Don't have a back-splash for your stove? Just find a cheap piece of glass and some fabric you love and attach it to the wall with some brackets. Instant cheap and interchangeable decor and no more nasty wall!
We wanted a unique backsplash for our stove area and couldn't afford an advertising tin, so decided to use license plates...one from each state we have been in....although we still need one from Arizona and New Mexico
Like the brick look, but would want simulated brick for easy cleaning--pot hangers near the stove might work well; nice way to display art in kitchen w/hood in btween so as to protect art from steam & splashes