Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Counter Top Revive

Hello Sweet Bloggers.
Happy Easter Week.

I wanted to share with you today how I revived my butcher block counter tops in one easy step.


This was the kitchen when we moved a little over a year ago!!!!

These pictures hurt my eyes to remember how this kitchen looked when we first moved in.



Here is the kitchen after we renovated. 




This is how the counter tops looked before we revived them. 
We never sealed the butcher block and kept them natural. 
We would used a butcher block conditioner on them only. 
Using just the conditioner and not sealing them left them open to wear and drying out. 

They needed to be conditioned and sealed.

I used this Watco Danish Oil Finish.  It  penetrates deep into the butcher block.  It then seals and protects the butcher block.  

It is easy peasy to do.  You use a clean rag and wipe the oil onto the wood.
You do not need any fancy applicators or brushes.
 It penetrates deep into the wood. 

With each coat it deepens the color and the beauty of the wood. 

We did three coats.  The more coats the deeper the color.

Now the counters have a nice rich color and more importantly are sealed and food safe. 


After using Waco the butcher block counters match with my kitchen floors.


Wishing all of you a Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Kris

48 comments:

  1. WOW, your counter tops look fabulous!!!! I'll have to try the danish oil on my butcher block. Love your kitchen!!!
    ~Des

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  2. Darling what you did to your Kitchen.
    Absolutely darling,
    d

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  3. Love the butcher block counter tops. Ours are the butcher block laminate - original of the house; 30 years old! Not very attractive, but one project at a time around here due to $$. I also love the shelves on your kitchen walls - so pretty.

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  4. Your kitchen is just dreamy, Kris!! I love the combo of white and butcher block....that's one of my favorite combos and you pulled it off perfectly, of course. The danish oil did a great job, wow, what a difference! Happy Easter sweet friend!

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  5. I adore the look of the countertops. Happy Easter!

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  6. Hi Kris, your kitchen came out looking so nice. You did a great job and I like yours better. I love how nice the counters came out and now you can use them and not have any damage. I really like the open shelves in there too.
    Hope you have a nice week and a Happy Easter.
    Julie xo

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  7. WOW, I love the counter top and floors. The white just sets them off too.

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  8. They look amazing Kris, love your kitchen, such a great transformation.

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  9. Wow huge difference and beautiful difference. We used this product years ago on our dining room table. I loved that it creates a protective covering with keeping the wood natural. I also loved adding extra layers to deepen the tone of our oak top.

    Your kitchen is wonderful.

    Happy Easter my dear.

    Cindy

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  10. Kris, I really like those counter tops. That is what I have wanted here forever. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  11. Looks great, Kris. I use mineral oil 2-3 times a year on our butcher block, and we have had great luck with it. And, I love my butcher block counters more than anything I have every had before.

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  12. I love wood counters, I think they add a lot of charm to a home. Your place always looks amazing. I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family...and all those cute pups!! xxoo

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  13. You’re right Kris, the match is spot on and looks amazing!

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  14. What a great look, Kris. It's always good to get a product recommendation.
    Have a Happy Easter.

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  15. That looks wonderful! I love how it enriched the color and they look closer to the floor now! Happy Easter Kris!

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  16. Kris,
    Your Kitchen looks so charming and the countertops look fantastic!! They DO match your floors!!And LOVE that chandy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Love, love, love your butcher block counter tops! WOW! Hugs and blessings to you and Happy Easter.
    Cindy

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  18. Such a pretty look Kris. It is always good to hear about great products. The before and after shots are amazing. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs

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  19. Kris, your kitchen is gorgeous! And WOW at the transformation you guys made from the original look! It is amazing! Those wood countertops warm up all the white and made such a difference. I think adding the sealer was a good move...it really deepened the color of the wood, giving it more richness and depth...great idea! Everything in your home looks gorgeous and you guys have done a great job! Hope you and your family have a most wonderfully blessed Easter! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  20. Hardly looks like the same kitchen. Amazing what a room can look like once you give it some love. I wanted so much to pin these amazing photos. Something kept going wrong and wouldn't let me. I'll come back later.
    Brenda

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  21. your countertops (and whole kitchen) look fabulous. thanks for sharing the product you used. we have a large island with a wonderful butcher block top and I've been wondering what would be the best way to keep them sealed. Have a blessed Easter, Kris!

