I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA's ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you're okay with that, then it's a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:
AHA! This is the one! The way to arrange the newly built in fridge and cupboards that go flush to the corner. Only flip it to have the fridge on the right and we are set. Yay! The Shabby Nest: 31 Days of All Things Home: My New House Kitchen Cabinet Inspiration~
The color is called Gray Tabby and I sealed it with minwaxs provincial stain. I measured and taped off the stripes onto the back with blue painters tape. Then after some heavy distressing, I applied a thick coat of stain. Im in love.