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!