Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Home Stretch To-Do Today!

The kitchen is coming together!  We're onto our last and final step in our kitchen redo- adding a slab of butcher block to the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room!  Here's a look at where we need to place it...
Ooooo weeee!  Doesn't that white subway tile look nice????  Alex did a nice job finishing up all the tilework while I was away (here's a link to that post if you missed it).
It really WOW-ed me when I got home, I'd love to show you all of it now but it'd be better when we can get the full 'after' effect once we finish cutting and installing this section of the countertops. 

We're pretty sure this used to be a full wall separating the kitchen and dining room, I think the previous owner was the one that opened up this wall.
Even though it isn't original to the traditional Dutch Colonial layout I am glad that it is open between the two rooms.  It's a pretty nice feature for modern day living and entertaining :) We weren't 100% sure that we should add countertop here or some white wood to compliment the wainscoting.  But in the end, it made sense to have the wood countertops since we were used to having the laminate countertop there anyway. 

So, that is our big to-do today.  We have the new section of the Numerar wood countertop to cut, install, and start "oiling & lotioning" of course (make sure you read this post if you have no idea what I am talking about, it's a good one).

The next kitchen post will be the 'after' photos and I will have some Macau & China photos next too!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, anyone else going to catch the SAG awards/red carpet later today?  I hope we're done working on the kitchen by then, I love the red carpet action, how about you?!?


  1. I can't wait to see! It looks like it's going to be perfect!

    1. I can't wait either! Poor Alex had to make a trip to Home Depot after we got started, I hate those uh oh need to run to the store moments. But it is cut and installed, I get to decorate soon!

  2. Your blog is an answer to prayer! I have that same ledge (with the electrical within) and was wondering what material to use as well (would using wood counter top there, too, be overload was what I was wondering). Thanks to you, I am thinking it can be done and look great!! I can't wait for your results and thoughts. The subway tile I bet is the trick to making it all flow together. Great job. Thanks for sharing.


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