Look what UPS delivered to my doorstep!
This beautiful Pfister "Cadenza" faucet...and so appropriately named for us since Luis and I are both musicians:-)
Isn't it gorgeous?? Well, that's not my sink for sure.
This is my sink and countertop in all its laminate glory.
Even *updated* for summer it still looks the same. My sink is so shallow that it is very hard to get large pots, pans and casserole dishes in for cleaning.
I really do love my kitchen, though, and it works well for all of us. I have done everything in here I really want to except the counters.
Well, and changing the shape of the breakfast bar to rectangular. Why? Because there are five of us and with my parents that jumps to seven, and we all seem to gather around the bar. As you can see, there is only seating for four.
Back to the countertops. I *really* want marble. Insert big laugh here because remember my budget is zero. $0. I tried, really tried, to get several different countertop companies to trade advertising for countertops. I mean, I only need 24 feet for the sink area. Again, insert a bigger laugh here because I had the guts to even ask:-) I was actually very close with a well known solid surface brand, but funding did not happen.
So what are my options? Well-- wood. Free wood. Really, if it's not a challenge, how much fun can it be? (In all seriousness, I'm not in it for fun, I just
need want functional and pretty counters.) Back to the wood. How hard do you think it is to find a photo of wood counters that are not on white cabinets? Hard--time consuming hard, but I found one.
I like how these look--not too light and not too dark.
Now where am I getting *my* wood you ask? Here.
Yep. Those are my new countertops from the same place I got the wood for my dining table, which I love dearly. Over 150 year-old 10 feet wormy chestnut boards ready to be planed, cut then put together.
I'm still not sure how light or dark I will finish the wood. I'm dying to get started, though.
And I would love this sink...double basin since I need a space for a drainer, but much deeper and wider on the "washing" side. Plus, I love the square shape.
But I really want a white sink-- not an apron front like this one, but a drop in sink.
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Hopefully, my beautiful new faucet will have a pretty new/old countertop to sit on--soon, and maybe a deeper sink. We have some music projects this week, so we are hoping to get started by this weekend. We will measure and make both sections in the woodshop, then I will finish and hopefully, after about a week of curing, we will take the old ones out and install. It's the plumbing I'm actually nervous about, but my dad will help with that.
I am so grateful to the Pfister Company for providing this faucet and cannot wait to get it in! You can see the other beautiful things they offer HERE.
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