…generally do what you have to do when trying to fit counters. And it was pretty hard cutting them. Brian bought a special saw which helped, but they were a bear. Cost: *Butcher block counters = $630 (2 8-ft + 2 6-ft pieces) *Conditioner, stain, finish & supplies = $43 (there’s another post coming about what we used – and what we learned) *Circular saw blade for oak = $35 Total cost for counters =…
…ough one is a wood veneer and the other is oak, the dark stain helps them coordinate nicely.
Since we had everything out for staining and it really needed it, I went ahead and refinished the desk, too. It looks 100 times better, so I’m glad I did (you can see a closeup of the desk before in this organizing post). Oh, yeah, and next up is repainting the desk.
I’m planning a more detailed post next week with inform…
…till in the house, so we’re seeing their furniture and decor. Enough said.
Living Room During
We spent a week prior to moving in taping and spraying (and peeling wallpaper, which you’ll see in part 3 of this series…).
Living Room After
Sprayed everything creamy white. Left the brick because it wasn’t too dark or orange and I knew we’d be using the insert (wood chips and pieces……
This is a sight I’ve been waiting to see for eight years: demolishing the 30-year-old tile in our kitchen, wha-hoo!
Which means we’ve started the last stages of our kitchen remodel which was begun when we sprayed everything with white paint in 2004 right after buying our house and was continued when we retrofitted a cabinet to hold an over-the-stove microwave.
And yes, it was started a long t…
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