I have a confession to make. My mother sent me a link to these wallpapered backsplashes last week, but because I’m a horrible monster child, I didn’t actually look at her email (much less click the link) until today. I know. I know. I really need to be better about paying attention to my mother’s emails, because you never know when she might send me some good blog content. No, I mean I really need to be better about paying attention to my mother’s emails because she’s my mother and I love her. Hi, Mommy!
So anyway, Netherlands-based KitchenWalls has a really cool product out that’s appealing to me as a lover of both wallpaper and temporary kitchen backsplashes. It’s essentially wallpaper, but it’s meant to be hung horizontally and it’s made from PVC, so it’s easy to hang, water-resistant, and easy to keep clean. It’s also heat-resistant, so you can run it behind your stove without worry.
Hexagon! I love the scale of these. They sort of seem a little cartoonish, and I mean that in a good way.
Installation seems fairly simple. It goes up like the newer wallpapers that allow you to apply the glue to the wall instead of the paper (soooo much easier). They say you can apply it over existing tiles (YAY), and that it’s not only easily removable, but it’s also reusable. Amazing!
KitchenWalls papers cost between €125–€145 (about $137–$160, not including VAT) per roll, and each roll will cover about 118″ of linear space at roughly 24″ height. That’s pretty affordable if your kitchen isn’t enormous, especially since it’s reusable.