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This weekend, I finally got somewhere with my kitchen renovation project. We didn’t actually start yet, but Momma-San and I visited what seemed to be my eleventy billionth granite dealer yesterday, and I finally, finally got a quote that made me say “Let’s do this. Granite me up, bitches.”

So I didn’t actually say that last part. But I almost kissed the granite lady on the mouth after the words remnant sale came out of it. I’ll have to wait until mid-May to pick out the granite, and we’ll have to get to the show room ridiculously early that weekend, but hey, if I can get what I want in my kitchen for a price I can actually live with, I will show up. I will show up at that granite place like a motherfucker.

I’ll be saving so much on the granite that it’s affected the rest of the process. I’ve been looking at laminate flooring for the kitchen, but now am thinking we might be able to go throughout the whole first floor (which, granted, just includes the living room and isn’t that big) with it. This all depends, of course, on how much work Big Poppa wants to take on, but it’s just an idea for now. A totally awesome idea.

Paint color was another problem for me. When I originally started planning the reno, I fell in love with the idea of an apple green paint for the kitchen. Apple green walls, white cabinets, gray countertops. Love. I even went and bought a few paint samples to try. Now?

Not so much, right? I think it’s a light issue, in that I don’t have a lot of it in the kitchen. But I still love you, apple green. Perhaps in my next house. Last night I took another look at the Behr website, just to get some other ideas, and I think I’ve decided to go with a pale yellow on top of the chair rail, and a medium green below for just a pop of color (ugh, I sound like one of those HGTV people. It’s a sickness, that channel.).

So, yeah. Progress, which is good. I was actually starting to get a little burned out before we even began the reno, I was tired of going to home shows and granite dealers and looking at freaking paint samples and faucets and light fixtures and every other damn thing and I just wanted to get STARTED, ALREADY, but now that I’ve decided on a granite dealer and colors I feel much better. Now the hard part begins. Wish me luck!


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2 thoughts on “Progress!

  1. When I started to look at stuff for the reno, I had no intentions of going with granite. It’s expensive! Dad can’t install it! My house is tiny and so not granite-worthy! Then, through all the home shows and shopping around, I realized just how desperate some of these places are to make a deal. It’s a buyer’s market, and not just in real estate, baby.

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