Friday, April 26, 2013

Buh- bye forest green

One of the things I hated most about our house when we bought it was the kitchen countertops and backsplash. Green is my favorite color. But not on countertops! And not speckled forest green. And not squares of it all over my backsplash. What are we living in here, the 80's? And this house isn't even that old. I think it was built in 2001(which is the same age as our last house but that one was so much more updated looking. Honestly I just think it was older people that built this home, not a young couple like our last house...different tastes..that I guess I'm mean to say that I hate! :) Aye. Not sure what these people were thinking...there is also wallpaper. Blech. Cowboy wallpaper upstairs in the bathroom. Cowboys boots! I love Texas, but you gotta have boundaries...anyways, I digress:) Joey promised me that we would redo the countertops/backsplash at some point but I was so excited when we realized we could do it sooner than we thought(I think we are good at saving! And Joey got some good bonuses and a great tax return too!) So we shopped around and got some bids. We then selected a place called Stonecutters(Best price for sure! And we are very happy with our experience with this company.) We spent weeks looking at different samples/slabs of granite/backsplashes with all five kids in tow. Fun. What a process! And when it was all said and done, WOW. It looks amazing. I am so happy with our choices. It was hard choosing! We were back and forth sometimes-we did not want to mess this up. But we made our choices and I now looove being in my kitchen now! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it out..the before and afters...we also got a new gas cooktop and sink/faucet. Now all we need are some updated appliances in there..and new kitchen floors(there's always something when you buy a preowned home:) Its fun making this place ours!
Before

After

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After

Before

 After(ok, not the same angle, but close enough:)

Before

After

Old sink and faucet (wish I had taken a closeup)

New sink and faucet

 And just some more shots of the new look. I'm in love. 





2 comments:

jOeY said...

I absolutely LOVE our kitchen now. This is always how I pictured it. I knew it could look amazing. I think the old kitchen helped deter others from buying this place and saved it for us. :)

Tara D. said...

I am in love with the new counter tops, back splash, and sink. They all look awesome!