Ever since we moved into our new-build cottage bungalow, I wanted a real wood top on my island.     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.     That stayed in our kitchen for 2.5 years. *sigh* And if blog posts had sound enabled, you’d hear me squealing right here….     We had a master woodworker friend make it for us. And… Read more »

After stumbling upon the Instagram Decor Bubble, I found folks generally go for neutral farmhouse look. Thanks Jojo.     ‘Farmhouse’ is the buzz word, at least in the circles I move in. {watch for a soon-coming-post where I define for myself the difference between ‘farmhouse’, ‘cottage’ and ‘country’} And I’d say I love bits of rustic farmhouse, those vintage pieces that played a functional role in past times that now clutter up my mantel and sideboard.     Neutral… Read more »