A white apron sink set into a weathered wood base is given a fresh, current look with adjacent painted cabinets. Via Cottage and Vine. [this is the sink I want and if I had my way the rest of the kitchen would be 'weathered wood'.
Rustic galvanized tin back splash. Would not do this for our main kitchen space (as much as I love industrial interior design), I would definitely do this for a basement bar space or man cave of some kind though!
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