Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Good morning, all! It’s Monday, and today is our first Make It Happen Monday check in! Did you get your project finished from last week? I did! But just barely. 🙂 And perhaps some of you will consider my project unfinished because I didn’t do all of my touch up stuff. But I’m still calling this one FINISHED!!
Last week, I committed to refinishing my butcherblock countertops that were showing awful wear and tear, and were beginning to show water damage as well.
And the color was terrible. It was very yellowish orange with a tint of green, and the grain was almost black. I think the color had gradually turned over the year, because I don’t remember it looking like this after I refinished them last time.
But now…NOW…my countertops are gorgeous!!
Drastic difference, right?
Here’s the whole view, and you’ll see what I mean about the whole project not quite being finished. I have paint touchups and recaulking to do…but the countertops themselves are FINISHED!
I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. When I started re-staining them, I wasn’t sure if I wanted them to be light or dark this time, but I decided for sure that it needed two coats of stain. After the second coat, I decided it needed to be a bit darker. Five coats of stain later, I had these gorgeous, dark, rich countertops, and I couldn’t be happier!
Now I know there will be questions about how I refinished my countertops. I’ll be posting the details later today.
My project for next week…
So this next week, I’m committing to doing lots of little finishing touches. I’ll be doing paint touchups, recaulking where the tile meets the countertops, grouting the tile in the kitchen and breakfast room, and finishing up trim work (installing quarter round and painting trim that I never finished painting), for example…
And those are just two examples of many little finishing touches that need to be done, so I definitely won’t be able to procrastinate until Thursday before getting started. 🙂
So how did you do on your project?
I want to hear how you did on the project that you wanted to finish this week! Did you finish it? Did you do like I did and wait until Thursday to get started?
If you have a blog post about it, or pictures on Flickr or another photo sharing site, feel free to leave a link! Show off your work!
And then, tell us what you’re committing to finishing this next week.
This accountability thing really did help me. Without it, I know I’d still be looking at ugly countertops. Did it help you as well?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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