At last, the granite is in and the kitchen is complete! And I am still doing the happy dance. I am so excited to get this done and I know I’m going to really enjoy having this wonderful surface in my kitchen. So much better than tile on the countertops, along with a white sink and faucet, not practical. Are you ready for the tour? Here’s a reminder of what it looked like BEFORE granite:
And AFTER, below:
Other side, BEFORE:
As you can imagine, I’m just thrilled with the outcome. It took them 4 hours to get the granite installed and several things had to be done to get it in just right, but those guys did an outstanding job and I’d highly recommend the company I used.
Our old white toaster had seen better days, so I got a new stainless steel one from Target to match the other appliances in our kitchen. I also added the pulls on the drawers for a little update and I love them. I ended up replacing all the knobs since 2 years ago I ordered some matte black knobs and they all started chipping off with an ugly gray metal showing through. I had bought them on Ebay. I also bought all of these on Ebay from another seller. He assured me that these oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls should not turn. Let’s hope that is the case! At least they were a good deal. The standard edge I chose is called Demi-bullnose, which is just rounded with a slight bevel from the top edge.
Close up of Napoli granite. I’m really, really happy with this color. Love all the black flecks in it too.
One corner with my tole tray.
The new black Blanco silgranite sink, which I’m also thrilled with. It’s nice and deep and I can place my 9×13 pans flat in the bottom, unlike my old sink. Undermount rocks! The faucet is Moen Annabelle and I really love it too, with the pulldown sprayer.
I’m SO going to enjoy the undermount feature and the fact that all crumbs can be pushed right into the sink.
I’ve heard great things from friends about these Blanco granite sinks and I’m looking forward to putting mine to the test. I love the way it looks too.
With all the black in the granite and in my kitchen appliances of stainless and black, the black sink looks right at home.
Got this cute little iron stand at a yardsale years ago for a couple bucks. I love the little birdie on it.
The whole kitchen looking towards diningroom.
Looking towards breakfast nook with the new corner cabinet. I’m always asked about the paint color in here: it’s Laura Ashley Olive 4, from Lowes.
And the French cupboard that you’ve seen before.
Rearranged this piece a little during the process.
So, there’s the kitchen! Hope you enjoyed the complete tour and the new granite. I know granite is a splurge and we don’t often splurge on a lot of big things, so to me it was well worth it to get such a great update in the kitchen. Not to mention, I’ll enjoy it every single day!
Old Glory Soldiers says
I love the granite! We have it in our kitchen and it is wonderful.
We have the tumbled tile in the bathrooms and I agree I would rather it not be in the kitchen. I’m not sure if I like it half the time in the bathroom for the counters 🙂
I am so in love with the sink … it is absolutely gorgeous! Very nice redo all the way around!
Thank you so much for sharing those gorgeous pictures!
Have a Blessed Week!
Everything is wonderful of course but I am soooo in love with that sink! I want one!!! 🙂 I love all of your Bordallo bunny dishes. Guess what I found today at the thrift store? A dessert stand (in yellow) for $3 and a little creamer for $2 (in green). I now have 4 dessert plates, 2 dessert stands and the creamer. It’s all your fault that I am now obsessed! Haha! Anyway, I love, love your new kitchen.
Bellamere Cottage says
Lovely job……..it turned out perfectly…..I LOVE it..all of it! 🙂
Smiles and blessings,
Sandra Schwab says
It all looks great, Rhoda!
I am just over the moon excited for you and your lovely kitchen. About 2 years ago I redid our kitchen and used almost the same granite as yours plus the same style of cabinet pulls. After seeing your beautiful sink, I wish I would have done black too:)
marcy chapman says
Just stopped by to see what you’re doing and WOW! Your granite top is fab and the coffee station is so charming. You really do have it all together in this kitchen! I think this is the best room to “sink’ the money into since it is where we spend so much time. Congrats! Hugs, Marcy
An Accomplished Woman says
Gorgeous. You always have the best taste.
Susie Q says
It’s perfect! I imagine you’ll want to putter all day long in there. I’m so glad to see the undermount sinks! They have really come a LONG ways. We had a client years ago that had an early one…on the early ones, there was a VERY slight gap between the top of the sink and the countertop…and it got full of the nastiest stuff…their countertop was a green English granite, incredibly expensive (he’s a very good, VERY successful PI attorney, so the expense was nothing to him but still)…and that was the first place I saw the undermount sink…and I like yours so much better…and I do believe that I like your granite better also…that was lovely, but yours is lovely AND versatile..can’t beat that.
And I am on the lookout for an espresso brown paint for our bathroom cabinets and mirrors…thanks to your lovely comments and tutorials!
It’s beautiful, Rhoda. I absolutely love your kitchen.
The granite is pretty, but I think you should have done the back
splashes as well. It is too disjointed with the cabinets white, the granite honey & black and the back splash brown.
P.S. But if you are happy that is what counts.
Rose - The Center of My Self says
Beautiful, Rhoda! I’m so happy for you!
Wow….your kitchen looks amazing now! Great colors and I absolutely LOVE the sinks!
Bellamere Cottage says
I wanted to stop by and thank you again for the printer! My darling hubbs picked it up for me….They tried to deliver it three times, but I wasn’t home to get it and it needed a signature. I’m so pleased! I haven’t fired it up yet, I have to go down there and deal with that mess of cords! 🙂
Anyway, I really do appreciate it….
PS…..I’m sorry this is tardy.
midnight macaroons says
Woohoo….Rhoda, it looks beautiful! I love your kitchen.
Love the granite, I bet you love it too and the sink is Great!
I can’t wait to see when you get the back splash that matches better. Knowing the decorator that you are you, the fighting colors will probably drive you nuts till you get it. So for your sake, hope it’s soon! lol.
Be sure to post that too!
Orange Peanut says
I too have one of those granite sink (mine is minus the two sections)! I have loved it the three years that we've had it! We found the "Weiman Granite Corian Cleaner & Polish" to work real well to help refresh it when it starts to get white water stains.
Have fun cooking in your "new" kitchen!
Forgot to add, with all your decorating I notices there were NO family photos out, other than yours and a LOT of monograms!
Perhaps some family photos would look nice on your entry table, wall, or in the family room instead of so many “things.”
Rhoda's Friend says
My Goodness! What’s with all the negative comments? Are you the commenter that keeps on and on about the back splash??
I am in the market for granite counter tops for my home…and Rhoda’s blog was the first place I went for inspiration!!
You should really tone down your negativity 🙂
The granite looks wonderful and the black sink is to die for. I know you will enjoy having granite. I still love your kitchen chairs every time I see them.
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What a great transformation, it looks beautiful!