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.....