Backsplash storage - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
courtney's Avatar
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: 1982 13ft Scamp purchased on May 2nd
Georgia
Posts: 190
Backsplash storage

I've been going back and forth with how to update my backsplash. We're completely removing both the kitchen and the sink and are going to soon install a wooden countertop. So, the back splash will be more decorative than functional.

Lately, though, I've been thinking it'd be better to have some kind of storage back there. I found this at the Container Store:

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-413171287.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	80.6 KB
ID:	61210

It looks super-functional but ugly Have any of you implemented any useful storage solutions for this space?
__________________

__________________
courtney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve and Rosemary
Trailer: 89 Scamp 16 ft side toilet
Utah
Posts: 184
I've seen magnetic surfaces used for back splashes and then you can attach almost any kind of container to the surface. Our Scamp has a couple of white basket-like things that stick out of it and I don't think they're that good looking but I don't know what else to do! Whatever you do, I'd love to see pictures when you're finished. Good luck!
__________________

__________________
SERENITY 1989 Scamp 16' Side Toilet | Steve, Rosemary, Maude Pod & Tripawd Hope | Next trip: The Weber for some fishing
Moab Maiden Voyage 03/10 * The Swell 5/26/11 * Antelope Island 12/31/11 * Strawberry Res 6/12 * Whitney Res 6/14 * Uintahs 07/15 * East Fork of Black's 06/16
Steve and Rosemary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Letitia's Avatar
 
Name: Letitia
Trailer: 2011 Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 181
Registry
See my post "Galley Grid Mod".
Ugly?
__________________
Letitia
2011 Eggcamper #106
Letitia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Letitia's Avatar
 
Name: Letitia
Trailer: 2011 Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 181
Registry
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/a...2&d=1366162344
__________________
Letitia
2011 Eggcamper #106
Letitia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
I, too, am going through the pros and cons of backsplash storage. I decided that, since we mostly cook outdoors, I'd keep the interior simple. As a result I have a set of 4 stainless steel canisters on the counter Oggi Airtight Stainless Steel Canisters with Acrylic Tops (Set of 4) - Bed Bath & Beyond in which I store granola, coffee, cookies and oatmeal. In the little counter space that's left I have Campsoap and a cup with tooth-care supplies. The original backsplash wall behind the sink is covered in "ratfur". I think it is preferable to have a washable surface there such as brushed steel, quilted steel or linoleum. When we cook indoors there is much splashing of oil, fat and grease. I'd like to wall to be easily cleaned. If there was a bunch of stuff hanging on the wall there'd be much to clean as well as much to store when the trailer is in motion. Those are just a few of my thoughts.
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
courtney's Avatar
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: 1982 13ft Scamp purchased on May 2nd
Georgia
Posts: 190
Letitia, that's great! It's the same stuff that I saw today, right? It looks good against your all white, but wouldn't fit in with my faux tin backsplash I decided to go with. Not sure ultimately what I'll ultimate decide on.
__________________
courtney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Letitia's Avatar
 
Name: Letitia
Trailer: 2011 Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 181
Registry
Hi Courtney,
You are right in that the grid system I have looks nice on my white fiberglass wall. The Eggcamper does not have a stove, so there is no need for a "backsplash", but there was a need for storage. While my husband gets the tow vehicle hooked or unhooked I get the inside of the trailer organized. During travel, it is a simple matter to remove the grid from the Command hooks.....the "stuff" is placed in a container stored under the bed and the grid piece just sits on the bed.
The items in the grid even color-coordinate with the colors in the camper...blues and greens.
Just got a kick out of your initial post with Container Store goodies.......you thought "ugly" and I thought "perfect"!
Happy Camping!
__________________
Letitia
2011 Eggcamper #106
Letitia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve and Rosemary
Trailer: 89 Scamp 16 ft side toilet
Utah
Posts: 184
It's not really a backsplash storage option, per se, but has anyone tried something like Home Depot's "smart tiles"?

Smart Tiles 9.85 in. x 9.85 in. Multi Colored Peel and Stick Maya Mosaic Decorative Wall Tile (1-Pack)-SM1004-1 at The Home Depot

We have rat fur behind our stove and I'd love to put something up that I could clean easily. My only fear is that sticking them to the rat fur might look kind of hokey. There are other "sticker" tiles out there as well but I suppose it might be necessary to first put up a more solid surface first. Anyone try it before?
__________________
SERENITY 1989 Scamp 16' Side Toilet | Steve, Rosemary, Maude Pod & Tripawd Hope | Next trip: The Weber for some fishing
Moab Maiden Voyage 03/10 * The Swell 5/26/11 * Antelope Island 12/31/11 * Strawberry Res 6/12 * Whitney Res 6/14 * Uintahs 07/15 * East Fork of Black's 06/16
Steve and Rosemary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
You could stick them on a sheet of FRP then velcro that to the rat fur.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
carlkeigley's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy #161 (SOLD)/2010 Tacoma
NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,366
In a Snoozy there is no back splash unless you made the window into one.
Of course, with fore thought, you could order a Snoozy without a kitchen window.

But I did find a neat deal for the corner of the kitchen above the sink area:
Silverware Holder

I found it at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
__________________
carlkeigley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: '77 Scamp
California
Posts: 630
Registry
I like Roy's idea to stick on FRP. But you should also use a suitable adhesive. When it gets hot in the FG trailers, vertical attached stick on tiles don't do too well.

I like your silverware holder too Carl. Good use of space and nice looking holder.
__________________
Otters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
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'.
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: '77 Scamp
California
Posts: 630
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilda View Post
Sorry, what's an FRP?
Its a fiberglassed reinforced panel. Plastic like panel sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores. I think your backspash idea is a good and easy mod. I installed magnetic panels from Ikea to use as a magnet board too for fun mangets and those that I pick up while traveling. I decided I wanted a pop of color though and took it out and painted it red. Can't wait to get it reinstalled.
__________________
Otters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 12:49 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve and Rosemary
Trailer: 89 Scamp 16 ft side toilet
Utah
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Otters View Post

Its a fiberglassed reinforced panel. Plastic like panel sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores. I think your backspash idea is a good and easy mod. I installed magnetic panels from Ikea to use as a magnet board too for fun mangets and those that I pick up while traveling. I decided I wanted a pop of color though and took it out and painted it red. Can't wait to get it reinstalled.
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!
__________________

__________________
SERENITY 1989 Scamp 16' Side Toilet | Steve, Rosemary, Maude Pod & Tripawd Hope | Next trip: The Weber for some fishing
Moab Maiden Voyage 03/10 * The Swell 5/26/11 * Antelope Island 12/31/11 * Strawberry Res 6/12 * Whitney Res 6/14 * Uintahs 07/15 * East Fork of Black's 06/16
Steve and Rosemary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tile BackSplash deryk Modifications, Alterations and Updates 52 02-05-2014 10:39 AM
Backsplash courtney Modifications, Alterations and Updates 13 06-24-2013 05:21 PM
Neat backsplash idea Jenny W. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 15 12-06-2010 01:01 AM
thermoplastic for backsplash Peggy Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 4 08-23-2010 08:05 PM
Finding a product for a backsplash Gigi Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 20 04-30-2006 09:34 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.