Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~*and the finished countertop...*~

 And here is the finished counter top. I love it. So much in fact that I am hesitant to use it to cut on. I know it is a cutting board counter top, but. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! And I don't want to put a scratch on it!!! I am so pleased with the way it came out. After we brought it home, I got out the beeswax and buffed it and it wIas just so gorgeous!!!!
 I have stopped by Home Depot and looked at the "faux tin" tiles for the back splash and as soon as I decide on the other counter top and sink I can finish the whole process! Oh happy day!!!
Have a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2012

~* before and during my latest project*~

Since being elected to the City Council I have not really had ANY time to do any project, crafts or anything else in the house. I barely had time to decorate for the holidays! But Dan has been off for the last week and a half and we decided to do a "small" project that had been on our list. We have a small counter top next to the stove that I have wanted to replace for some time now. I have kept a large cutting board on top of the counter top and wanted to replace the entire counter top with a cutting board surface. Some time ago Dan had acquired what he thought was a sizable piece of butcher block that we would be able to use for this, but after taking off the counter we realized that it was a couple of inches too short. So we went to a few woodworking shops in our city and found one that we liked that is now cutting and finishing a bamboo cutting board counter top for me! Yea!!!

However, in the week that it will take, they need my old counter top as a template and I am left with plywood to cover the hole and all my "stuff" is left on the island. I guess that is the price I have to pay for finally have the counter top I desire!
In the end it will all be worth it and my counter will be so neat and I will not have to have an extra cutting board on the counter and I will have a neat work space! Not to mention I will finally get rid of the 1950s Formica!!!

Have a great day!!!