Melissa, I once heard someone refer to their kitchen as "industrial farmhouse" and I like the sound of that.
So that monitor top would fit right in.... my house is 1904 and those early photos of the rather austere kitchens with some cupboards/ worktables / old stove, fridge, wall hung sink really appeal to me. I have a small amt of cabinetry and am planning to add more open shelves & freestanding cabinets.
Apparently there's nothing that can't be seen on you tube! A fun tribute to the monitor top - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreV6hLupz0
Cadrad, after seeing how much they're charging for even very rusty monitor tops Im thinking I want to organize a search party and go looking in the dump - how long ago was it? (I'm only half joking there!) I too had one years ago that I got rid of - gave to a historical society after people kept telling me that the old sulphur dioxide refrigerant was explosive and people in the old days every now and then would be killed by their fridge.