Manors said...

What about breaking old plates of many colors and doing a mosaic with grout? I know that you do not have those things, but they are fairly inexpensive and would be different!

AR

thedomesticfringe said...

Man, the days are flying! I can't believe I missed several of your posts. I loved the picts from houses past. I enjoyed seeing your style evolve.

As for the stove backsplash...don't ask me. I would just keep it good and washable, but that's because I make a mess when I cook.

Glad your husband had a good concert!

-FringeGirl

MJ said...

I love the green paint...but that's not surprising considering it's my favorite color! :) I think it would balance out some of the other colors - and even cause them to "pop" a little more. Do you remember the brand/name of that color? If so, do you mind sharing it? I'm always on the look out for a "good" green paint. It's hard!

Laura D said...

I think with all the idea boards ,etc you have already the green paint is the best idea. I think it will tie in the two rooms and make the idea boards pop! You could also write a verse/words above the stove like in some of your previous houses. (on top of the green) Can't wait to see the end results. You always make things look great!!

blair said...

I say chalkboard paint! But thats because I'm addicted to it - that or the light green.

Keri said...

I say green paint! Can't wait to see what you decide on. It will be perfect as it always is :)

Laura said...

I vote for the green paint too!

Joc said...

I used stainless steel
got one made to order for only £59.00 from
www.splashbacks.ltd.uk/index.htm
It looks great and only took two days to arrive

PRICELESS MEMORIES said...

I vote for the green paint. I wonder if the chalkboard paint would show grease splats and such.
I'm sure whatever you choose will look great.

Ridenour Family said...

I say light green. I thought that before I read what you are considering!

Tammy said...

I'm thinking the light green and then hang the plates back up for a splash of color (that would tie in the patchwork area too)!

Can't wait to see what you decide!

Jessica said...

I highly recommend a mirror or collage of mirrors. This will add to the depth and "perceived" size of the room. It will add a bit of "shine"! You will also be able to see behind yourself when you are cooking at the stove. There is some decorating theory to this... I read about it... somewhere...

Stephanie said...

I think you should do something totally different there, like paint a fun mural with a verse. It still goes with the rest of the house but is different then the patchwork and chalkboard. You could even paint the base the light green then go heavy with black and other bright colors. Just a thought....can't wait to see what you come up with! Although, I'm probably to late.. you already did it, right?

Jody said...

All your ideas are adorable...as well as all the thoughts and ideas I've read from everyone! My gut feeling was the green, though! Can't wait to see/hear what you decide!!!
have a great night,
jody

Mark & Trish said...

I think the green paint with whimsical black lettering-something like you had over your stove at your first house.....

Talking with Tami said...

Hello Sara,love your blog, stumbled on it from Whatevers(Meg) blog lol. Both of you like alot of color, looks so fun and festive! Thanks for making me smile today!

Jerusalem said...

I vote green paint too! Or green beadboard if you had any extra on hand!