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    Open shelving kitchen - to do!

    Open shelves are making a comeback. And about time. Who needs all built-in cabinets? The only thing is, you must have uniformity in what you put on those open shelves, such as is seen here. What a wonderful rustic look for a kitchen. And so practical too.

    If I were to change my kitchen from green this is what I would love!

    Kitchen Tiles - Ceramic tile in nature-inspired green hues creates a striking backdrop for this kitchen's open shelving. The long, narrow tiles look handmade and mimic the detailed craftsmanship found in the rest of the 1928 Craftsman home.

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    This tutorial on how to install butcher block countertop takes you through all the steps and how to get a food safe finish with great protection

    Wood table and shelving. Grey slip chairs.

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    A Country Farmhouse

    Trina just wrote a post on her blog about the Country Living shoot with all the fun behind-the-scenes stories I love. For instance, the Christmas photos were taken in July, and the brass lantern next to the front door in the top photo was hanging from fishing line to make it look like it was mounted to the wall. Read all about it on A Country Farmhouse.

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    Love the white - very bright and "fresh" looking. Also like the butcher block counters, but I'm not sure how durable they'd be. white | butcher block counters | industrial faucet with swivel | porcelain sink

    I keep bouncing back and forth between wanting timber bench tops and some sort of white stone in the kitchen. I think this image has made my mind up for me. ;)

    $40 stained butcher block countertops...I love this SO much more than granite

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    Extremely detailed tutorial on creating and installing the butcher block countertops, also a post-mortem on how they've held up one year afterward: from this & that: Kitchen

    white cabinets, butcher block countertops, farmhouse sink and pretty blue walls

    Space-Saver An island can work in a smaller kitchen if it's scaled to suit the size of the room. Though it's only 2 feet wide (to allow plenty of clearance on all sides), this island offers a prep sink, a chef-friendly butcher-block top, and storage underneath and on the ends

    love the items on the shelves