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03/02/2014 at 13:41
I need a practical brain for this!
In our kitchen there's an alcove, fully tiled floor to ceiling, that houses table and chairs. In New York I bought some 'tin' signs (you know the type, retro-style, slightly bigger than A4) with the intention of putting them up in the alcove. The kitchen has a slight 'diner-y' red/white/black theme.
We never got around to putting them up and left them on the table and they make fab placemats. However, I want to *store* them up on the wall, when they're not being used. I don't want to drill in to the wall tiles. And I don't want chunky hooks on the back of the mats else plates won't lay flat.
I am thinking my best bet is adhesive hooks on the wall, but how could I secure the mats to stay up there? I thought perhaps ribbon/similar on to hook but there's no holes in the corners like there are on some of those signs. I am sure there's an obvious solution, but I just can't think of it. Thanks for any help, it's annoying me now :)
03/02/2014 at 13:51
Would this stuff work? www.amazon.co.uk/.../B000OF6X48
03/02/2014 at 13:55
could you use magnets? If the signs are magnetic you could use stick on magnetics on your tiles?
03/02/2014 at 13:56
I love the Command range, I had a squizz through those but they seemed like perm solutions to me, as opposed to something to be hung up and removed on a semi-regular basis. Or am I not looking at it right?
03/02/2014 at 13:59
Oh magnets would be a good idea. I couldn't work out how you'd stick something on the back without making the mats wobbly
03/02/2014 at 14:10
Carole, yes could work. I will test them with a magnet and take it from there :)
03/02/2014 at 14:16
Magnets are a good one, or Velcro?
03/02/2014 at 14:17
do I win a prize!?!
03/02/2014 at 14:38
Ha ha Carole, only lots of my gratitude!!
QS - I wondered velcro but I've never really relied on velcro and wondered, if the kitchen gets steamy regularly, whether it could lose its grip a bit?
03/02/2014 at 17:07
I'd think it would hold, I don't think the steam would stop it being effective? It would be the most temporary solution to that wouldn't need any permanent attachment to the tiles. If the tiles are black?a black Velcro would be hardly visible when they are bring used as mats.
03/02/2014 at 17:09
Ah, I say your carpenter quote too, fab! I have problems logging in and replying sometimes. Sorry my "kinda joke, half fear" or the £1000 left you worried!
03/02/2014 at 17:15
I was going to say a magnet as well
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