I realized that I never came back to tell you what my kitchen countertops were made of.
Sorry to leave you hanging.
Only one person got it right, but I'm not sure she counts because I think I had already told her what they were....
They're actually concrete. Highly polished concrete actually.
I've seen concrete countertops before and they generally look like concrete. Rough and like a sidewalk is sitting on your cabinets. But, this looks like upscale concrete, don't you think?
In reality, it's the same ole bag of concrete you can get for a few bucks at the hardware store. The difference is the artist behind it.
I'll tell you a bit more about that later, when our laundry countertops are installed....
But for now, here's some more photos of house projects getting checked off the list.
My favoritest tile in the whole world with grout. See those pearly whites? Don't they just shine? I can say that because they'll likely never be so sparkly again.
And, up against the baseboard and wall color to give you a feel of the room. But don't feel too much, because these pennies (aka quarters) are all mine.
The hall bath is now laid and grouted. We just chose a simple white with a medium gray grout to match the....wait for it
wait for it
charcoal gray walls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (not showing you that just yet)
A shot of the threshold and my staple boots this year. So what if they're the same from last year.
Moving outside, we're making progress, too. It was about 20 degrees when I took this photos and the guys were wanting to discuss column placement. So, I snapped the photo, went inside and watched them talk, gesture a bit, talk some more, and then about 10 minutes later, I came back outside to approve the decision.
me = not dumb
Finally laying the tile in the master bath.
VERY simple. I think those are 6x6 squares like you see in the bathroom at a convenient store.
Scary, I know...but mine will be cleaner than that, I promise you.
Although G misses the trash can quite a bit.
I really wanted these all over the floor.
And you thought the pennies upstairs made you smile.
These are itty bitty tiny (can't think of a currency to compare them to), smaller than pennies.
Can you tell I have a thing for circles? It's the shape I most love, but wouldn't want to be.
Would much rather be hourglass myself.
I married upside-down triangle, which is transforming into circle, hence the medicine ball post a couple weeks ago.
Back to the tile. These tiny circles are in our shower in the master bath.
Hopefully they'll help prevent slippage.
[insert Big Bang Theory reference]
According to Sheldon that's a must. He has ducks on his shower floor, but I think tiny circle marble tiles are more fashionable and serve the same purpose.
Okay, back outside to the backyard.
There's my man in Carhart, sporting the vest he would like to wear out to eat and to church.
Behind him is my parents basement being poured.
Yes, I will live THAT CLOSE to my parents and I'm 100% okay with it, but that's another post for another day.
Now, these I'm proud of even though they weren't my idea.
I don't know the technical name for anything here, but I do know the wood species is pine and it's stained before it's put up. There's a reason for that, I'm sure. And, it looks really expensive, but it's not.
No, it's not cheaper than vinyl, but it is a cheap price for a nice look.
Don't ask me for quotes, I don't know what they are, but these were one thing within our budget, so I know I didn't break the bank on them.
And a different angle.
Can't wait to be sitting under them this summer, sipping on a Sonic drink and watching Greg grill one of the cows.
Can't wait. Especially because it's looking more like Valentines' Day before we'll be moving in.