Friday, May 17, 2013

Kitchen counters leads to... cabinets leads to...

The search...

This was kind of fun at first, but then after three granite warehouses, not so much.

I narrowed it down to three slabs that I thought might work and my decorator, Lynley, said no to all three.

I wanted light colored granite, with browns or greys.  The island was easy I wanted absolute black.  The granite warehouse people said that everyone wants light colored granite now and it is hard to find. (translation "we can charge you more, if you really want it")  

See fun! Ooooh, awww, wow.  The below is considered "exotic".  (translation "you won the lottery and you don't care how much, you just want it")

Getting close.... 

Second warehouse, are you kidding me!  There were four more rows just like this one.

Third warehouse, getting closer, call in the second opinion.  Lynley help!

We have a winner!  Colonial Cream.  

OK - take a deep breath and get ready for demolition. 

My Pinterest Inspirations

Notice the black and light colored granite combinations. 

Colonial Cream example below. 

I also noticed that most kitchens had the square edge on the granite.  Guess what I ended up with? Do you have a great kitchen countertop story?


  1. I remember picking the granite for our kitchen, it was so hard. There were so many to choose from and so expensive I was so stressed I would make a mistake. In the end they are all beautiful, I don't see how you can go wrong with any one of them.


  2. Oh, my goodness! My head hurts just reading your post! I so know how this feels. You give me too many choices and I panic. That's what I did when trying to pick out some granite. It was so hard, we just stopped and waited a couple of years! :) Then when we were doing a little work in the kitchen I asked the contractor to look at my kitchen and bring me three samples that he thought would look good! My choice was what he said would have chosen. Made my life so much easier! Now I love your pretty color you've picked. This was the first time I've ever had granite and I just love it as it is so easy to keep and I had the bull nosed edging on mine.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Jeez... that is a lot of granite to take in! We have always bought homes that were done or almost done so we didn't get to pick!

  4. Oh I love the light and dark. Looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

  5. I did absolute black on all my counter tops and I looooovvvve it! The cream is gorgeous too! My edges are also simply squared. It's nice and clean. Can't wait to see yours finished :)


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