Do-it-yourselfers with medium-level skills can turn leftover lumber into a cutting board by cutting it to size (12-inches-by-16-inches works well), sanding it, staining it and then sealing it with several coats of water-based sealant. Add shape and sheen to the sides with stainless steel washers and screws.
Honed marble is prone to stains, so HGTV's Kitchen Cousins created a custom wood chopping block out of 100-year-old flooring salvaged from homes around the area. A burned-on Kitchen Cousins logo adds a custom touch.
This kitchen's white base of cabinets, marble countertops and backsplash make a blank canvas on which to layer pretty textures, like the wooden cutting boards, and cheery pops of color. Even oranges get to be part of the fun!
To update this beautiful kitchen, stainless steel appliances were added, a modern complement to the gray, Shaker-style cabinets. The trio of pendant lights are a focal point of the new, larger space and create friendly, ambient lighting.