This post applies to by my 3 R rules-REpurpose, REfinish, REcycle AND
my motto: Cheap is Good--Free is Better!
Case in point: This ceramic backsplash in the farmhouse kitchen. The only thing purchased to complete this project was the terra cotta and mosaic accent tiles and a few bags of tile spacers. Everything else, including the concrete backer-board, the thin set, and the mortar, was leftover material given to us by family members who had recently built a new home or remodeled an older one. Fortunately, we were able to design a pattern with the assortment of tile colors and that saved us big bucks.
Total cost of this project was less than $ 30.00. I just love it when a plan comes together!