Shanty Hall Tree Bench for the Entryway.use the old door from Chuck's old place and build bench from pallets! Will paint the window part of door with chalkboard paint or maybe install mirror. Add hooks baskets under bench.
you can get counter top and butcher blocks at ikea :) Love the dresser idea! DIY kitchen islands- what if you use a dresser like the first pic and make the sides look like the last one. Ten the drawers on the one side for storage. Love that idea