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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!

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