With the island rejig, we REALLY need a new kitchen counter. No adds here for any of these compaies. I wish I could use the blog for getting a discount. No such luck.
I ordered a sample from Formica and got a quote for redoing the island from Lowe's in Formica FX calacatta marble with their new on all sides egde profile. It is a really impressive fake. Sadly, the price was $1400 for just formica for JUST the island. Gulp.
I also got a quote for real statuario classic marble as well. It certainly is gorgeous but I don't know how well it will hold up with our very sloppy family. It rang in at $7k for the whole ktichen which was a tad more spendy that I thought.
I also got a vague quote for quartz which was around $5k to do the whole kitchen. I'm not sold on quartz either. I'm not a big fan of the speckles.
In the mean time, I started googling for make shift solutions. I had thought about butcher block from Ikea but they don't sell it in large enough lengths to cover our island.
I found Cleverly Inspired $10 wood counter. I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't intrigued.
And this from Breakfast for Dinner
I know wood, especially dimensional lumber will warp over time. I think it might be a really good interm solution for my problem. If I really can make a top for my island for less than $100 I think it might be worth a try.
I think there is a better way to construct it thought. I've been watching Ana White for years and I think the Kreg Jig is the way to put this sucker together. The Friendly Home did this table for Ana White and I think that would look REALLY good on an island and I might just give it a go.
I think a nice weathered grey stain would look really good with what I have going on in the kitchen!