Oh how very excited I have been to get to this day:-)
We went from this...
(150-year-old wormy chestnut off my great grandmother's little guest house)
It all started when the wonderful people at Pfister sent me this beautiful "Cadenza" faucet. I knew I wanted a single handle, vintage-style, stainless finish with a separate sprayer, and I could not love this one more. It is the perfect balance for the really modern sink. Don't you think? Did I mention I love it? It does come with a soap dispenser, but I decided not to use it although it can be added.
didn't want to couldn't put this beautiful new faucet in the old sink with the laminate counters, so we finally decided to make the wood counters. I wanted them to look like they came out of my grandfather's store...old and worn, so we made and finished them with that in mind. You can see the whole process HERE.
I was also able to get a great, big sink, and I have really enjoyed using it.
We used wormy chestnut moulding from the old house as a backsplash.
Of course, one thing always leads to another, so I decided to take out the cabinet to the right of the sink.
I made shelves from old wood found in my dad's 100-year-old garage.
I could not love the new look more. Knowing we made the countertops from wood we found here really makes them so incredibly special.
I just could not wait to share, so I will write one post about the process including the joining and finish choices I made. I will say after looking at a lot of DIY wood countertops, we made very specific choices based on durability, the old store look I wanted, and preservation of this very rare wood. Most was based on the dining table I made with the same wood about 9 years ago. I will also add this was not a couple hour process with 2 x 4s from a home store and joints filled with wood filler, but a labor of love over several weeks and a lot of patience:-) You can see the posts detailing the entire process HERE.
In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and joining me in my new/old kitchen:-)
I'll be joining: