Are you feeling sorry for it yet? Well, giving my poor, beat-up kitchen the much needed face-lift is gonna take some time for sure, but this weekend, I made a step in the right direction: I ordered the countertops (or, at least... most of them).
What we need to get the kitchen new counters: a 5x3 ft, 9 ft, 4 ft, and 18in pieces of butcher block, our countertop of choice.
What I wanted to order: 2 8ft pieces of Ikea's Lagan countertop (in Beech) and a 4x6 piece of Numerar, also in Beech.
What I actually ordered: 2 8 ft pieces of lagan in Beech. The island piece will have to wait until it's in stock. The good news is it's really only the outer "L" that absolutely needed done immediately.
The difference between Lagan and Numerar countertops is thickness and price, but we felt that the lagan counters were plenty sturdy still. Unfortunately, the wider island piece is only available in the Numerar, so it'll be a bit of a splurge... when it's finally in stock.
The girl at Ikea (who happens to belong to the church I grew up in) kept trying to sell us on the Oak, as opposed to Beech or birch (which we never really considered). I will agree with her that the oak probably has a bit more character than the beech, but the wood didn't match with the color I chose as well, if you ask me. So beech it was.
Delivery estimate on our new counters is Dec. 7. I'm not sure if we'll actually work on them until after Christmas though.
|Beech counters, white cabinets and a paint chip representative of (but not identical to) our kitchen color of choice.|
Remember this bad boy? Not too much has changed, either.