For a modern take a on the traditional canopy bed, try bed curtains. Instead of being mounted on a canopy bed, these curtains look great hung from the ceiling. You can use a combination of standard curtain rods mounted on the ceiling to create this
Faux Butcher Block Counter-Top Tutorial Get out! I am so doing this until I invest in real counter tops.which may be ten or more years from now! What a great temporary solution to yucky countertops. Ding it and prim it up and it's perfect!
butcher block counter tops- We used to have one of these in the Dutch Colonial house I grew up in. Real butcher block counter top with cut out for trash underneath. As kids, we thought it was so cool to have it!