Do you have linoleum countertops that you hate? I did! mine were blue and awful! I know you can paint linoleum but I wanted something more rustic and inexpensive.
Luckily for me I was able to snag some reclaimed cedar fence boards that were headed for a slash burn. I decided to sand them and clean them up using my favorite ORBITAL SANDER . Once the boards were smooth I decided to just glue them down using Liquid Nails and brad nails. I then caulked the joints and sealed the whole thing with MINWAX POLYCRYLIC sealer in satin.
This was a temporary fix so that I didn’t hate being in the kitchen. I would recommend using a harder wood if you decide to try this! Pine or Poplar would work better. Cedar is a soft wood which means it dents easily and is very porous. So its not ideal for a countertop surface but it worked for the short time we had it.