First, the before: green laminate countertop and backsplash, silver hardware on the cabinets and silver faucet.
New countertop is cherry butcher block- a little high-maintance, but... soooo worth it. For the backsplash, we installed white bead-board. It is classic cottage, I couldn't resist.
I needed extra storage space for the cookbook collection; this cabinet I was lucky enough to grab when my grandmother moved.
Finally, my love- my new cork floor. When we were researching all of our options for flooring, cork kept coming up as one of the new "eco-friendly" options. So my interest was a little peeked. But once I saw the graining in one of the samples, I feel in love. I didn't even realize at the time that one of the best things about it is how it feels. If you stand in kitchen for any length of time cooking or baking, your feet will adore this floor just as much I as mine do. Compared to the old ceramic floor, you can feel such a difference. My happy, little feet thank me every day. And for anyone wondering, it is also very easy to clean. They put this stuff on the walls in the new HGTV Dream House!
Close-ups of my two cork crushes...
..hehe, the Wino in me couldn't resist!
Here are my Linky Parties for the week!