Ebonized floors was not how we'd originally envisioned the kitchen. But given our options in working with old pine, and after the first trial with the less-than-desirable outcome, this was the best answer for a unified look.
We hired someone we felt completely comfortable with this time, who did a series of processes to the floors to get just enough coverage while letting the wood grain show through a very minimal amount here and there.
The details are hard to see in these photos but here is the big picture:
|from the den, entering the wine bar area (still need a counter + backsplash here on the wine bar)|
|awaiting a table for the banquette area + window shades|
|showing the entrance to the kitchen from the back door. (door being replaced this week).|
Here are some of the contenders:
|powder coated steel wave rack – comes in gloss black or white – from a great online shop find at http://www.switchmodern.com/|
|also from switch modern. this one comes in multicolored or aluminim/white. love it!!|
but its of course the most expensive...
|simple/retro/basic – from another store at http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/|