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  22. Looks great and love seeing your kitchen again in all its glory! Love the black and white, and the rich golden brown of the counters and floor. Your little Easter setting at the end of your blog is just precious.. Hugs.. Marilyn

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  23. It looks great, what a difference in doing just that.
    I love your yellow rain boots. :-)
    Happy Easter,
    Carla

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  24. Your kitchen looks so much bigger after your special touches. I will have to try that on my Ikea cupboard top. I don't know what kind of a finish it had originally, but we have never done anything to it and it does look worn out and lightened. That White Cottage sign is just perfect for you. It all looks so pretty..xxoJudy

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  25. Your countertop looks beautiful, Kris! I love the wood!

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  26. It is looking so beautiful! Happy Easter!

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  27. The counters look beautiful.

    Where did you find your paper towel holder? It is so cute.

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  28. Nicely done, Kris! The white looks fantastic against the natural, rich color of the wood and I LOVE your yellow wellies!!!!! Happy Easter my friend.

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  29. It looks so pretty! Just a caution though, Watco Danish Oil is not food safe. Have a happy Easter!

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  30. Your countertops are beautiful. I love butcher block, and we have distressed walnut on our breakfast bar. Happy Easter!

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  32. Hey everyone!
    Today I come to you with so much excitement!
    I have been married & barren for 5years i had no child. i have never been pregnant i was a subject of laughter from my Friends & neighbors, i almost lost my marriage because of this issue . i was so confused that i did not know what to do until i came across this great Dr Ahmed online and i contacted him at once i was scared weather it was going to work because i never believed things like this before, so i decided to give it a try and i did all what Dr Ahmed asked of me and today to my greatest surprise i took in the first time and i gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and now my marriage that was about crashing before is now restored. my husband now love and want me better, Am so happy for everything that have been happening my life since i met this Dr Ahmed.
    I want to tell all the women out there who have a similar situation like that the world is not over YET they should dry up their tears and contact this great man and their problem will be gone or are you also having other problems you can also contact Dr Ahmed, here is how you can contact him Ahmedutimate@gmail.com or Contact him via his whats-app number +2348160153829.
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  33. Happy Birthday tomorrow! I hope you have a great Birthday and Happy Easter! Love the new look on the counter tops.
    warmly,
    deb

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  34. You must've been reading my mind! I was just thinking recently that I hadn't seen your kitchen since it was "in progress". Such a sweet, cheerful room! Great job on the counters! They look brand new! Happy Easter!

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  35. tolle VERWANDLUNG,,,,

    wünsche noch ein schönes OSTERFEST,,,,

    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

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  36. I love the contrast of the butcher block and the wood floors with the white cabinets and shelves. Very pretty. You're very brave having so many of your dishes and pieces out in the open like that haha! I THOUGHT about leaving the doors off of some of my cupboards and then decided . . no. It all looks so fresh and pretty - you've a real knack for decorating!!

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  37. Your before shows there really is a possibility of having too much white. I love how the black adds some interest and weight to the room.

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  38. BRAVO KRIS... You have added such personality into your kitchen area... I love the butcher block counters... I used to use Danish oil on my teak , so I know how wonderous it is .. Your eye for detail is fabulous . I love the open design with the dishes and those yellow boots really put a smile on my face... Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a HAPPY EASTER...Hugs

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  39. I like butcher block so much more that granite....warmer looking and a whole lot easier to keep looking nice. You did a great job...I would like a few open shelves in my kitchen but we just have so much dust out this way...better keep my doors.....Have a blessed Easter...

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  40. The counter tops looks great.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter dear Kris.

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  41. Good morning and happy Easter dearest friend! Thanks for visiting my blog; LOVE YOU!

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  42. Your counters are beautiful. I hope you had a blessed Easter.

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  43. I can't even believe those are the same counters! Thought you ripped out the old, and replaced them. Your kitchen looks so pretty!

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  44. What a transformation. Love those chandy's. The flooring and countertops warm that space up so much. Your sign is perfect in that space. The brackets are lovely and add a lot of style to those shelves. I also have open shelves and iron work brackets in my tiny farmhouse kitchen. I love them except my farmhouse gets SUPER dusty and I have to remove all the dishes every other month to dust the shelves and wash the dishes, but like I always say "cute overrides practical" in my home. Your home looks much newer and that makes open shelves way more practical. Great transformation.

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  45. On the PB sectional, my friend has it, white linen, pretty to look at but it's HORRIBLE-so uncomfortable and I feel cheaply made. Kills my back to sit on it, plus like sitting on hard plywood, no cushion. In fact, most of her furniture is PB and after living in her house with all of it, I would never buy it for my own house. It's expensive and not good quality. I will look into Rachel's stuff now.

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