Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Using A Piece Of Oil Cloth As A Kitchen Backsplash

Oh The Wonders Of Oil Cloth
The Thrifty Kitschy Housewife Series

Here is a neat idea which I discovered in a booklet from the early 1900's about using oil cloth as a protective wall covering behind sinks and stove.

Using A Piece Of Oil Cloth As A Backsplash

"If the wall around the kitchen sink is not tiled, put a large piece of thin table oilcloth on it.
fitted carefully around the sink itself, fastened with thumb tacks, or better, if possible, with a narrow molding which will hold closely to the wall. Splashings of water or grease can be wiped from the oilcloth much more easily than from the wall"

Source: Household Hand Book By Lily Haxworth Wallace undated

Photo courtesy of http://oilcloth.com/

C. Dianne Zweig
is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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