Would look really cool with really old recipe books in a farmhouse kitchen. DIY knife block - I just glued together the covers of some interesting books i found at the thrift store and secured them with twine. the tight pages of the books hold the knives
I really like the idea of storage space to hide small kitchen appliances and keep counter space clear. I would like to utilize this idea in my future home kitchen but with grey cabinets and green marble counter tops.