My birthday is upon me....and I am really excited! Freddie has planned a really nice weekend for me. He is definitely a keeper! Among the weekend events....a little R&R time, going to visit my sister and brother-in-law and visiting the Home and Garden Show in Cincinnati!
Also, we are going to be looking at some butcher block countertop for our kitchen island. I'll post pics soon....we have a small island in the center of the kitchen and I am really longing for it to have a lip hanging over where we could put some stools for the kids. The kitchen countertops, although in great shape (grrr), are a really neutral speckled laminate. They really remind me of puke. Makes it quite appetizing to look at them while I am cooking.
So, we are considering a change, but to what? No idea yet. I do like the idea of mixing materials, though, and would like to do the island in butcher block. Speaking of....I had changed out the hardware this fall and was immediately happier.
A not bad, patterned brushed nickel....
Ahhhh...I'm really digging the oil-rubbed bronze knobs and bin pulls. I seem to be slightly obsessed with bin pulls these days....