Monday, April 1, 2013

From the Heart.....Pine

Our original idea.  Buy a countertop/sink combo from Ikea.  Why?  It was economical.  Then came:

and we totally changed our plans.  Richard has a pile of heart pine behind our house from a tear down job a while back.  Originally floor joists in a house.  We were going to have to glue three pieces together to get the depth we'd need for a countertop.

This stuff is amazing, y'all.  Look at those rings!  I tried to count...umm, not happening.  

We let the glue dry for quite a few days and then sanded and sanded until it was a nice smooth, flat surface.  We also trimmed the edges down and Richard rounded the corners.

We installed the countertop and I put on a pre-stain and then two coats of dark walnut stain.  After we let that dry we applied a couple coats of poly (we also sanded in between coats) and then waxed it.

It turned out better than we could have imagined.  I love it!

Here's a messy/in-progress pic (with the tower shelf...more on that later).  And PITiful Brody...oh goodness...that sweet lil face!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning my bathroom in your post! I am so glad you liked the idea and I think your bathroom is looking amazing!