Friday, September 7, 2012

And the winner is....

I picked the soapstone, but now I have opened up a can of worms!! It's a good thing that it is our anniversary  today where there will be lots of love going around, otherwise I might be in the dog house, I will explain. But back to the winner... the soapstone.

 I was really torn, almost up until I was picking out the exact spot where it was going to be cut, but now that it is in I am so glad. It is really beautiful. The marble was to white and it was too similar to the movement of the river white granite. The quartz was too plain, although the overall background color was good. But the soapstone seemed to be a nice contrast that pulls out the gray tones, plus having an older home the soapstone will "age" over time and will take on a "worn" look, creating a nice patina, which is appropriate for an older house. Also, one neat thing was we found out was that this piece of soapstone was a remnant from the home of a globally-known company's founder/CEO. Funny though, he used the soapstone in a room for his dogs, so if it was good enough for them, then good enough for our kitchen!

 Then comes the worms, now I am going to have to paint my built- in and all my cabinets! And maybe repainting the island, which was just painted with ASCP in graphite. That is a big can I opened up, but my husband does agree that it need to all "come together" somehow. (don't look at my mess, I had to move things around when the guys came out to install and we just started school) I just painted my walls revere pewter, which is a Ben. Moore color,  I did a spot on the cabinet to see how it would look there as well.

And of course I didn't stop there, I painted a cabinet drawer with ASCP, in old white, then realized I really need to go with more of a light khaki gray. 

So needless to say, I will be going to the paint store tomorrow to get some paint to start this now very large project! (I secretly wanted to paint my cabinets anyhow, just didn't think it was going to be so soon). So stayed tuned for my follow up on my now very large project!

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your soapstone and your cupboards are looking absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

Rebecca Lukens Designs said...

Thanks Courtney! I hope to get started on the cabinets this weekend, it's overwhelming but it will be so worth it in the end!

Peggy Bolyer said...

How have your cabinets turned out. How many coats of wax did you apply and is that holding up?

Rebecca Lukens Designs said...

Hi Peggy- I am almost done! It has taken a little longer then I thought, but I really love how they have turned out. I only applied the one coat of clear wax and the finish is great.The wax gives them a really smooth finish depending on how much you buff them. So I really hope to finish this weekend and get the pictures up!