Ever since we moved into our new-build cottage bungalow, I wanted a real wood top on my island.

 

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I pretty much decided we’d replace the wood-look formica within the first year.

Yeah.

Here’s an old iphone pic of the faker laminate.

 

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That stayed in our kitchen for 2.5 years. *sigh*

And if blog posts had sound enabled, you’d hear me squealing right here….

 

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We had a master woodworker friend make it for us.

And it’s almost as delicious as the sourdough bread from the farmer’s market.

 

 

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Not to much red or orange, and with lots of worm holes and rugged rustic farmhousey goodness.

 

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I ADORE it on the {Washed Aqua by Porter Paints} kitchen cabs…swoooony!

I mean, can you love a wood top island like a child?

 

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Pretty sure you can.

But I don’t baby it like one. Just warm water wash down after meals. Target Method Wood Cleaner/Conditoner once a week.

 

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It blends perfectly with our laminate floors…rich and deep brown, with black streaks.

 

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I love the more rustic touches I’ve added to my kitchen since we built it.

There’s a story there.  About how I repainted the cabinets our builder painted first. *ahem*

Any real wood counter top/island folk out there?  Love it? Hate it?

 

 

4 thoughts on “::My Real Wood Island Top::

    1. cottagegirl Post author

      Of course I do Julie! I was just talking with hubby about where to hang my sign you made me next {it moves around the house 🙂 } So glad you found me over here in my new digs!

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