I like the idea for kitchen counter. (AW) DIY wood plank kitchen table picture step by step ~ would also be really really awesome for kitchen counters! Stained black with high gloss protectant over them.
Bathroom wall made of leftover hardwood flooring. All the walls in this half bath were a dark burgundy color and I planned on painting them, but after putting the hardwood up, I don't want to paint anymore because the reflection of the wood adds just enough extra texture and light to brighten up the room. Now it's one of my favorite rooms in the house.