Kitchen Re Do


Hello Everyone. I was trying to wait for a day of sunshine to show off my new counters but not sure when we will see another day with sunshine. So please know these counters looks so much better than in pictures. Ugh for gloomy winter days.
 With the counter tops being granite I really did not want to take them out.

  I did a little research and found a paint process that you can do to make color changes to your granite.

You can see above how they came out.  Bright and pretty.

The problem was this did not hold up. 
We did them in September and they started to peel and chip everywhere.

 This was the color of my granite counter tops when we bought this house last summer. 
Just was not my style or colors.

With this kitchen being small we decided to go back to butcher block for the counter tops.

We have had butcher block in the past houses and loved it.

We were able to find a 12 foot piece in stock at Lumber Liquidators so we would not have any seams.
I liked that the counters match up to the floor.
I think the butcher block with white cabinets is always a bright and pretty look.
I was able to get a new Kohler cast iron sink to replace the other cracked one.  I am working on something cool for the window over the sink and hope to have that done soon.
We also put a piece of butcher block over at the coffee station.

Terry bought me this vintage cedar chest for Christmas. 

It has landed in this space in my kitchen for now.

 I have a little more storage.


I still have my old french window hanger. 

We added the chippy porch post and old post mail box to the wall.



I love my new counter tops.  Low maintenance and they give a better vibe to my kitchen. Gosh just wish I could really capture how pretty they are in this kitchen.

Have a great new week.

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44 comments

  1. Oh wow, I think you captured it beautifully. Love the new counters.

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  2. Love the new countertops! What do you seal them with?

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  3. Oh Kris I adore a white kitchen with butcher block counters - gorgeous, I love them!!! Too bad about the paint, sigh.

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  4. Your new counter tops look great in the kitchen with the white cabinets. The wood counters give the kitchen a bright new look. Enjoy!

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  5. Kris, I am a huge fan of butcher block. We have it on our breakfast bar and our kitchen table. Your kitchen is so cute, and I love the chest and how you have it displayed under the window hanger.

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  6. Are you kidding Kris, they look beautiful no matter sun or not. So much more your style. Thay brought in your cottage feel.

    I adore all your chippy goodness. Hmmm, what are you up to with the window. Can't wait to see.

    Hugs,

    Cindy

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  7. Kris, they're perfect. I really liked the painted look, but this is just so over the top beautiful. It's charming and fresh, even on a cloudy day!! I can't wait to see what you do over the sink. I'll be watching out for that! Enjoy the week and I hope you get some sunshine soon. xo

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  8. OH! I think they are really beautiful, Kris! Gorgeous kitchen!

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  9. Your new counter tops look AMAZING! The chest Terry bought you for Christmas is so pretty and I love how you have everything styled around it.
    ~Des

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  10. Your pictures are fine, Kris! We can see how pretty your new counters look with your white cabinets! It's much better to have counters you love than try to live with something you hate if you can help it. And the cast iron sink is wonderful! I want one so badly but RH is afraid the cabinetry wouldn't support one. White sinks in white kitchens are just so right!

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  11. Beautiful! Sorry you lost out on your granite, it looked so pretty when you first did it. Oh well, onward and upward as they say! Have a great week Kris! xoxox

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  12. Love it-love it-love it!!!! Too bad the granite re-do didn't last but I know you love butcher block so all is well. I hope you do something over your kitchen window like you had in your last house. I loved that!!!!
    Great cedar chest-Terry did good!!! xo Diana

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  13. KRIS!!!!!!! YES YES YES! You always find great solutions and wood is always a great choice. I believe in a more "natural" décor, combining elements like wood, stone and other elements from nature. I follow a beautiful Instagram account from England. The woman and her daughter live in an old cottage and your kitchen resembles hers because she has white walls and cabinets and this butcher block. I would love to have this butcher block but I don't think the MISTER is up to a huge project anymore!OH! What did you do with your fabulous French bench???

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  14. The countertops look great! I agree, the original granite did not match your style.

