Oh my goodness, I’m so excited about this. Countertops! Finally! Beautiful, warm, wood countertops.
When I was trying to decide on what material I wanted for my countertops, I went through the list: Granite? Absolutely not…too overused. Marble? Gorgeous, but probably not in the budget. Man-made solid surface? They’re nice and practical, but just seem to lack that “something” I’m looking for. Tile? I really like tile for a vintage look, but it’s just not what I had in mind. Wood? Hmmmm…wood. Now THAT sounds interesting. If I buy it at Ikea, it’s certainly priced reasonably, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not something I see in every house I go into. That’s IT! That’s what I want.
So I went online too see if I could find some inspirational pictures where homeowners have actually used the Numerar butcherblock countertops from Ikea. Here’s what I found:
GOR-geous. Absolutely gorgeous! Found here.
Another beauty, and this one with some pretty
fancy router work, which was done professionally.
This gorgeous kichen was found on the wonderfully
charming blog A Country Farmhouse.
This one is probably the most inspirational for me,
found on Design Sponge. The lower cabinet color is
the same as mine, the backsplash is similar to
what mine will look like (I’ll be using subway tile),
and the countertops are the same.
So there you have it. Gorgeous, warm, natural wood countertops. I’m so excited to say goodbye to my worn, stained, 30-year-old formica! And I’m so ready to make the new cabinets usable. Until now, they’ve just been really expensive kitty beds.
So now if I can just finish up my cabinet doors, I’m on my way to having a real, usable, functional kitchen again! We’ll actually be able to eat more than just cereal and sandwiches at home!! I’ll be able to store my silverware in a drawer, instead of just using it directly from the dishwasher! Oh my…I’m getting all giddy just thinking about it.