Got my marbles for the backsplash yesterday, and the tile arrived today - super exciting!!!
I started the demolition work on the wall over the weekend... this may prove to be a bit of a challenge as the geniuses who lived in my house before me managed to screw up not one, but TWO layers of sheetrock underneath the existing tile... so I will be performing a bit more demolition than I expected but will ultimately end up with a better quality (and much cooler!) wall! The finished tile area should be recessed slightly so that it lies flush with the rest of the kitchen wall surfaces... much better than the existing tilework!