We live in an 1860's house, with a kitchen that was "remodeled" to be "old" in the 1950's. The walls are the tin-look wallpaper below a chair rail. The backsplash is the same tin-look wallpaper. All of this wallpaper is painted red, which really looks good! We just had to replace our our double-oven range, with a single oven and microhood. So now we have wall that is not covered with the wallpaper. We would like to put up either the same kind of wallpaper, and paint it red, or do some other kind of backsplash behind the range. Since the range is in the middle of the wall, the wallpaper stops on each side of the range. Can we just cut into the existing wallpaper and patch-in with new? Or, do we need something more heat resistant?
Thank you for any help! Margaret