DIY: Kitchen Mat Tutorial - this is made from kids' foam play mats - tutorial lists paint used to do this project. Need something like this for my concrete floor in the kitchen. even though I hate area rugs.
"Magnetic Message Board: An old office corkboard can be converted to a stylish magnetic message board with the help of fabric, a zinc-coated steel, and a white-washed frame." Could also make a pinboard with fabric.