Here’s some fun news–Craft Art Countertops contacted us last month and asked if our readers would be interested in a secret sale! We have used their butcher block countertops in so many spaces that we have renovated over the past 6 years and we always get a ton of questions about our kitchen island countertop, where we used plank-style black walnut DIY countertops from Craft Art. They are offering our readers 20% off any of their countertops (they have a bunch!) with code CLJ through July 31st right here.
We used the same plank-style black walnut in our laundry room and extended it up the backsplash and I am obsessed with the warmth it adds to the room. A few coats of waterlox and we haven’t had to do another thing to it!
You may remember we used a light butcher block in the Pittsburgh kitchen–also from Craft Art. Here we used the White Oak Plank Style. In the photo below, they were not sealed, and have darkened a bit since applying the sealer.
We even used Craft Art finger-joint countertops waaaayyyyyyyy back in our first home’s kitchen!
The great thing about butcher block is it can be made to look new time after time after time if you want it to. Or, you can embrace the patina that comes with life. We actually choose not to cut directly on ours, but love to use it to roll out dough. Recently we refinished our island (after 2 years) because one of the girls’ spilled some super glue on it. (You can read more about that process here…the refinishing, not the super glue.)
And it looked like new again.
If you have a project coming up, I hope you’ll take advantage of the 20% off! Just use code CLJ at checkout here before July 31st. Besides kitchens and laundry rooms, I’ve seen their product used on desktops, dining tables, bathrooms, and shelving!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
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We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
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We’re welcoming fall by lighting up the evenings with the glow of our fire pit. In Idaho, fire pits were more of a summer evening event. Fall was too cold to be out in the evening without being bundled with a coat and blanket. It’s magically different here, and the subtle crisp evenings are just […]
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