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Melrose Kitchen

I used Black Walnut Countertops from Craft Art paired with classic white flush mount cabinets with Restoration Hardware pulls. The open shelving displays the owners pottery. The goal was to create a bright new space for the client while maintaining the look and feel of their over 200 year old colonial home.

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Craft Art Elegant Surfaces
It's a Craft Art wood countertop in solid Black Walnut with Plank Style construction and an eased edge. It is sealed with our modified, waterproof Waterlox finish.

No stain was applied - that's Black Walnut's natural color when oiled with the Waterlox.

Here's more info on Why It's Waterproof!
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love the paint do you know what its called and who makes it?

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Granite or marble counters felt too cold for this colonial kitchen, so Luciano purchased large pieces of American black walnut in sections and cut them onsite for custom counters.Countertops: Craft ArtSee how to work with wood countertops

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