Photobucket     Photobucket        

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm So Excited!!!!!

I am so excited!! Guess where I've been today? Yep...you guessed it, picking out granite! I know I said it would be a while before we would be able swing this, but things worked out in my favor! I mentioned that we went to my aunt's house on Easter. Well, she just had granite installed and she told me about the company she used and said that was very reasonable. She checked every place here and surrounding areas to find this company. So, I had them come over last week and give me an estimate. They were willing to come down to an affordable price and I was ecstatic!! Today, with my parents, we made a trip up north to pick out the granite. After looking at tons of slabs we finally made a decision and I am very pleased! I was sure to take my cabinet doors, tile and paint lid. That was a must! I have got to get some more of my paint...it's all dried up. lol...The granite is called venetian gold and picks up all the colors in my cabinets and tile. I love the black in it too...looks great with the new knobs. It was a little challenging finding something to look good with the green, but this slab worked! This slab, along with the slabs behind it, came in today. Talk about good timing!! They were still a little wet from all the rain and the salesperson said they will lighten up just a tad, but that will be ok .



LOVE IT! It looks so good with both cabinet doors...



Do you see the lighter part in the middle? That part was dry, he showed us from the back. So, he thinks the entire slab might end up being lighter like that.

This is a piece he broke off of another slab out of the same batch. It's dry and looks good to me!! They are coming to install it next Tuesday...the day after Memorial day. Can't wait!!


I hope you like it! Of course I will post pics right after it's installed!



Thank you to those of you who joined my Show And Sell party yesterday! I am going to add vintage to next week's party so be thinking about what you want to show and/or sell!


I am also going to start on Chase's room soon...you guys gave me some great ideas! Be sure and stay tuned for updates.


Have a great weekend!!


21 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Kristen! Wow! That is really exciting news. I remember when we first installed our granite and how excited I was too. It really tranforms a kitchen in a very good way. My parents have the Venetian Gold color as well and it is gorgeous. You will LOVE it! You made a great choice. I can't wait to see it all installed in your home. I know it will be beautiful.

Have a nice weekend. I hope your weather is nice. We actually need some rain here. It's been so dry.
~Melissa :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

YAYY!!! So excited for you! Granite is THE best, I love it! :) I cannot wait to see how it looks in your newly decorated kitchen :)

L said...

woo-hoo! Venetian Gold is so pretty. You are going to be so pleased having granite in your pretty kitchen.
I am excited for you and can't wait to see it the photos!
~L

iSavor the Weekend said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the new kitchen :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How exciting, Kristen! It's beautiful! Look at the size of that thing. It's amazing when you see it before it becomes a countertop. Can't wait to see it in place, and you don't have to wait long either!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

That is exciting! I felt the same as you when we did the kitchen island. It is amazing how much of a change granite can make. I cannot wait to see it installed. Congrats!

ButterYum said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!! You're going to love your new granite counters. They take a little getting used to, but you'll never want formica or tile again.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so happy for you. Granite is so wonderful. I just love mine...and you will love yours too!

Stacey said...

Yay! That will be gorgeous Kristen. Going to pick out granite is on our agenda too. I'm going to look at that particular granite because it would probably match all of my wood, tile, and colors also.

Your kitchen is just amazing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very exciting Kristen!! Can't wait to see it installed! Enjoy your weekend, Martina

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats Kristen, the granite gods were with you on this adventure. Your choice looks beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing the remarkable change it's going to make to your already beautiful kitchen. hugs ~lynne~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kristen, I love your granite choice, it has a ton of character and I love that. Great color. It is going to be fabulous. Hugs, Marty

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love the color granite with your cabinets. I also have green cabinets and have been looking for a good looking granite to go with them.

Dee

Becca said...

GORGEOUS ... obviously, you'll be amazed at the new look it gives your kitchen !! Our granite, Golden Beach, is very similar to what you've chosen and we LOVE it !! Can't wait to see the reveal. xo

Liz said...

Kristen, I love your choice, very pretty! I can't wait to see it installed in your gorgeous kitchen. I've been enjoying your kitchen transformation.

Hope your enjoying the weekend! XOXO ~Liz

Linda said...

Yay! Granite!!! So happy for you Kristen. I can't wait to see the pictures when it is installed.

Anonymous said...

Love it Kristen...it's going to look great...

I found it a fun process picking out the slab, and the transformation is amazing....

I never did make the mesh wreath :( bad Kathy...and just saw Becca's pretty Memorial Day one...I have got to get my rear in gear !!!

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day....we went out West to visit our kids, we had such a nice time but of course it's never long enough and I miss them like crazy...

All the best,
Kathy :)

Farica said...

Kristen, I have Venetian Gold in my kitchen, and I LOVE IT!!!! It is gorgeous with every color you want to use with it. I usually add items for the seasons to my kitchen like you do, and I have to tell you, you won't be disappointed with this choice. It goes beautifully with decor for all the seasons. Getting my granite in the kitchen was the best thing I ever did in my house besides painting my kitchen cabinets black. LOVE how it looks!! Can't wait to see yours!!!

Theresa said...

I can't wait to see it! :)

Jeanette said...

