When Hubby and I have been out and about at the home improvement stores, I keep finding myself wondering back to the kitchen counter section.
Something in my brain just can’t pull things together and make things come together as far as choices go. Friends of ours say granite-go with granite and you won’t have to replace it. That’s all good, well, fine and dandy but the cheapo in me is screaming “No-don’t do it”.
The cheapo in me is saying just buy the already in stock counter tops and have Hubby put them in. We could do that for $200.
Part of me does like the granite idea…but do I want to be lying in bed at night wondering why I spent more on counter tops than on cupboards…nope that’s not me.
Maybe I could just custom order something that’s not granite or quartz or anything wildly expensive..but then how to finish the edging?
Yuck. Too many decisions and none of them-not a single one clicked in my brain. I keep thinking you want this to look vintage-you want this to look old fashion. None of these options are it.
Then last week Hubby and I went to pick up our antique kitchen cupboard that you can see here and stopped eat at the A&W in Spring Valley. As we sat down Hubby said, “What about that?” I said, “What about what?”
He said, “The counter tops. How about we do that for the kitchen counter tops?”
I looked at the table and everything clicked. Yep. That’s what we’re doing. Let me explain….
The counter tops were laminate with the metal edging on them. Something like this…
Hubby went on to explain that this is what his mom had. For me it’s perfect. With the antique look that I like it’s about the best I could think of to go with it all. I know…part of you are thinking I’m crazy. But in my mind..it’s clicking and I’m liking it.
Well now..my next question was do they make it anymore?? After some research online, they do make it and it’s not high priced. We should be able to do all the counters and the laundry room counter for $400. We’re checking locally to see if anyone handles it before we order to save shipping but I think it’s what we’re going with.
I went on Lowes website and looked at laminate colors. I showed a couple to Hubby and he said, “I don’t know why you wouldn’t just go with red. Mom’s were red.” Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hadn’t even looked at red. I didn’t figure he’d like it. I LOVE RED!! I adore RED….
So it looks like the current plan is to go with RED laminate counter tops with the metal trim. I couldn’t be happier….and slowly, this project is finally coming together.
Now about finding a kitchen sink…that still hasn’t happened yet but give it time, something will fall into place with that too.