Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Countertops Are Here!

Our new countertops were installed Monday, so our kitchen is functional now!

We went with "Black Pearl" granite in a leathered finish because I love the look of soapstone, but not the maintenance, chipping, or price.  I think it was worth the tradeoff...

They remind me of the countertops in laboratories.

I love the contrast with the white sink...

As you can see, we did not go with a matching backsplash (because we're going with a carrera marble subway tile all the way up the wall), but our old countertops had about a 6-inch backsplash, so there's a strip all along the counters showing the wallpaper that was hiding.

(Let me take a moment to discuss my disdain for wallpaper: I hate wallpaper.  All of it.  Especially the 1980s kind with little mauve and navy flowers.)

The dark counters even make the oak cabinets look better.

Too bad they're going to be painted and given new white doors.

We're ordering the marble for the backsplash this week and starting to build more shaker-style doors to replace the current doors.

On the way to an updated kitchen!
Also, we entered Callie in Garden & Gun's Good Dog Contest.  Take a second to peruse the entries and maybe vote for a certain adorable golden retriever...

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