ideas to use in my craft room: built in desk with butcher block counters, in the play room for homework/art projects after they evolve from the "kids table" and baskets & bins of toys, etc. paint chalkboard/magnetic wall opposite for notes, calendar, etc.
I love this dark butcher block island counter top with white cabinets. I think the rest of the kitchen is a bit too white and sterile for my taste, but the dark butcher block counters really warm up the space and make it cozy.
More and more I am drawn to the simple functionality and beauty of the butcher block countertop. I'd run a length of tile or bead board instead of more butcher block for the back splash I like the sink and faucet.