Hello Lovelies! Hope you’re ready for a long weekend and a wonderful celebration of The Risen Christ!!
Onto something a lot less important…BUTCHERBLOCK COUNTERTOPS
I finally got to stain the IKEA butcherblock countertop I got a few weeks ago. We practiced on the underside of the wood to see what colors we would like. We ended up sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, wiping away the dust, cleaning with denatured alcohol by Crown, conditioning the wood with Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner, then the exciting part….staining with Minwax English Chestnut Stain. I left the stain on for 15 minutes, then wiped it off.
It looks so pretty!
Tomorrow I will put two coats of polyurethane on this baby. Then we’ll remove the old counter and glue and screw in the new countertop as directed by our wood guy. Please go visit his website if you’re in the Raleigh area. Charles is great!
Other plans for the holiday weekend (insert moans and groans from the offspring who don’t want to work!) include finally hanging the beadboard backsplash and trim. We’re being tortured by how the trim will look but the LOML is a pro at math and figuring out puzzles so I have faith that he will do a great job.
A before and after of our new island butcherblock countertop
I LOVE IT!!!
I wish you and your loved ones a very blessed Easter.