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Have you ever waited and waited for something that you just wanted so much and when you got it it was a big disappointment?
Well that’s how we feel right now with our counter – not the sink though…that’s perfect.
And what I mean by being disappointed is that the counter guy didn’t actually tell us about scratching!!! Yep, it scratches easily and from almost NOTHING!
It has been in since last Wednesday and I think I’ve had tears everyday since then – it’s not horrible but it’s not nice either.
We picked out 4 different counter colors before we found one that was available – the others were discontinued so it seemed I chose this one out of desperation I think.
Hindsight says I should have gone ‘light’ – but I really like the darker colors.
Anyway…getting back to the scratching thing – not sure why we weren’t told about it until AFTER the install, if we had you can be sure we would have chosen ‘light’….BUT, when all is said and done, it looks nice and cleans up nice…BUT AT THIS POINT ‘IT IS WHAT IT IS’ and it is growing on me/us….every morning it looks better and better.
But oh how I love the sink.
So I’ll just show a few pictures here of the before and after…..if you don’t care for lots of pictures then this is not for you.
(Click on pictures to view larger)
And the AFTER
The tall man in blue is the owner and designer
Now mind you – we are happy with the work and the install, he did fantastic work – it’s just that it scratches far too easily.
New color is Cocoa – It’s a solid surface product – now some may not even notice that we got a new counter and that’s okay, I didn’t want something that was bright and bold and jumped out at you – I like ‘mellow’ colors.
And the extra special splurge…my farm sink
We were fortunate that he found us a sink with a 6” apron so
we didn’t have to have any work done to the cabinet doors
I’m not jumping into dealing with what is on the counters right now as there are other projects that need attending to so different things will come in time…but for now the things that were on the counter went back on.
In time I would like a wood floor in the kitchen that matches the wood in the dining room – we put a few pieces down in front of the sink to see how it would look and it’s perfect…so in time I guess.
I was in the creating mood last week and made some Strawberries for the show I’m doing the Sat. after Thanksgiving. I know they aren’t holiday but I need lots of ‘smalls’ – people like to buy lots of little things vs on large so I’m getting prepared.
I will also sell them on my site and on Etsy as well so watch my site for them to appear.
I have large and ‘normal’ sizes.
The lady up the street had a huge cluster of rhubarb and she was moving last Saturday and told me to take as much of it as I wanted to – she knew ours wasn’t growing well this year – could be the crazy weather we had, not sure why though.
That’s all I have for you this week!