I realize I left you hanging with the kitchen update but I kind of wanted to live with it for a while before I gave my review. We went with the butcher block counter top and I love it! They are made from Michigan hard maple, sealed with a clear top coat- no stain. They're even more beautiful in person and wipe up very nicely. I was warned by the contractor that they may not stay pristine forever but I assured him I'm down with a little patina over time. I love the story it tells. According to the manufacturer they are maintenance free meaning we don't have to keep resealing them a total plus in my book! We chose a classic subway tile in "french white" (slightly off white) and light gray grout.
The fire clay farm sink is a dream come true. I don't have a bad thing to say about it. It's huge and makes doing the dishes so much easier. The faucet is by MOEN and we're really happy with it too. We looked at the bridge faucets as well and while they're so pretty, the cost and the thought of having to clean around it were deterrents.
I can't believe how much lighter and brighter this side of the kitchen now seems. (before and after at the bottom) I can't wait to start thinking about doing the other side around this time next year.
And just for the fun of side by side comparison...
Hope you're all having a beautiful week!