Monday, September 19, 2011


Oy vey. It's been forever. I know.

It's been rainy and crappy and I've felt completely uninspired in the kitchen lately. Not to mention Adam and I started coaching a middle school soccer team, so that eats up my afternoons and early evenings. Bye bye recipes of any length. Hello 30 minute dinners. Maybe. Or take out. Usually take out.

We won't even talk about how my kitchen has looked like this for the past few weeks:

And my dining room like this:

That's right, remember my lovely little letter to Ikea? You know, so we could build a nice sturdy table to fill this hole:

Well, I didn't end up with the 4' butcher's block countertop like I was wanting since they never got those in. Instead, we opted for the 6 footer. Win.

After we finally got all of our 4x4s cut down to the right size, the countertop oiled and sanded, and then all those dang legs and side boards painted (ugh 4 hour wait time between coats!), we finally started on the actual building process.

Ok, who am I kidding? Adam and my dad got started on the actual building process. Which took a good chunk of Sunday morning and afternoon. But, by about 3:00, all the legs and boards were attached.

After a quick flip and some kitchen clean-up... ta da!

Even better than what I was envisioning! Now I finally have tons of counter space to play on!

That's right, be jealous.


  1. That looks wonderful! Hooray for lots of counter space!!!! :D
    Great job on building this beauty as well.

  2. You did a great job! I love butcher's block too. Can't wait to see what you create on it soon. :D

  3. A great table/counter addition! I love your framed food photography art on that wall...what a great idea! :)



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