A lot of people ask Ryan and I how we are going to be able to live in such a small space. And truthfully, I just don’t think we can truly understand how it will work until we are living there.
But one area I’m not worried about?
Seriously, there is plenty of storage in this space for what we need. We have a great fridge. And the kitchen truly turned out even more beautiful than I envisioned. There are still plenty of things we need to finish in this space, but it’s really feeling like a kitchen now.
Not only is it practical, it’s also beautiful.
In addition to those pretty cabinets, you may have noticed the butcher block countertops. I somehow managed to trick our friend Dave into offering to finish the countertops.
I love these countertops so much, I cried when I saw them. And Ryan was confused and I tried to explain that I was just so happy. But he didn’t get it. But, guys. These countertops. I wish you could pet them. They get me totally emotional.
You know we love butcher block countertops and Waterlox. (Check out our review of IKEA butcher block and Waterlox.) This time around, we fixed the issues we had with our first butcher block experience.
- We stained the countertops first, for a deeper color.
- We were more cautious about the finish – ensuring there wouldn’t be lumps and bumps from dust. (Dave took care of this.)
The opposite wall is also looking great – including the island and a double shelf for storage. The microwave will live on top of the shelves.
There are still plenty of projects on the horizon – installing the hardware, hooking up the faucet and disposal … Oh yeah, I guess we need a stove, too. It will take the spot of the record player. Because despite what my husband tells you, the record player is not staying in the barn. No room for a record player. Sorry, Charlie.
But as you can see, I did make time for the barn wood cow and pot of fake grass. Because I have priorities.
So, that’s a pretty darn near finished tiny kitchen for you. And I’m getting teary just writing about it. Look at me, getting all verklempt.
Talk amongst yourselves.
I’ll give you a topic.
Do you love this as much as I do?
Did you like this post?
We'd love to send you more inspiration and encouragement for your home. When you sign up below, we'll send you our free guide to save thousands on your next home project. Because your home shouldn't own you.