We're in the middle of a DIY kitchen makeover. We're planning on replacing the counter tops, but I really wanted to have a butcher block counter top for our island.
I was in the midst of having Physical Therapy for a back injury when I came across a butcher block table top on the side of the road. My dilemma, PT for back pain! After giving it some thought, I was able to "cartwheel" it into the back of my minivan and slide it in...back pain averted!
The table had no legs, but I didn't need the legs. It was kind of messed up around the edges, but we were going to be cutting off the edge.
My husband trimmed the table to the correct size. It was 1 1/4" thick, so we added trim pieces around the edge. The trim pieces added
1 1/2" to the edge.
After much sanding,
I stained the piece and we installed it.
This is another picture of the before...
Here are some pictures of the kitchen before we started.
In addition to the butcher block counter top on the island, we installed hardwood floors, new light
In addition to the butcher block counter top on the island, we installed hardwood floors, new light fixtures, painted the ceiling and walls.
We also painted the cabinets a medium gray, added wainscoting to the island and added all new hardware.
We're still planning to replace the other counter tops and add a subway tile back splash.