Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A.G.O.N.Y. ( and kitchen counters )
Over the top
Never again will I have a tooth
On top of renovating a house - I now have to renovate my mouth...................
4 stitches -
As the doctor was sewing me up
Suzan says - can you just poke that needle through each cheek and somehow pull my eyes up?
Suzan says - Please?
Doctor says - well I can honestly say, that's the first time someone's requested that
AND the cost of my marble counter top will now be replaced with an implant - so here we go with making do.
( I'd rather have the counter top - but I have to be realistic - I hate being realistic - but a toothless cook would not suit a marble counter top anyway )
Sooooooooo - yesterday I bought marble tiles instead - it wasn't the " dream " but it'll have to do for now -
For the back splash I bought marble " thresh holds " - you know the pieces that go on the floor of the bathroom door jamb? They match perfectly - and at 20 for 3 feet - they were the perfect solution because they're bevelled on either side - allowing a beautifully bevelled top part - and a bevelled edge to rest against the tile.
( go on - you can say it - I'm a genius aren't I ???? )
If you're standing from a distance - it looks like a marble slab - so I'm just not going to let anyone all the way in the kitchen LMHO
Now for the checkerboard floor - which all of you agreed was the way to go - I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE HERE IN MONTREAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanted to go with stick on tiles - in case I didn't like it as much as I think - it would have been a very easy fix to switch it out - and I'm not sure if I want to go with a permanent one for exactly that reason.
I have one more place to visit today - and then if they don't have them - I may go with this " click on "
vinyl flooring instead - thoughts? It would bring some warmth into a very " cool " kitchen.
It's grey and ebony - perfect colors for the kitchen.
I DID find some perfect black - and white - stick on tiles on line - through Walmart - but only for U.S. - the Canadian site doesn't have them -
I even tried to fool the system -
They offer pick up - and since Montreal is close to Plattsburgh I entered a phony American zip code
and clicked on pick up LMHO - no way - the message I got was " THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ERROR WITH YOUR ADDRESS "
I'm entitled to a gift card from Ikea - 10% of the total kitchen costs - which is incredible since the cabinets were already a deal and a half.
I'm off today to pick up the following ( which is basically a gift from them - so THANK YOU IKEA )
2 of these - one for either side of the window ( I will not be having upper cabinets - other than my buffet/hutch )
Plates will go in the upper section - glasses below - and perhaps cups on the hooks?
55.00 each - and I think they'll be a great storage solution - the window frame will be black as well.
and 2 of these - galvanzed steel - on either side of the range hood - I'm going for a sort of industrial look for the cooking area - these will rest on the counters and almost reach the ceiling there since the ceiling is lower in that section ( allowing ducts for the hood )
15.99 each - what a STEEL - and a STEAL !!!!!!!!
The look won't be for everyone - but wait until you see it before you judge lol !
Keep in mind that the hood is somewhat industrial looking itself................
and 4 bar stools - they're stackable - only 2 will be in the kitchen and 2 can be stored in the mudroom for when we need them - they're only 17.99 each
The crown molding has been installed - so the kitchen should be ready by next week -
I don't know what style it'll end up being - country/industrial/modern ?
We'll just call it a Simply Vintageous Kitchen - because for finish I don't think it'll fit in any category at all LOL
You all have a wonderful day!