Great choice Kristen! My granite is very much in that family. I just love the granite, it really transforms things. I am sure you will enjoy to for many years to come. The best cleaner I have ever found is called" Lustro Italiano:, It has no harsh detergents that strip the stones natural polish. Its great no streaks either. Can't wait for the installation!

Tracy Boyle said...

Hi Kristen! I love your blog! I have a question. Did you distress your green cabinets yourself? If so, can you tell me the color combinations? I LOVE the look!!! Thank you and thanks for the inspirations!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Many thanks to Kelly for letting me hijack her blog for an important topic to me. Scoliosis. You may remember me from a couple of years ago when I did a ...
    2 hours ago
  • Good morning my friends!! I feel like I have been away from the land of blog forever even though it has only been 2 weeks! We took the family to OBX (whic...
    2 hours ago
  • Patriotic Wood Tray DIY. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games start in just a few weeks. We love watching all of the events and are so excited to throw a little Olym...
    2 hours ago
  • *All the contents of the late comedienne Joan Rivers’ New York City penthouse were auctioned off by Christie’s last week. Besides her jewelry and clothe...
    3 hours ago
  • [image: hydrangea festival003] I hope you enjoyed the tour of Ryan Gainey's Decatur garden yesterday. We toured through several more gardens as well, so to...
    4 hours ago
  • [image: mms-8841] Last week, I acquired a few fun things. One of my “pickers” brought me a load of ironstone (plus I brought in some pieces from my house...
    10 hours ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! Summer is definitely getting a head start here, with July temperatures going on in June! But with the 4th just ...
    15 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 322nd Inspire Me Tuesday. Again we had so much to see last week, you guys are always so crafty and busy with tons of diy's. Here are just ...
    15 hours ago
  • Hey there! How was your weekend? We worked hard outside and it's looking so beautiful! A few of you have asked about the backyard tour this summer and I'll...
    20 hours ago
  • *Prolonging the Life of Strawberries - ButterYum*I love when fresh strawberries are in season. I don't know about you, but I buy a lot of them. Inevitab...
    22 hours ago
  • Boys are so funny. When you ask them if they want to change anything in their room (decoratively speaking) they look at you with a frown and say “Why?” At ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Cozy window seat in historic 1730 stone cottage]Welcome to the 387th Metamorphosis Monday! Greetings! How was your weekend? I think a lot of folks ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: garden party, lotus, ponds,] Good morning! Can I talk about this one plant today? Many times a certain plant has stolen all of my attention and lo...
    1 day ago
  • Hi Design Dazzle readers- I’m so excited to be here today to share a party we just had!Since Summer is such a great time to celebrate, I love any and all...
    1 day ago
  • A couple weeks ago, while Mr. Savvy and I were riding in the car, I asked him if he still had the pallet that the outdoor dining set came on? I then mentio...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones. Well today I am letting you see that I am serious about miniatures. I've made some furniture to show you. Little chair!! Do you like it? ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: /:] Source: google.com via Kathy Sue on Pinterest It is that time of the week again. The WEEKEND!!! Woo- Hoo!! Are you ready for some min...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Laundry Systems That Actually WORK!] Earlier this week I shared the plans for the laundry basket dresser I built years ago to help tackle the clot...
    3 days ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Feature] Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend! I’m glad that you are here and that you are starting your weekend with our B...
    3 days ago
  • I have a little Public Service Announcement for you today. If your cable provider offers the music channels, when the 4th of July rolls around be sure to...
    4 days ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Is it hot where you live? The temperature reached 96 degrees on my hilltop, and I've been thinking about way...
    4 days ago
  • [image: Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] 2015 I'm sharing our Independence Day tablescapes from past years. If you'd like to se...
    4 days ago
  • *Mermaids are popping up everywhere this week!* *Today they are in my garden -* *my FAIRY GARDEN, * *and they love getting to be a part of the* *action.* ...
    1 week ago
  • Happy Fathers Day Every child should be lucky enough to have a dad as wonderful as mine. Love ya, dad ! var ci_cap_scriptId = "36670"; var ci_cap_bid = "1...
    1 week ago
  • The patio outside the shop is one of my favorite outdoor spaces to decorate. I try to change it up weekly adding a piece or two, taking away a few. You kno...
    1 week ago
  • Happy Thursday, friends! In a past post, I shared our dining room and mentioned how we never eat dinner in here, and that we needed to change that. Well, ...
    1 week ago
  • Hello Lovelies! I wanted to follow up on my kitchen redo by talking about painting kitchen cabinets. My current kitchen with painted cabinets. Read more ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hi all! Sorry about the absenteeism recently. I guess I could give you a list of things that have kept me away for so long, but let’s just say it’s been bu...
    3 weeks ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    3 weeks ago
  • Who says small patios can't shine BIG. Our humble little patio leads up to our back door. To say its a *catch all *space would be an understatement ... ...
    1 month ago
  • Hey guys! How the heck are ya? I have missed you all a lot, and finally have a few minutes to sit down and share a little bit of what I have been doin...
    1 month ago
  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Who knew? This might be one of the easiest days to celebrate all year! PB&J sandwiches for dinner for e...
    2 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space pla...
    4 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    4 months ago
  • 4 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    5 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    11 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: