Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Granite Countertops Are Finished!!!

Our granite countertops are finally finished!  Even the corbels on the back of the bar are painted and installed! Yay!!! I can't tell you how good it feels to be finished with this project.


The view from the family room.


Carolina Stone Marble and Granite installed the granite. They gave us a great price and did a wonderful job installing it. We had them install granite in our basement bathroom a few years ago, as well. Mr. Fanatic installed the under cabinet lighting and the backsplash, but if we had it to all over again, we probably would have had them install the backsplash because it would have been finished a lot quicker! Oh, well, you live and learn! Mr. F did a wonderful job, though and saved us some cash!


I bought the corbels from Hardware Resources. You can Google them and find several places online that sell these at a discount. One of the secrets to paying less for corbels is to get a paint grade wood such as birch instead of maple.



A closer look at the backsplash installed on a diagonal with bronze accent tiles.


I am loving my new large single stainless steel sink! Carolina Stone gave me a great price on the sink. Lowe's price wasn't anywhere close.

Oh, so pretty!


I will be sharing the steps on installing the granite and backspash on another day.
I hope everyone is keeping cool and had a wonderful weekend. We went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D and loved it! I teared up a couple of times and especially at the end..... I am such a softy!

Pam

40 comments:

  1. Oh, I heard it was a tear jerker! Your granite install is absolutely beautiful! I just love the color you picked out too! Your husband did a fantastic job on the backsplash! I know you must be loving it! It all looks fabulous!

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  2. Oh, love the tile and the backsplash. It looks fantastic. So pretty. Great color on the granite and the backsplash is fabulous with the accent tiles. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I see why you are so happy. Beautiful!

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  4. Really lovely! Bet you are glad it is done! Well done.

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  5. Looks beautiful! The backsplash is pretty.

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  6. That is a lovely pattern on the granite. I can feel your excitement through your blog!

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  7. Wow simply stunning! I love the colors in your granite and the corbels are gorgeous! I bet you are one happy girl! Looks amazing! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! {in your new kitchen!} ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. Looks awesome Pam! You must be so happy. It really is a wonderful transformation. You guys did a great job!

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  9. Beautiful! I just love your granite and the back splash! Makes we want to change my counter tops and back splash. Oh a girl can dream!!

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  10. Wonderful Pam! I love my granite counters so completely understand why you love yours too!! They really do look FAB!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  11. Pam that all looks great. Yous still want to sale?

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  12. Very pretty! Love the back splash!

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  13. Pam your kitchen looks beautiful!! Love the granite and that beautiful tile backsplash.Great Job!!

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  14. Wow! I wouldn't want to move! lol I love how the countertop goes right into the sink (ie there isn't a lip there) but I personally would prefer a double sink. But, that's just me. It still looks gorgeous!!!

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  15. Pam, that looks wonderful!!! I love the corbels and the lighting under the cabinets. You guys have done such a great job!

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  16. Everything turned out beautiful! Love the granite. Makes me really want some in my kitchen now!!!

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  17. Drooling here! You picked out some gorgeous granite... enjoy it!

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  18. How lovely!! Hope you get the chance to visit My Dream Canvas.

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  19. Fantastic Pam! Looks amazing! This will surely sell the house!

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  20. Love it!! Fabulous job!! You will for sure get top dollar!!

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  21. I am sure someone is going to be very happy in that kitchen. It seems a shame to have to remodel for someone else though.

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  22. So beautiful, you must be thrilled the corbels really make the counter rich looking. Would you share your paint color--I think I have the exact cabinets as yours, and I've never been happy with the look. It would be so much easier (and cheaper!) to change the paint than the cabs.

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  23. I really like how it turned out! It is beautiful!

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  24. Wow those are fabulous!!! I'm so jealous, I so want granite in my kitchen!

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  25. Your kitchen is so big and the counters are lovely. I am in the process of a total remodel and I am going a bit nuts with all the decisions that need to be made.
    Joyce

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  26. This is awesome! And looks very similar to my kitchen- we have a similar stain on the cabinets and our granite is close to yours too. And yellow walls also! Just from these photos, I can tell that you have a beautiful home, you should not have any problems selling it. I would love for you to stop by my blog: Yoga Gal. :D

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  27. You lucky girl - your kitchen is gorgeous! I've got laminate and it stinks. But that's next summer's project! The colors you picked are great.

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  28. GORGEOUS!!!! Your countertops are beautiful! WOW!

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  29. I wish I had that kitchen! So beautiful!

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  30. What a transformation! It looks lovely and looks very rich with the contrast of your cabinets.

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  31. Wow you have a beautiful kitchen....r u sure you want to sell it? lol

    I love the granite...it made a big difference in the kitchen! you have great style!

    thanks so much for linking up!

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  32. Looveee it!! I love that sink!! I want a big sink really bad! Ours is so shallow I get soaking wet anytime I need to use the water!!! Ugh!!

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  33. Followed you from Love Stitched. I love it! Gorgeous counter tops, I want something similar someday... :D

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  34. I love the warm gold/yellow color on your walls with that tile and counter....beautiful!
    Stopped by from the link party...at love stitched...

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  35. Wow!...Your kitchen pictures are so beautiful.very nice...
    granite worktops essex

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  36. Great post! Loved the counter tops in the pictures you have shown. Would like to install one in my kitchen.
    Granite Countertop

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