Tux knows a thing or two about the frustrations of rental kitchens. His Brooklyn kitchen has a litany of them: "The floors are a pinky orange 90s faux terra cotta, the countertops are a horrible faux granite laminate in a weird speckled yellowy beige color... and the cabinets... are... I can’t even say it... honey oak! The horror!" he writes on his blog Brooklyn Homemaker.
As a renter, he's stuck with all those things, but he realized he could do something with the backsplash. But what? "I thought about a patterned paint treatment using stencils or something to look like wallpaper, but it just didn’t seem right," he writes. "Then, finally it came to me!" See what his backsplash looks like now!