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Old 08-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #61
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Next step is picking the color for the window trim. I was thinking basic white but the appliances are biscuit so that trim might make them seem dirty. I'm pulling the Roman Shade fabric to see if I want to pull a color from it for the trim. Hmmm...this is going to be a tough one.

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Here are pics from the faucet bet. I wanted oil rubbed bronze/copper but I forgot we bought this faucet last year.

Do you think it is too stainless looking for our biscuit colored appliances? Hubby thinks oil rubbed bronze/copper will be lost in the sink color.

I already concede, but I want opinions anyway. Nothing like stirring the pot.
I agree with your husband, I think the oil rubbed bronze would be lost. We are going with the oil rubbed bronze in our bath room remodel and used it in our half bath we just built. I like y'alls sink.
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BTW - Santa Barbara has an excellent orchid vendor. Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. They have some awesome plants for sale.
I got a note from Eric just a few days ago and he mentioned that he and his lady had just returned from there.
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Here are pics from the faucet bet. I wanted oil rubbed bronze/copper but I forgot we bought this faucet last year.

Do you think it is too stainless looking for our biscuit colored appliances? Hubby thinks oil rubbed bronze/copper will be lost in the sink color.

I already concede, but I want opinions anyway. Nothing like stirring the pot.
IMO the stainless will pick up the colour from whatever surrounds it. I say leave well enough alone and thank hubby profusely.
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Woo hoo! The grout is going in today. Yay! Hubby is cleaning all of the granite with denatured alcohol prepping it for the grout.

We decided after a long "discussion" that we would go with the Laticrete SpectraLOCK stain proof (not) grout. It is an epoxy grout and the reviews are pretty good. The StarQuartz was not available locally and could only be ordered. I'm not comfortable choosing colors over the internet.

Lowe's had a very good selection of colors and had our granite installed in one of their kitchen displays so we hauled all of our choices to their counter and picked the color. We are going with natural grey (or gray).

While we were out and about (I'm on vacation the rest of the week), I told hubby about this tile I saw on sale at HD. I convinced him to take a look. He liked it AND the price was $5/sq ft cheaper than our original choice.

So here is the final backsplash tile at $6/sq ft. 33 sq ft = $198 saving us $165! I LOVE it.

Of course now I hate the wall color (too yellow) but it was a Valspar disaster anyway so it will be changed. I found a local SW paint store that is my new best friend.

What do you think of my backsplash? The savings alone are worth it I think.
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Grout is DONE!!

What do you think? If you stand back a couple of feet, the grout lines fade to the background which is what I was going for.
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I don't think you could have chosen a better color grout, that does look really nice.
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I really like that.
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Wow! Looks really good, and I love the backsplash! We recently did something similar in our bathroom shower but with the squares instead. Look forward to seeing the finished project!
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Welllllllllll we changed our minds on the backsplash for the last time.

In looking at it for a whole day, we decided that it was too craftsman and didn't fit our style.

The good news is that HD had another choice that we had discarded originally because the horrible fluorescent lighting in the store didn't do it justice. We brought our tile and took the other tile to the lighting section and put it under a kitchen lighting setting.

Decision made, price was the same, and the tile is purchased. Hubby said good thing he hadn't started installing otherwise it would have been

So here it is...our tile. No going back. Hubby is installing it tomorrow.

Oh and this helped me pick the window trim color. The light blue glass is going to be the window trim in a lighter version and the new wall color will be a light neutral.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #71
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Here is the progress on the backsplash. Can you see our laser level line on the bottom of the cabinets? It's level!

I'm thinking a medium dark grout. So many choices...
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The backsplash is almost completed. The trim pieces have to be individually cut. Very tedious.

While hubby was working on that, I got to work on the roman shade for the window. I finished it and it is ready to mount after the painting is completed. The pleats will fold in place after mounting.

Looks pretty good and is almost exactly square. An easy DIY project following these blog directions. Works like a charm!

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Now we are installing the crown trim so that I can finish my wine glass rack project.
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Found the Insinkerator Hot Water dispenser today. I wanted the H Wave but it was really expensive so I went with the H View. I think it looks very similar and the warranty is the same on the tank.

This was my single splurge on the kitchen. Have to have instant hot water. We have one at work and it is the most convenient thing to have in a kitchen.
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I like the hot water dispenser.

We went the opposite route and roughed in a pot filler faucet above the stove. Both seem to save about the same amount of time in different ways (and add a bit of kitchen bling).
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Yeah a pot filler would be nice but adding plumbing there would have been expensive. They are awesome though.

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