I like it! We were thinking of something similar... gray on the bottom and white on top. Here is my inspiration....http://theletteredcottage.net/kitchen/
I love that they removed the ceramic tile and put in hardwood. I would like wood in my kitchen to make it a softer surface for standing on all the time.
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