This woman tells how she painted and sealed her counters to go from the laminate in the top to the natural stone look in the bottom picture. About 120 bucks. I'm not a big fan of painting laminate but this tutorial intrigues me.
15 Genius Ways to Make Use of the Back of Your Cabinet Doors
A magnetic spice rack. A cookie sheet screwed to the under side of the cupboard; then magnets hot glued to the lid of baby food jars. A good space saver! I could also do little sensory jars and stick them to the door. Maybe the little baby food jars.