I wanted to show you a couple of new things in our kitchen.
But first, I have to share this beautiful kitchen inspiration picture from Country Living.
I love the warmth the wood adds to the kitchen.
So when trying to decide what type of countertop we wanted for our kitchen, we decided on butcher block.
Why? Because it is beautiful and inexpensive.
So we decided on buying our butcher block countertop from IKEA.
I purchased three 96 7/8” x 25 5/8” pieces of the oak.
I also purchased their farmhouse sink called Domsjo.
If you are looking for a BIG farmhouse sink for a low price, this one cannot be beat!
Believe me, I searched the internet for hours looking for the best deal, and this is it.
Most farmhouse sinks sell for over $1,000, so I was thrilled when I found this one.
Unfortunately, when I got it home, it was too big for our cabinets. We thought it would fit our sink because it is a standard size cabinet, but we were off by like an inch!
We would have had to re-do all of our lower cabinets, and that was not a option.
Sooooo, I drove BACK up to Ikea on Wednesday, with my little buddy Eli, and we returned the sink. Luckily, the night before, I found a store on Amazon that had a sink I loved for $599.99 plus free shipping.
That was about the next best lowest price I could find for the look I was going after. But since we had already taken our sink out of the kitchen, and we were needing to cut the butcher block to fit the sink, we were kind of “stuck” until we found a new sink. We didn’t want to wait until one could be delivered, so I was so excited that the farmhouse sink I found was located in Erlanger, Ky. It was just south of where IKEA is located. So after returning the Domsjo to Ikea, we headed south on the way home and stopped at Signature Hardware and picked up this beauty!
BTW, the service there was amazing!!!
The width of the sink
fits perfectly in our cabinets, although we are going to have to make smaller doors beneath to accommodate the sink. I may do a sink skirt instead. We’ll see..
Cy cut the butcher block for the countertops, and I love the way it looks.
We could sand and stain it, but I really like the color it already is. We are probably just going to add wood oil to seal and deepen the wood color.
These pictures are not the best because I took them at night with a flash. I am hoping that we will have a sunny day soon, so you can see what it really looks like.
Last night, Cy sanded the floors and put wood conditioner and the first coat of stain on them.
I am going to look at them today and see if I like that color or want to add one more coat of stain before we polyurethane it.
Right now, the boys and I are staying at my dad and Janet’s house for the weekend so we don’t mess up the floors.
I hope to give you another update on the floors very soon!
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