Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kitchen Counters

So I kind of fell behind there... I think I'll spread the updates over a couple of posts, and first we'll talk about my new kitchen counter, which I am going to tear myself away from wiping lovingly to write this post.

Okay many of you met my old kitchen counter, but just to refresh you -

Ah, there it is. As lovely in pixels as in my memory.

That little step up just translated to a big place for homeless junk to gather, and the wood paneling was really the focal point for me of the whole dining area.

There was nothing wrong with the sink except ugliness, and we weren't initially planning on replacing it, but I found a free cast iron sink on Craigslist (while I was trolling for my next murder victims) and couldn't pass it up.

Tim found the wood flooring at the ReStore, and sanded it and stained it and did the whole thing while I was out of town. Hurray for Tim, and hurray for Dee for waiting to go into labor until the polyurethane was on. I totally owe you guys a casserole.

The patching and the painting and the counters for the other half of the kitchen are on hold, but we're in no hurry. It's weird how the absence of 4 inches of counter height makes both rooms feel bigger, I didn't expect that. I also didn't expect that the blue cabinet paint I picked out long ago would combine with the dark stain (darked now than in those pictures) to create a very nautical feel for our kitchen. We need some rope art, maybe some shells...? an anchor? For now I'm just gazing happily at the counter, and hoping Jane doesn't figure out how to swivel that faucet around and flood the dining room...

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