Aged Wood: Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look!
Cover a flat cookie sheet ($1 store) with fabric and get an instant magnet board.
Can't afford a kitchen makeover? Paint it! Thomas' Liquid Stainless Steel can be used on appliances, faucets and countertops. The water-based resin is stainless steel in liquid form, and it provides a brushed-stainless look that is as durable as an automotive-grade finish. ...i don't know, but it may be worth trying in a small area