You’ve just gotta work with what your momma gave ya – or, in this case, with what the wood grain gave ya. Lucky for me, this pecan has it all. The contrasting light and dark grain of the wood melts together like a white chocolate chip cradled in a bed of caramel (my mind is always on dessert).
Purchased from Bloomer Hardwoods, the pecan came milled and in its natural state. My dad and I ripped (cut the planks of wood parallel to the grain) and cross-cut (cut the planks of wood perpendicular to the grain) until the pieces were a workable size to be made into cabinetry. My requirement for the design of the kitchen, and the rest of the house included, was that everything look as organic as possible, with a focus on texture and beautiful wood accents. In addition, I decided on open cabinetry and shelving, choosing to only put cabinet doors over the area under my sink. I communicated my thoughts to my dad and left the rest of the design up to him, knowing whatever he created would be beautiful. And hot damn – he did not disappoint.
To seal off the wood, and to ensure that the cabinet tops would be easy to clean, we applied two coats of polyurethane to the entire surface. Here is the almost finished product (the cabinet doors under the sink need to be installed)…
I chose a Kohler cast iron sink in white to complement the wood grain, along with a Delta faucet in a nickel finish.
And don’t forget the biggest esential… a window ledge for my succulents and herbs to soak up the sun.
Remember my old and chippy front door? This week’s sneak peek is of the freshly painted door… Stay tuned for photos of it installed.
This week my recently transplanted larkspur plant from a neighbor’s garden started blooming. Coincidence that it is the same beautiful hue as my front door? 🙂