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The Beautiful Butcher ;) - Oh My Goods!
Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Butcher Block Counter tops that is!
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My kitchen counters have always been a work in progress.  When we first put in the kitchen our budget was just enough to put granite in one spot and we chose our center island which is more of the focal point of the kitchen and opted for inexpensive Formica on the back cabinets.  The thought was that we would change those out when we could but braces, cars and college tuition seemed to always trump counter tops!
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Sanding away!

Sanding away!

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This time around I wasn’t so crazy about going granite and decided what l really wanted was butcher block counters stained a dark color.  Ikea has great counter tops and you can choose from oak, beech and birch.  We went with the birch but I think all three are beautiful.  Cliffie and I had absolutely no idea how to go about doing this so we jumped on the internet and read and read and read.
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Apply at least 2-3 coats

Apply at least 2-3 coats

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I knew I was not going to use the counter tops to put food directly on them or cut on them so we felt confident using a regular wood stain (we choose Minwax Dark Walnut) but if you are going to use them and want them to be dark I would recommend looking into Dark Tung Oil from The Real Milk Paint Company.  There are a few blogs online that go through all the steps of priming and staining and sealing like these two:
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Addicted 2 Decorating: How I Stained And Sealed My Ikea NUMERAR Butcher Block

Stillwater Story: How to Stain Butcher Block Countertops
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We pretty much followed their advice:
  • Sand a lot
  • Use the wood conditioner
  • Stain at least 2 or 3 times (We did that until we got the color we wanted and then sanded again and again and finally sealed the wood with Tung Oil)

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Dry time

Dry time

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We’ve put three coats on so far and will probably put another two on before its all said and done.  The finish has turned out to be a nice kind of shiny matte finish … does that make sense?

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Next time: My take on mix matching kitchen cabinets and changing recessed lights into pendant fixtures

Until Then,

Mari

  1. August 16, 2018

    Can you please share the name of the Tung oil used? There’s many finishes labelled Tung Oil that aren’t actually Tung oil..

    You also used wood conditioner prior to staining?

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