Farmersgirl Kitchen

Oak Worktops

Uncategorized | February 21, 2010 | By

Just a little update on the new kitchen. The joiner (carpenter) who is coming to fit the kitchen said he would “be here in the middle of this week at the earliest” we are interpreting this as probably next week. These oak worktops are supposed to be oiled and, indeed the oil came with them. However, as my MIL (85) lives with us and is likely to use all sorts of chemical sprays on any available surface (and will not be told) we decided that it was safer to varnish them. The joiner says this will be fine and at least they will maintain their fabulous finish. The varnish is matt so it really doesn’t show at all.

I was really excited when I saw how gorgeous the worktops look and how well they match our wooden floor. Mind you we have spent all weekend moving them, painting them and stepping over them!

  1. Traceyr
    February 21, 2010

    Janice these are stunning and will look great in situ.

    Love the wall paint colours too.


  2. Angelnorth
    February 22, 2010

    I do love a good wooden worktop and yours look fab! Hope the varnish works out well for you (must re-oil mine!).

  3. Kaz
    February 22, 2010

    Ooooohhh those are worktops to die for Janice!! Good idea with the varnish, had to laugh at the 'won't be told'!! xx

  4. Kath
    February 22, 2010

    Love those worktops and had to giggle about your mother-in-law.

  5. Cookies and cakes
    February 23, 2010

    I am so excited about your new kitchen! I am happy for you 🙂

  6. Helen McGinn
    February 25, 2010

    Hmmm…having problems with messages today; this is my second on here, just a wee test. xx

  7. Wendy
    February 25, 2010

    Oh Janice – they look fabulous. I wish I had varnished my (walnut) worksurfaces… they need to be sanded and oiled again. I really am getting very jealous of your kitchen!

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