I have a small butcherblock island which is where my electric cooktop is located...very plain...how can I update
Hi this is Peggy. From what I have read changing the color of you butcher block can be almost impossible. Sorry for the bad news, but I hate to see you waste your money or be unhappy with the result. It all depends on the type of wood you have to be able to darken or change the color of the butcher block. You may want to consult with a person that install or knows more than I do about this. Here is some information I found and hope it is helpful . Good luck. Adventures in Staining Butcher Block - What Worked, What Didn't and ...
Lessons learned about staining butcher block. ... has been a lot of trial and error and some compromises and changes made to our plan. ... The thing that's deceiving about dark butcher block countertops is that .... BUTCHER BLOCK UPDATE:.
You can sand and put a fresh coat of food safe oil on It. You can paint the base a fun accent color
Sounds as if you have a very practical, functional kitchen.
Could you send a picture so we can see what you have and the best approach with your decor?
To piggy back on Kelli's advice, you can clean and scuff with steel wool instead of sanding. Here's a link for oil. It will help preserve and richen the wood tones. Painting the base or applying paper (wall paper or contact paper) would be a way to liven it up also.