Top Counters!

The counters finally went in today! Here is a pic in the daylight of what they will kind of look like.

We spent two days sanding the oil finish into the wood. John wanted to do a wet sanding situation where you start with regular 220 sand paper, then add the Liberon oil and use a 320 wet/dry sandpaper. Let it dry 5 hours, then oil and sand with 400, then dry for 5 hours and then sand with the 600. You end up with a super smooth surface. Really soft. And water resistant. Then you have to maintain it every 6 months to a year. Good times.

We had a lot of fun cutting everything to fit non-plumb, non-square cabinets. And we still have some work to do to make it look right. But here is the photo of the counters installed:
Right now it's so lovely I'm scared to actually use them or set anything on them. But I'm sure that'll change in like 2 days. When I have screaming children demanding quesadillas and milk.

Okay, I took a photo this morning...that's better...







21 comments

Laurel Stephens said...

Those counters look great!

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Peg Meckling said...

Countertops look fab! I have wood also. Love it!

Mrs. H said...

They look great!!! I love the wood!!!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Thanks for the info on how to sand and oil the counters for a smooth lovely finish and durability. I love yours and I know the feeling about not wanting to put anything on them. lol Thanks for stopping by and leaving kind words. Have a great week.

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE the wood counters with the fabulous white farm sink! Beautiful!

We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Very pretty! Butcher block is so nice! I'm glad you were able to get the oil you needed!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love wood counter tops! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Becolorful said...

This is so beautiful. Really. In a world of granite it is inspiring to see options. Thanks so much for sharing on BeColorful
pam

Scribbler said...

I have been lobbying for wood countertops for years, as I have it on a little island and love it. The rest is granite which I hate. I would really hate to tell you how much stuff I have broken (being a klutz) when it got dropped or turned over on the counters.

I didn't realize that wood was quite so much trouble to maintain. You will have to post about how it holds up, because I will be curious to see. I do rub vegetable oil into my island top every now and again.

MuseBootsi said...

After they cured for 24 hours, water beaded up and yogurt that had sat for a few hours wiped away with no sign of distress. I am really impressed! I just need a few trivets, which we never needed with our tile counters. Shopping trip!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I would love for you to come share this at my linky party, Cowgirl Up! going on right now!
♥Linsey

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I want wood countertops so bad - but am afraid of the extra maintenance. They look lovely!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I'd love granite (actually, I'd love marble, but that is too much trouble), but I've been seeing the wood countertops and have been slowly swaying towards that way. I think they would be lovely in my Victorian home-and age appropriate for the home, yes? I will be interested to see how they wear for you.

Hugs,
Judy

Robin said...

Oh how beautiful! They look amazing.

Shelia said...

Love your new countertops!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Be still me heart!!! This is the cutest Vintage look ever!! Kudos on such a great job. I LOVE it!
Just for fun, I posted about a piece of furniture today, too. : )
M.L.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Thank you so much for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I really appreciate your participation. See you next week!

♥Linsey

Katie said...

They look great! I love the more natural color of the wood! I bet you just love them!!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your kitchen is really looking good, love the counter tops and thanks so much for sharing with us how you did prepared them. Love the wood. I also hate putting anything on my counters. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best

Terri said...

I haven't been back to visit since you did the demolition. It's looking really good!