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Old 07-05-2013, 01:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Steve and Rosemary View Post
Thanks for clarifying that -- I wasn't sure what rep meant either! How did you put up your magnetic panels. I think that idea sounds really fun. Is it something we could tuck in under the cabinets and trim like described above? A pic or two of yours would be a great help too. Wink, wink. Thanks or the tips, everyone!
I used these magnetic board from Ikea and trimed off the 1/2" lip with a grinder/cutter tool. It didn't take too long and wasn't really necessary, but I wanted it flush to the wall. They come in silver (looks like ss) and white.
SPONTAN Magnetic board - silver color - IKEA
But I wanted red because I needed some color on the walls so that's why I sprayed it red. Everything went very quickly and cost in the store was $10.99 each for a total of $26 with the spray paint. I used double sided tape, but when I reattached it I will also run a bead of 3M caulk/adhesive around the bottom and top to make sure the tape holds it well when stored during summer heat. It rests on the top of the little 2 1/2" or so backspash that's built into the base cabinet so it doesn't need a lot to keep it up. I also, but a couple of metal mirror clips under the bottom of my stove vent that helps hold the top in place. It is exactly the height to cover from the top of the lower cabinet to the bottom of the vent. I'll post picture after I pick up the Scamp from the repair shop (repacking wheel bearings), and reinstall the backsplash.

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Old 07-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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Thanks again! Pictures will be very helpful, particularly of the mirror clips, but I think for now, I can picture it. I'm surprised double sided tape worked to hold it up but if it will, that's great.

Out of curiosity, what is your Scamp's layout? I'm just wondering if I'll need one or two of theses to go behind the stove/counter area of ours. Thanks again -- I think I'm getting much closer to our solution!

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #17
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Sorry, what's an FRP?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #18
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'So glad to know about FRPs and the IKEA solution. I was thinking of using these kitchen mats from Walter Drake, assuming they are the right size Non Slip Counter Mats - Non Slip Kitchen Mat - Walter Drake. I think a backsplash, cut to the right size, could be simply slipped in under the top and bottom fiberglass lips, after loosening the bolts a bit. One could also "adhere" the backsplash with the hook sides of Velcro. I have found that Velcro holds things quite firmly to the "rat fur". By doing so, one could easily remove the backsplash for cleaning or for changing the decor.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #19
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I continued the curtain rod across and painted a piece of hardboard with stained wood trim to match to make the backsplash. Ikea has many kitchen options to hang from a rod for storage, and if I take them down the back splash becomes a screen for a small projector (visible from our bed and the kids bunks) on those rainy days, the rest of the camping with no tv in sight.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #20
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That insulated mat is interesting stuff. You're right about slipping it behind the cabinets a bit. The magnetic panels I used only went as high as the stove vent. I was going to get another piece for the upper part, but think I'll live with it for now. I reinstalled my today after painting it RED! I like the added color. I'll post pictures tomorrow. I like the way it turned out. I decided to paint the fridge panel red as well. Fun stuff.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM   #21
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Hey Gilda...just throwing this out there...

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Sorry, what's an FRP? I have rat fur on my Scamp wall and I'm thinking of putting a shiny, flat surface there. Perhaps it could be brushed stainless steel, quilted steel or linoleum. I think I can tuck the piece under the lip of the top and bottom cabinets. Of course, it would work better with something flexible. I haven't done it yet, just thinkin'.
I purchased 2 of these self adhesive tiles this past weekend and love them.

I already had a plexiglass type mirror but the edges were peeling and faded. (i just wanted it to look better The back adhesive was easy to score. I went around the entire mirror/backsplash with a border and have a little over half a sheet left.

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I can see myself purchasing more of these. And yes they are very flexible.

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