Sunday, April 17, 2016

French Inspired Kitchen Makeover, French Stone Sink, Carrara Marble Counters and Subway Tile, Lacanche Range, Oak Herringbone Floor

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.
I wanted to share a few more images of our kitchen makeover.
I will share some before images in my next post.
The sink is a stone sink from France.

We kept the same layout of the old kitchen.
The wood planks are the original wood planks we found under the drywall.
The tile is Carrara Marble subway tile we purchased from Emser Tile
and installed ourselves.  
The countertops are Carrara Marble counters.
We purchased our slabs from Bedrosians Tile & Stone.

The shelves are all Carrara Marble. Thad made the brackets using 2x4 scraps.
We painted the walls, ceiling, cabinets, and trim Farrow and Ball's All White.
We still need to finish making the two drawers on each side of the range.

The countertops and the subway tile are all honed Carrara Marble.

The built in was a fun project.  We still need to add the trim around the base of it.
I shared a before image of it in my previous post.  I tiled the inside of it with the Carrara Marble Subway tile.  The shelves are also Carrara Marble.

The knobs are French porcelain knobs.

The island is a butcher block table I found in France.

I sanded it down and treated it with the Woca White Lye I also used on the floors.

For the floors we bought our black oak raw boards from a local family owned saw mill.
Thad then added the tongue and groove joints and installed the floor in the herringbone pattern.
One thing I noticed with the Black oak is it seems to have some pink pigments.
We treated it with the woca white lye which helped draw out those pink pigments.  The bottom image on the left, you can see the floor on the left side of that image is lightened with the white lye and the area my feet are on hasn't been lightened yet.  I will share more images and more about the finishing process in the near future.

These French doors were once used as our headboard.
We hung them on White Shanty Hardware that Seth custom made for this area.
White Shanty is based out of Utah and all of their hardware and furniture is handmade in the United States.  The quality and craftsmanship is amazing.  On instagram we are giving away a 400.00 gift card to White Shanty.
The pantry and refrigerator is behind the doors.
I will share more images of this area in the near future.

On another note....

I will be back with more images of our kitchen makeover.
In the meantime you can find me posting daily on instagram.....


Karen said...

Your kitchen is incredibly beautiful. I feel like I just walked through a dream kitchen in the French countryside.

Debra said...

I want your kitchen. It is so beautiful.

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Y*O*U will NEVER leave this H*O*M*E!*!*!
Beyond AwEsoMe Space... Such fabulous surface choices/design!!!
The BeSt!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

DD's Cottage said...

Gorgeous on the highest level!

Danielle said...

In love with your beautiful kitchen xx

Unknown said...

These photos are so stunning! What a simply gorgeous kitchen! I would want to spend all of my time in here!

Emma Connolly said...

Am totally in love with your kitchen! Love those market baskets too! May have to treat myself! Xx

Judy said...

What a an exquisite, ethereal French kitchen you have created. Every detail was so lovingly and meticulously tended to. You must be delighted!

Tina said...

PRETTIEST kitchen EVER!!!!! ❤️

lala said...

You have created a truly lovely kitchen for your family - warm and inviting, pretty yet functional. I love all that you have incorporated into this room. You clearly have a wonderful talent for design!!

Little Farmstead said...

Favorite kitchen ever! I especially love the marble subway tile and the natural, raw wood floors. The stove is not too bad either. :) Amazing job. Thanks for the inspiration! ~julie

JoanMarie said...

Hello Maria - the stone sink and butcher block are gorgeous and love the lye treatment on the floors. Simply wonderful all around.

Keity said...

What a lovely kitchen! French doors look very nice, especially the black iron hardware brings a good effect! Thank you for sharing!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

THIS IS JUST SO LOVELY...AND HOMEY. I've really enjoyed following you on Instagram.

The Cottager said...

Your kitchen looks amazing Maria! So fun to read through your recent blog posts. That big drying rack is awesome... I was just washing several wine bottles and wishing I had one like that. Love that Spring is here... Enjoy and blessings to you and your family!

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

So happy to see you blogging again, even if it is just every once in a while. I have found that in the 7 years I have been blogging so many people have fallen away.. With Instagram and Facebook I think it is too much for some and blogging seems to be the one that goes.

I adore your home and always looked forward to your posts. I do follow you on Instagram but I like the full pages of a blog.

I have been admiring your floors on Instagram, fabulous! We just did ours in our farmhouse but I went with colour, I did them is distressed denim. I love the washed wood look, may do that in the kitchen.

Have a lovely day,