When we got married sixteen years ago my husband asked if we could buy power tools instead of furniture. It is a sacrifice with a tremendous pay off. Our kitchen remodel is a homemade labor of collaborative love. We started by taking down one wall and buying a lot of black walnut from a Michigan farmer. Seven years later our dream has not only come to life, but also helped us see our hidden talents. My husband built gorgeous cabinets from rough planks while I poured through BHG for inspiration. The end result...a kitchen that makes me gasp with delight every time I come through the door!