Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kitchen Floor Redux

Second time appears to be a charm!!

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).
Speaking of entry area, I am loving the George Nelson bench we bought recently to anchor that area ... a mid-century classic piece that Mike and I have both wanted for years. It creates a bit of a resting spot upon entering through the backdoor, and our plan is to hang some cool hooks above it for coats and bags. The wall is so sparse over there that I really want the hooks to work almost like a sculpture in that space.

Here are some of the contenders:

powder coated steel wave rack – comes in gloss black or white – from a great online shop find at

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
Taking votes, so let me know...

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