Almost 2 rolls of Scotch mounting tape (which I actually found at a dollar store), and about 11 Ikea placemats later, a new look!
But first I want to give props to my inspiration, from this post on Curbly, transforming a rental kitchen with dollar store placemats.
I hate the pinkish tile that clashes with the beige-toned marble.
But the thought of ripping that all off (all the way up around the window too) and losing my kitchen for days stressed me out.
Here's a couple of hours over 2 days, no mess...
I know it's not for everyone, but I love it. My kitchen pops! Has personality!
Here's in progress:
Measure the area, mark off cuts in dry-erase (which wipes off when you need it to), chop with kitchen shears, stickies on back and place it on the wall! Shiny side on the back will provide extra uses for the extra placemats I bought in case of failure.
And the outlet plates help to hold them on.
Magically, the green dots match the mat and towel I bought ages ago.
Also part of the kitchen upgrade was a wine glass rack:
And a storage shelf, which needs some upgrading before pictures.