template to cut out the countertop. After sanding off the factory finish, I applied a stain to match the butcher block to our flooring. I took a scrap piece of butcher block to the nearest Sherwin Williams along with a piece of our hardwood flooring to have them color match the stain. Unfortunately, they were a little behind in their color matching orders so I had to leave it with them for a few days. I picked the stain up last Thursday and quickly proceeded to stain one side that evening. I wanted to make sure to give everything ample drying time, so while each coat/layer was a quick evening project, it took a while to get it all done. I didn't do the best job documenting the finishing process, it was pretty quick and messy. But here's an Instagram pic of the stain setting in before I wiped off the excess.
The directions also called for washers, so they're in there too.
Dry Bar To-Do List
Backsplash (same tile as floor, or maybe not)
Upper cabinets or shelves (I think we'll go with shelves but just incase we change our minds)
Run some electrical thru the wall from the kitchen
Stock with booze and wine
We still have a few design decisions to make but I think we've made it past the half way point of this project. Maybe Matt will want to go shopping for tile to put on the back splash this weekend (a girl can dream right?).
So what do you think, is the tile too dark? What would you put in there? What plans do you have for the weekend?