Just to vent it out and jot these memories down for posterity, let me elaborate on what took so dang long to get this far. We finally (FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY!!!) got Ikea to deliver the final piece of our countertop at 9:00pm the night before we left for Christmas vacation. It was brutal getting the piece for the bar. We had all the rest of the counters installed, but lived a couple months without the biggest, most important piece. Ikea doesn’t actually stock the 40″ wide Numerar countertop in house, it’s a special order item apparently. They keep the standard width pieces stocked, but if you want the extra wide countertop to make a counter height bar, you have to go to a logistics company to pick it up. They sent us to three (or four?) different places on two different occasions, both of which are outside of Atlanta, and THEN admitted they didn’t have our countertop and had no idea when they would be back in stock. Like two weeks, or six months? No clue. So, we decided if we still didn’t have all of our counters by January 1, we would rip them all out and do something else. But luckily, the missing piece arrived before that happened and my dad came over to help install it. Oh and you know what? After all that, they delivered us a second one a week later because their system is so messed up.
I got this cowhide at Scott Antique Market last month and so far, I love it. It’s so easy to keep clean; you just sweep it like the rest of the floors and if something bad ever spills, you can take it outside and hose it off. Shampoo it like you would a dog if you have to.
We love having our bar to sit at. Parker sits there when he comes home from work and I’m making dinner and we catch each other up on what happened that day. Or sometimes if I have a big craft mess all over the table, we’ll eat at the bar instead. It’s nice to have options, ya know? ;)
Our kitchen is not quite ready to share yet. We still need to finish the countertops (we haven’t sealed them yet or anything), install our shelves and put up a tile backsplash. Oh and paint the door leading outside, but it’s been so cold that I haven’t wanted to deal with that since I’ll have to work outside AND let all the cold air inside by removing it. I’ll get around to it eventually.
So that’s where we’re at with this area. What do you think? Oh and I’m still so in love with my Caravan Shoppe print! I put up another one in our entryway that I’m just crazy for too. I’ll post a pic to Instagram later this week, so if you want to see, make sure to follow me @allsortofpretty.
In case anyone is interested, here are the resources for what you see: Tabouret Bistro Chairs from Overstock.com | Tabouret Counter Stools from Overstock.com | DIY Dining Table | Chalk Map Print by Caravan Shoppe and DIY Frame | West Elm Globe Pendant Light