A bare, blank wall gets a stylish (and functional!) upgrade with a black pegboard. Hang your pots and pans from hooks and outline them in chalk so you never forget where each item lives. Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess
Faux Butcher Block Counter-Top Tutorial Get out! I am so doing this until I invest in real counter tops.which may be ten or more years from now! What a great temporary solution to yucky countertops. Ding it and prim it up and it's perfect!