Bathroom Countertops Done!

November 19th, 2012

Slowly ever so slowly we’re a makin’ progress on that hall bathroom!  Last week I stained the wood countertops we routed with an ogee edge a couple of weeks ago.  The vessel sink and faucet arrived last week so Matt and I got to work taking the next steps to install the countertops and the sink/faucet combo. 

bathroom counter


We left off deciding whether to go gray or dark with the wood countertops and opted for the dark instead of the gray.  We tried both on some scraps of leftover countertop wood and ended up choosing the walnut stain for two reasons – first, the gray stain made this hard butcher block wood look more like cement from afar and less like wood and second, the staircase railing runs next to the bathroom and since it’s dark wood, the walnut made more sense for our home.  I think the gray would look really amazing on a softer wood but we opted for the dark for this project.

gray v dark stain


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Sunday Reading

November 18th, 2012

Hello all and happy Sunday!  Just popping in to share the latest over at the Better Homes & Gardens blog, click the button to read the articles!

easy thanksgiving centerpieces glass tiled bathrooms

advent calendar ideas

7 spaces for built in benches

My apologies to all of the email and RSS feed subscribers, the feed has been wacky this week but I’m looking to switch services soon to avoid the ongoing problem.  Thanks for your patience and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


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