I have long wanted to try my hand at tiling my kitchen over the stove and sink, but I was always scared to do so. I wish I had plunged in sooner. Armed with a $30 credit from Home Depot, I picked out tile squares and the grout and matting the salesman directed me to. For $51, here is what I was able to accomplish.
Here is my ugly backsplash above the stove: a white metal sheet.
Here is what I was able to do in about an hour:
And, at the end of two hours: this---I had bought 6 12x12 tile squares and had enough left over to do this
ugly, white wall behind the sink.
I still have matting and grout left if I want to tile something else.