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  15. Kris, you captured it quite well, both in the renovation and the photos. It's a great, classic look. Love your new cedar chest and wall arrangement too. Always a bonus when a piece can store things! Happy hump day.

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  16. So very pretty Kris. You are an excellent decorator. Girl...I need some of your VIBE being sent my way! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. Ooo, how pretty! I love how the butcher block ; it goes nicely with everything. As for the granite counter, you tried! Now you know what didn't work! I always say it's a learning process and never be afraid to change what doesn't work!
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  18. I love them too! Sooo pretty! And wow! Did Terry do good or what! 😉

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  19. They are gorgeous, Kris. Love your bright and cheery kitchen!

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  20. oh I DO LOVE your new wood countertops. So sorry to hear that countertop paint finish didn't last, it really looked good. And that cedar chest is so wonderful, they're always great storage!

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  21. These counters are absolutely perfect! I think they look even better than the (painted) white granite. They give more texture and warmth to the room and tie in wonderfully with the wood floors. Wish I could hire you guys to re-do my kitchen, lol.

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  22. Did you first try GianiGranite countertop kit? I have had that since 2016 and it has held up fine except for where I dropped something on the edge and chipped it. Looks great. I'd look to have butcher block here.
    Brenda

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  23. Well Kris - it all looks really great now and I can well imagine just how pleased you are with it now. That's a great Christmas present from Terry - he really does have the knack of buying the right things. Hugs, Gilly x

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  24. Glad you are getting things in the kitchen fixed up nicely.

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  25. The counters look wonderful and your photos are great! I love the look of butcher block also. How did you guys carry in that 12 foot piece of butcher block???!!!! wow you guys amaze me! Love the antique chest.. Terry did so good - he definitely knows your style. Hum.m.m.m do I detect a little color in those flowers on the wall and on the chest? I LOVE the pretty blues and the pinks! That entire wall above the chest is beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing! Have a good week! Don't work too hard! xoxo Marilyn

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  26. Love the butcher block with your floors. Beautiful airy & cozy kitchen.Your home always looks so bright & cheerful, even on a cloudy day !!

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  27. I've always liked wood counter tops. Yours look great with your white cabinets. xo Laura

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  28. Love the new look of butcher block. It definitely goes with your style and gives it a classy look. The chest you received from Terry is precious. A pretty kitchen with lots of light and an airy look. Enjoy Kris. Xo

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  29. Oh, Kris---for a second I thought your sink wall was my kitchen, was wondering where my red accents were, LOL. WE LOVE our butcher block counters, for three years and counting. Although we had the island for a few years before on the old cabinets. It gives a warm natural feel to the kitchen and well, love yours, too!

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  30. Oh, everything looks so lovely!

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  31. Love, love, love your butcher block countertops! If I ever get to redo our kitchen, I want to do the same! I’m glad you told where you got them. So beautiful!

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  32. Looking beautiful! Great job terry 😍

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  33. Great job Kris! Butcher block has always been a favorite of mine too.
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs,
    jemma

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  34. That looks great! Too bad that other surface didn’t hold up but look what you ended up with!

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  35. I have always preferred butcher block as a counter top. Marble is pretty and I appreciate the beauty of it but I like the warm and cozy feel of "wood". I do like it with your flooring too. Excellent choice.

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  36. I like the butcher block, it is my favorite. I love the little vases of flowers, they just cheer one up.

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  37. Kris,
    I am playing catch up.....LOVE how the butcher block counter tops look especially with the floors!!! Very pretty!! Your Kitchen is so bright and cheery!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  38. Beautiful! You'd kitchen looks so inviting! I'm glad you were able fyi get the counter tops you liked! Lovely cedar chest from Terry! He's such a good shopper! Hope you get some sunny days soon! Hugs!

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  39. Once again you have wowed me with your ingenuity and style. You and Terry make a great team! I love the warm look of butcher block. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  40. Stunning kitchen. Love the butcher block counter tops. Looks very English with all the flowery details

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