|March 11, 2013 counter-top and sink installed|
I still need to sand, and paint these filled holes from the old handles and I need to paint the trim along the floor.
This photo makes the counter look pink, but it is the color of the one below. I took these pictures early this morning and we have overcast skies so the sunlight was not coming in from the skylight like it usually does. My kitchen has a lot of natural light sources and I rarely need to use the overhead lights throughout the day.
I like the way the granite trims the back splash on the windowsill. When we had a tile counter the window was always getting splashed with water, the new faucet helps too because it is so high and the sink basins are deep.
I love my new faucet! We chose one that looked like an old hand pump from Moen, called Wetherly.
I need to find a stainless cover for the overflow, this one is from my old sink. I found one at Home Depot but it didn't fit, I will contact Moen and see if they have one or shop the salvage yards.
My next project is painting the rolling island. I wanted to find a dark amethyst color to go with the granite. The red color is supposed to be a dark red Chipotle color but it came in really red and not at all like the color swatch from Behr paint. I finally took a dried Pasilla Pepper with me to the Home Depot and had them scan it for color. It came out perfect, a nice purple chocolate color. The one in the middle is the color I will use. Then I may do some sort of artwork on this end, or I may add a towel rack or something.
Dishwasher is finally back in. At first we weren't going to put tile under it because I was not sure if it would clear the granite, after making some adjustment to the feet, we went ahead and had the tile installed.
I am still deciding on a back splash, may or may not do it but for now my Sedona Sun will greet me when I am cooking.
Another project waiting is this wrought iron grill. I picked this up at an estate sale a few weeks back for $33.00; it is an old window guard but this will be my new pot rack, not from the ceiling but hung on the wall above the granite. I still have plans for the opposite wall that doesn't have any cabinets. I found a nice old cabinet at the local antique shop but it was priced at more than I wanted to spend so I will keep looking.