Behind my stove hangs a piece of sheet metal that has been painted white. I’m not sure why it was originally there – to act as a backsplash? To cover the huge hole in the wall where the electrical lives? In any case, I decided to keep it as a backsplash since it is so much easier to wash down than the walls and I’m a messy cook. The metal was simply hung there with a few screws and painted glossy white so the rough edges and screws were visible to everyone. Not pretty.
**And here is where I apologize for the shadows but it is impossible to take pics of the stove without the shadows – trust me, I tried everything.**
The one thing I did a few months ago was to hang the white tin tile on the back splash since it broke up the single plane of white and added a little interest to the stove area (and took your eyes away from the unfinished edges of the back splash). I finally decided that I was sick of the edges showing so I went to Home Depot and bought around four dollars worth of trim. I measured the piece of metal and then cut the primed pieces of trim at mitered angles so they would form a picture frame. (Similar to what I did to the bathroom mirror eons ago)
Primed, painted and cut pieces of trim:
I then simply attached the trim to the metal using a LOT of glue and some tape to hold the pieces in place for a few hours while the glue dried. Once I removed the tape, I filled in the spaces between the trim and the sheet metal with white caulk and called it a day.