Monday, April 16, 2012

More things to pick out and other delays

Things are still moving along.  Slowly but I guess that's the way things go.  The floors were stained and sealed on Friday.  I also went out to shop for backsplash tile.  This (I think) is the last big thing to pick out.  It's been stressing me out because I don't want to look at it a few years down the line and hate it.  I was originally thinking of something like this:

I was looking at the small glass tiles in shades of green, however the more I looked at it the less I could envision looking at it in my kitchen forever.  I think it's too contemporary for my house.  Everything else is more in line with the 1912 year my house was built.

Anyway, I found this instead.

 It's carrara marble.  I'm going to use the larger 3x6 subway tile (smaller size is shown) and then making a picture frame above the cooktop using that top oggi molding piece and the black narrow trim as the frame.  The inside is going to be this:

It's diamonds.  I like it.  A lot.  And I still like it 3 days later.  That usually means it's a keeper.  I felt the same way about my husband and he's still here.

Here's a close up of the dark trim piece.  It's pretty.

Anyway, if all goes well, I'll get this ordered and the sticker price won't kill me.  It's less expensive per square foot than the other tile I looked at so it should be fine.

Most of the cabinets are coming on Wednesday.  I can't wait.  They were supposed to be delivered Friday but the cabinet maker requested a few extra days.  Apparently the drawers came without runners installed so that took extra time.  Plus the cabinet doors I chose have detail that was requiring more time to stain.  In the scheme of things a few extra days is really not a big deal.  I think he thought I might go ballistic on him but I'm feeling pretty zen about it all.  Today anyway.  No use in getting upset about something that can't be changed anyway, right?  I sound so calm.  You should enjoy it while it's here.  It might not last forever.

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