Is it possible to be madly in love with inanimate objects? I’m beginning to think so. Our counter tops are here and they are everything I hoped for and more. And the new sink and faucet? Ditto. I’ll let the pictures do the talking – subway tile backsplash and crown moulding still to come.
Shall we quickly revisit what the kitchen looked like three weeks ago?
I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago – I had convinced myself that wood kitchens were more appealing to the masses for resale. And now I don’t care about the masses. Let’s get back to the pretty.
The new faucet and sink rock my world. Simple as that.
Here’s a close-up of our counter tops. I mentioned to my sister (a high school Science teacher) before we started this project that I wanted my kitchen counters to look like the lab tables in her Chemistry classroom. We laughed about this because…how should I put this? I didn’t see eye to eye with any of my high school science teachers and science wasn’t my forte. Probably because I was admiring the finish of the lab tables instead of learning the periodic table. Oh well, I graduated.
We went with black hardware for contrast and to echo the dark counter tops. [To answer a previous question, we bought a hardware template at home depot to make sure that we installed each knob and pull in the same place. It worked great - you could also make your own template with cardboard]. And I’m so glad I went with the black hardware – with the white appliances, I think the contrast is important.
In other kitchen news, the banquette is done! I just have to make the cushion and then it will be ready for prime time.