And in the bathroom...more beauty:
That's all. Sweet dreams.
I hope you enjoyed that play by play, and also found it useful.
We then removed the sink and the countertop, and found a few issues (note the wires that are laying on top of the counter). But nothing that a drill and mortar bit couldn’t help. Ahhhh….mortar bit. Funny story about the mortar bit – but I’ll save that for another day.
More pictures to come of the new granite countertops! Stay tuned!
Granite! But this time the bathroom granite...I really like to keep my topics diverse.
We are obviously keeping the white vanity in the bathroom, but I don’t think that I ever shared the stone color – so here ya’ go:
And how about that ‘sample?’ It looks more like the whole sha-bang rather than a sample, but we could potentially use this as a weapon in case a burglar were to crack our state-of-the-art security system, or we could use it as a paperweight, or even as a decorative boulder in our front yard landscaping…I don’t know.
What this also means is that I have to paint over the silver. After all of the back and forth about the metallic paint, I have wound up living with it for six months before deciding to paint it back to something neutral. Enter Olympic’s Pony Tail or Bread Basket:
So, our plan for the remainder of the week is:
And funny thing about the ceiling paint…I thought that it was the same color as my ceiling. Ha. Ha. Ha. It wasn’t – which means that I have to seriously paint the entire kitchen ceiling – which involves cutting in – which I hate.
Also, the granite and backsplash should be going in this week, so we demoed the guest bath in preparation for the vanity top in there. Behold my purple pain – again!
Can you help? Peeeeezzzz?!?
Things to consider:
Shane has the idea to hang a small chandelier over the island…but I’m not sold. This is similar to what he likes:
So, as I mentioned yesterday, we had a contractor come out last night to give us a quote on the countertops. In my post I mentioned a rough price of $40 per square foot…but those who know me well (Shane) know that I low-ball EVERYTHING! And apparently, with this guy’s products I low balled by about $10.
I also learned that they getcha’ with the sinks. We currently have a cream colored porcelain sink and I hate it. It scratches so easily and it’s cream – so it’s a nightmare to keep clean. AND – it has two bowls, but the bowl with the garbage disposal is really small (like a bar sink) and the other is extremely oversized…makes no sense. Well, I told the guy last night that I wanted a stainless steel undermount sink with two equal size bowls. ‘No problem.’
Here is the breakdown:
Huh?!? I’m paying almost $500 for a sink??? No ma’am. He told me this was standard pricing, but that if I could find one for a better price, then I could bring it to him and he would only charge me the install.
After Shane and I talked, I decided that I was going to get a couple of other quotes and just see if it was the company that was overpriced, or if it was the granite that we chose or whatever…So, I did an online quote today with a granite company in Kennesaw, and someone responded immediately. They quoted me $37 a square foot for Tropic Brown, bringing the total more in line with what I was looking to spend.
Here is their breakdown:
Still getting me on the sink, but we’re saving so much on the square footage price.It pays to shop around!!! So stay tuned for my 'befores' as we plan to make a decision by the weekend! Who knows, we might even demo that backsplash this weekend!