"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Getting there

Finally the wood is in place on the countertop. It looks so much better than I ever imagined and I am really excited about it. It gives my kitchen that warm comforting feeling instead of cold and modern. I am not a modern kind of girl, more of a farmhouse style stuck with a 80's tacky house. It is getting there, though, just takes a little time, money amd a LOT of elbow grease!. Now I have lots of sanding to do and some finish work and the  counter will be done. It has finally reached a point where I can take over and do some of the work, that L has been stuck with the whole time!

Unfortunately (well, its a good thing, just wish I had finished my counter). I go on family vacation this week, so I won't get to work on it for awhile.We are going to the beach  regardless of this awful heat wave the south is having. I think it might be cooler there, as we have had 100's daily for awhile. I will post the before and after shots when I get back in town and have a little time to complete the project.

This last shot is a closeup of my favorite knot and grain pattern in the wood.


secret agent woman said...

I love to be able to the grain and knots of real wood.

NCmountainwoman said...

Few things are more beautiful to the senses than hand-rubbed wood. It's lovely.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful! We have wood counter tops that my husband made from tongue and groove oak flooring. Not as elegant as yours but still attractive.