We used "walnut" colored wood contact paper to cover the lower kitchen cabinets in the rental. It looks more modern by running it horizontal rather than vertical and turned out really great. Plus it was easy to remove after 6+ months and just a little simple-green to get residual sticky off.
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LOVE!!! Temporary, great for rentals! Kitchen backsplash, pantry or bathroom upgrade - vinyl quatrefoil design -. $5.50, via Etsy. Genius idea!