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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

They're HERE!

The counters have been installed!

Although it's been about a month since we ordered them, it feels like this whole process had gone by rather quickly.  We only lived without counters or a sink for a few days, which sucked, but it could have been worse.  I still managed to make a lasagna without them, so high five for me.

There isn't a whole lot of description for this post.  The subcontractors pretty much did everything.   By the time I got home yesterday evening, the counters were on and they were finishing up the seams. Luckily, Vern knows the drill and snapped some pictures of the whole process.

When we left the kitchen last time it looked like this:

After removing all the counters, Vern ripped off the drywall and wired the under cabinet lighting.  He found this awesome LED strips that give off so much light yet are as thin as a piece of paper. The only time you see them is if you're really looking for them. 

Once the lights were installed he replaced the drywall and began the fun part of patching the seams.  I'm not allowed to help with this part, my depth perception is completely off and Vern is a stickler for perfectly straight walls. 

So while he worked on that, I worked on removing this: 

This awkward semi-counter sits lower than the kitchen counter and we usually have the back of our couch up against it.  It's been nice to have a shelf at the back of the couch to set things on, so we're not going to get rid of it completely. The plan is to replace it with butcher block  that will be cut down to about half the size (width wise) of the old counter and then replace what was previously there.  In order for the counters to be installed right though, it had to come down.  

Our kitchen was not a pretty picture Sunday afternoon.  

I got everything cleaned up and yesterday afternoon the big installation took place. :)

Gotta love how Vern knew that I would want pictures for the blog and creepily snapped some. :)

Now for a close up...because the pictures that follow do not do it justice. 

Even this picture doesn't do it justice.  There are flecks of blue along with charcoal, white, grey and the occasional silver spot. 

After agonizing over samples and different materials for about a week, I ended up laying all the samples out, narrowing it down to three and then picking my favorite.  Surprisingly, I picked the cheapest option, which made Vern happy. 

I love how the darker and lighter cabinets are accented by the counters. We still have a long way to go, but I can once again see the light at the end of the tunnel.  

5 comments on "They're HERE!"
  1. Love the colors you picked! What is he doing?:/

  2. Ahhh... I'd be careful though. Some popcorn ceilings have asbestos. ☺️

    1. Some do, but ours doesn't. We've tested it. :)

  3. That's good... Have fun with remodeling! It's looking great so far😊