I can't believe I am doing this. No not blogging. I'm starting another construction project. Each time I do this I say I won't do it again f.o.r.e.v.e.r but after some time has passed I get the itch again and samples start calling my name. This time it is my kitchen. It has needed some updating for some time now so I am taking the plunge. Should make for some good bloggy fodder wouldn't you think?
Tuesday I spent all afternoon at the cabinet place. I would really do better if I only had three choices instead of a hundredandplenty! There are just soooooo many different sizes, styles, colors, brands not to mention moldings, trims, stains, glazes and textures. I finally decided on white as I have always wanted to do my kitchen in white. Then I decided on the beadboard doors as I like beadboard. Done. I went home.
Wednesday I had to go back and finalize everything. I walked in and looked at the beadboard again and it just didn't have the same allure as it had the day before. Beside it were more white cabinets but with raised doors and I just kept going back to them. They have some beadboard between the cabinets so I would still have the effect. I hemmed and hawed for a long time and then decided to go with the raised doors.
Next I had to pick out the counter top. I had to choose between granite, quartz and Corian. I have Corian now and have loved it, no seams and cleans up like a dream. I finally narrowed it down to a sage green and white fleck through it and came home happy.
I didn't stay happy. Today I took said green sample to the tile store to pick out the wall tiles and floor tiles and it turned into a fiasco. I got there at 11:15 and at 2 o'clock we had not been able to put together anything that looked good. When the floor tile and the counter blended well it didn't blend with the wall tiles and vice versa. I wanted to scream. Finally I called my contractor and told him my dilemma and he headed over. After more searching through countless samples we decided to go back to square one and go back to the counter place and get something different.
I met him at the counter place and we started in again. I grabbed a giant Coke on the way over to give myself an energy boost for what lie ahead. It worked! Yippee! I am happy again! We picked a more neutral counter top which made it much easier to work with so we headed back to the tile place and by the time I got there he had found something that I really liked and it went well with the flooring I had picked out and the counter top. I'm exhausted. Amen.
To be continued......