Saturday, September 27, 2014


Oh My Goodness!  
There is so much happening around me right now!
But, I'm loving it!  ALL GOOD STUFF!

Happy Weekend my friends!

I'm away from the cave today and tomorrow doing a craft show at the Barberton Mum Festival but I had to quickly share with you what was happening at my house on Thursday!
YAY!  They are gorgeous!!!
 Mind you, there was really nothing wrong with what existed in our wonderful large kitchen,  only thing was hubby never liked the darkness of the countertops from the time we bought the house 11 years ago! 

So finally, now that he's back to good health (cancer free 5 years now!  YAY!!!), we are taking care of some of those projects we've talked about for so very long.

We replaced the counter tops, sink and faucet.  It looks FABULOUS and the guys who did the installation were fantastic!  Very professional, very knowledgeable and Jon was very funny!  Hubby and I just stayed out of the way, watched the process and learned a few tricks along the way.

Keep in mind, the backsplash is not done yet (so you'll see a white rim around where the old backsplash was).  We went yesterday and picked out what we wanted to use and hubby is anxious to get his hands dirty on the job!  YEP ... he's doing it himself!  He's a pretty handy guy so I'm comfortable with him doing it because I know he's more of a perfectionist than I am so I have no worries it will be beautiful when completed!

Want to see what it looks like now??   Drum roll please ...
Here's our new counter tops ...

The lighter color (even though it has streaks of black in it) make the kitchen look so much bigger and open.

We did have one problem however ... and it was a biggie but we compromised and I think it will work out okay.  We had originally ordered the double sink that has a larger sink on the left and a smaller (for prepping) sink on the right ... with the low divider and it is an 'undermount'.  

WELL ... after the guys got the counter top all in place and even joined at the back corner, it was time to put the new sink & faucet in ... THAT'S when we discovered the problem.  Instead of them counting the counter top to accommodate the larger sink on the LEFT, they cut it for a RIGHT larger sink ... hence, our new sink wouldn't work in the cut out space!  UUUGH!!

After some phone calls and talking, we agreed to keep the counter top AS IS (the company wanted them to take it back apart and have it re-manufactured ... eeks!!) and go with the reverse sink.  Of course they couldn't find one in all of Ohio the color we wanted with the half divide ... SO they pulled one off the showroom to put in temporarily while a new sink is ordered.  Nothing's ever easy is it!!??!!

Here's a close up photo of the island top ... just so you can see it closer.
Unfortunately, my phone camera couldn't pick up the beautiful sparkle of the quartz that is speckled through out ... another feature of quartz that I liked so much (a girl needs her bling!)

Okay ... gotta go!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day/weekend!
As always . . .

P.S.   Please come back tomorrow when I have more EXCITING NEWS to share with you!!

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