I am SO excited today to share the most recent kitchen update. We had some open shelving on the plan and completed it this weekend. I was really eager to see the gorgeous brass brackets from Rejuvenation up on the wall, and they’re just as beautiful as I imagined.
Although it seems like a pretty straight forward project, you probably know that in an old house, nothing ever is… straight or straightforward, that is.
Happy Monday! Boy was it a jam-packed weekend! I think Matty was home for all of 5 waking hours this weekend and spent those helping me with the countertops.
I am really trying to get this whole project done before we have 15 guest converge upon our house for Friendsgiving in the first weekend of December, so we are really pushing it for time.
Luckily, these DIY butcher block kitchen countertops are pretty easy peasy.
Guys….. I almost named this post, “the best DIY I’ve done to-date ever”, but then I came back to my senses and named it something that google could easily find should anyone else in the world want to do this project. And I hope everyone does, because it’s amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the $30 faux marble countertops fooled my (very style discerning) Mother-in-law, who said, “I didn’t know you guys were buying marble for the kitchen!”. That, my friends, is a win.
But let’s back up to just two days ago when I was *this close* to throwing the whole project into the trash and forgetting about it completely.
There’s nothing quite like trying to match a paint/stain concoction that you yourself dreamed up five years ago, yet, that is exactly the adventure I embarked upon this weekend. I already had some reservations about trying to match the kitchen cabinet color, and the older man working the paint counter at The Home Depot didn’t reassure me at all. In fact, he was the same man I’d bought the paint and polyurethane from back in 2010, although I doubt he remembers me.