Mr. KK and I, plus our generous alcoholic families*, have been saving wine corks for 8 years.
And, finally, we have put those corks to good use.
Yesterday, in what can only be described as one of the most back-breaking projects we have ever done, we created a back splash to go above our wine fridge and buffet area in our new kitchen.
It's not up yet, but it's fabulous:
And to add a little something special, we collected marble coasters from wineries on our honeymoon and our most recent trip to Napa, and included those as well.
Peppered in there are special corks that we've written on over the years with phrases like, "our first anniversary", "cruise 2007" and "game night 10/2008".
It truly is special, and once it goes up, it's never coming down.
Which just means we'll live here forever. :)
*I'm not going to say anything, but the wine cork that we have the MOST of is my mother's favorite Pinot Grigio...