Hubby's favorite part of home remodeling is demolition. I think if I was OK with it, he'd have blown out every wall in the house by now. So getting him a demo fix every once in a while keeps my walls in tact.
The space was about five inches wider than the dishwasher. So hubby filled the gap with old Fir boards that he tore out of basement last year. The boards have been primed and all that's left to do is finish painting and add the trim.
Right away we knew we'd need to replace the cabinet storage that we'd torn out. So we put together some metal shelving that fit the space really well. We had half of the shelving already - including the wood cutting board on top. We purchased the second set of shelves at Storables - but they wanted $100 for the wood board! So hubby's awesomely inexpensive fix was a trip to Home Depot for the EXACT board for $15. All we had to do was sand it and oil it.