Although some folks love the look of blonde, unfinished wood and butcher block, that doesn't mean they fit with everyone's decor. Check out how this kitchen cart went from basic blonde to rustic and distressed with more than a bit of charm.
Use furniture creatively to achieve an unfitted look on a budget. Create a pantry from an armoire or an island from an old table. Try a kitchen island in a color that contrasts with a sleek countertop.
This blogger says "The plans were easy to follow. I modified my island to fit my space and cut it down to 44 inches in length. The entire project cost $47.00 and took about 6-9 hours. It's a beginner's project. The plan is free!"