The awesome new island top that we bought from Habitat for Humanity. It was an old 100% wood table. Dave sawed off one end to make it a semi-circle (over the drawers and cupboards) and we sanded it and re-stained it. It's much less yellow than it looks here. A $20 DIY!
Don't waste $ on expensive 'crackle finish' paints, good ol' white school glue works! Instructions: 1.Paint wood surface with base coat paint and allow to dry thoroughly. 2.Brush White Glue on top of base coat. (A thicker coat results in larger cracks - apply a thinner coat for fine cracks.) 3.While glue is tacky, brush on top coat. 4.Dry completely.
Looks like well within husband's DIYability :: mudroom, DIY, shelving, hooks, cubbies, lockers, entrance, organization
corner mud room bench - I like the sides, beadboard on back wall, cabinets on top. I don't like the angle in the corner of the bench. Probably wouldn't do the storage bins under the cabinets.