At that time, we decided to just leave the counter tops with the beige laminate . And I liked it just fine, but after 25 years of wear and tear, we needed to replace them. This was not an easy job for me--I am terrible at picking out things and making decisions. We knew we wanted granite, but there are way too many colors to choose from for me. We spent 2 months (yes, really!) looking at slabs and narrowing it down to 2 colors. It took 3 weeks to finally decide between the 2 colors, but we made our decision and are very happy with the results!
It is very hard to take a picture of granite-there is always a glare, but here are a few pictures of the "new" kitchen. The granite is New Venetian Gold. The back splash is tumbled marble Torreron. I used 4 x 4 tiles set straight with a rope border, then tiles set on a diagonal above.
The faucet is new, and I even got a new coffee maker!
This is the area around the stove top. No back splash here, just a yellow wall. We thought this New Venetian Gold would go well with the brick, and we were not disappointed!
This project has taken lots of time and thinking and decision making, and we are glad it's over and turned out so well. And now...it's time to get back out in the garden!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!