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Nov 21, 2011

Ta Da! Introducing Countertops

I promised you an update on my kitchen situation…

If you remember correctly, Princess tried to give me a jump start by smacking a metal ruler down on the kitchen counter. You can read the entire story here, but basically her prank led to a new cooktop and that led to new countertops. It’s kind of like that book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…where one thing leads to another and that leads to something else…you get the idea.

The first day was spent sanding off the old laminate countertops. By then there was no turning back. We set up a rickety folding table in the kitchen and it became the temporary home to all my appliances and the pots and pans that used to reside in the cupboard under the cooktop. Planning to feed this large crew suddenly became extremely difficult!



Then it was time to putty and prime. Faux granite is rather interesting. You “paint” on the rocks. This was almost like trowel work because it is so thick. Since the Gym Rat and Gamer both work at Kwal Paint, we got this “granite” paint back in the summer for practically nothing because they were discontinuing the line. That also meant that when my sweetie started running out because it was going on too thick that we couldn’t possibly get any more.

Fortunately, my sweetie is amazing and he came up with a brilliant beyond brilliant plan. Rather than make the edges look like stone he would buy a strip of oak and paint it black with gold flecks in it. This required a major change of plans...



By this point I was really starting to stress. I had my girl scouts coming over on Friday to cook some Thanksgiving-type treats and it was already Wednesday. But my sweetie pulled it off and on Thursday afternoon, I was able to put the kitchen mostly back together.

Anyway, what promised to be a three-day project turned into about seven days. Oh, and then he said the urethane recommended a seven-day hardening period. That didn’t happen. And I still have a rickety table set up in my kitchen…



So what do you think?

10 comments:

Irritable Mother said...

It looks great!
How fun it is to see a project come together. Especially when it means you get your kitchen back! *wink*

Natalie Ockey said...

They look great. I can't wait to see them in person.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California

Three day projects always seem to turn into two week projects for me! Your finished project looks great!

Take care and have a nice day :-)

Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

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Silver Strands said...

Wow - those are gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS :)

Cher said...

Nice! Congrats on the updated look! Love it

Tracie said...

Beautiful! Isn't it great having creative hubby's? I love the black with gold flecks!

Emma Frances said...

Your new countertop looks great!! :] And you have one handy, creative husband!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful, you will soon have everything done and all brand new..wow whee, I still have our 33 and nearly 34 year old range and the fridge is almost the same age, cabinets, and countertops oh, how I would love to have what is almost finished for your family..a new kitchen faucet and sink and disposal would be great..see now don't you feel so much better??????????? just saying!~~~~~~~~~!!!!

mCat said...

I think it looks great! And great job on taking on such a project, I think I would be tempted to just hire it out : )

Suzie Thomas said...

Changing the way in which you go about remodelling your kitchen countertops is one of the most beneficial ways in which you are able to save dollars without sacrificing the finished appear of the room.

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