I like the idea for kitchen counter. (AW) DIY wood plank kitchen table picture step by step ~ would also be really really awesome for kitchen counters! Stained black with high gloss protectant over them.
This is my idea of the perfect outdoor area. I have a small balcony and this would be divine at my place. The hanging lights can be bought from IKEA, they are solar lights which is so handy. I absolutely love this! With the cat!