Saturday, July 18, 2009

~ Kitchen Countertop Big Reveal ~

Well, I guess it is better late then never. Right? Well, it has been quite a stressful day for me to say the least. I got up this morning early and took advantage of Cameron sleeping in until 10:00. Oh how I wish I could have slept in today. Anyway, my mind was racing and there was no way I could sleep since my project wasn't done and complete. So, I got up and completed all of my caulking that I had left to do. I also had to apply some stain where the countertop got nicked up while my FIL cut out the hole for the sink. Oh - I was sick about the nicks, but everyone reassured me that it would just make it look more prim. So, I applied the stain and had to apply a couple coats of the poly over top of that. Unfortunately, I applied the poly and it dried cloudy. Hmmm, that had me baffled because it hasn't dried cloudy at all with the 4 coats that I put on it. So, I sanded off those sections again and reapplied the poly. Luckily, it is drying clear this time so hopefully I can apply one more coat in the morning and it should be complete. My husband was able to get the faucet in with his Dad walking him through everything which I was so thankful for. He is becoming quite the handyman and I am so happy and thankful for that - Thank you honey!! Well, let's get to what you all have been waiting so patiently for.......my new prim wood countertops. Definitely a stressful project, but well worth it in the end. Hope you enjoy the pictures!!
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BEFORE PICTURE OF MY OLD FAUCET
~ Ugly and cheap ~
AFTER PICTURE OF MY NEW FAUCET
Take a close look - Hmmm, what side do you prefer?
Here are the pictures of my new countertops. ENJOY!!
~ Thank you for being so patient ~



Hope you all enjoyed the pictures. I think I am headed to bed for tonight...... I am exhausted!! My parents come to visit tomorrow so I still have cleaning to do, but hopefully I can get all that done tomorrow morning. So, are you all ready to transform your kitchen?

38 comments:

Kelly said...

I think they look great.
No I am not ready to transform mine, myself...but I am ready to hire you to do it for me. (cupboards too) ;)
Please give me a same state discount. :)

Denise said...

They are fantastic! WOW! I can't wait to show these pics to my hubby tomorrow. He'll love them.

Definitely worth the wait! LOL

XXDenise

big city prims said...

fabulous!! Whata great job! I love the faucet,too! I bet you're exhausted -- get some rest and then just stand there an admire your work!!

Teri said...

The counter tops are PRIM-BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! You did such a great job on them...You always hold me in suspense! :-)

Kris said...

You're countertops look beautiful, Lisa! What a big difference! Now relax today and enjoy your visit with your parents before you start tackling that farmhouse table!! LOL

Take care,
~Kris~

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Now I hope you can stop and takle a deep breath and relax a bit and enjoy all the hard work you have put into your kitchen! You deserve it!! hugs, Linda

Carmen C. said...

OH LISA~ AWESOME!!!!! Those fit in perfectly with your cabinets, what a great job you did!!!

eeekj35 said...

Wow! They look fantastic!! What a difference! The hard work and time really paid off. Thanks for sharing, Kim

Patti said...

You have taken on some heavy duty projects in your kitchen and have done an excellent job with all of them. You must be very proud of your work.

TheKeepingroom said...

Wow1 You should be so proud of yourself, I consider myself pretty handy, but I don't think I could have made those beautiful countertops....hat's off to you!
Linda

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Good job, Lisa and FIL and Hubs too!
Boy, What a difference! You need to take the day OFF and relax now :) Just go enjoy your new prim kitchen!

Have a great day!

Hugs-Kath

Anne F. said...

Oh my stars they are so pretty. Your kitchen is just so beautiful. I am sure you are so very excited and happy with how they turned out and you should be. You all did a wonderful job.

Here goes my life said...

Lisa they turned out awesome.Great job!You are such an inspiration and motivator.Makes me want to just jump up and get some of my projects started.Girl you had a vision and went for it. Now take time to enjoy your beautiful kitchen.:0)Sherri

Anonymous said...

They turned out really great....love the stain that you applied to them...great contrast....Your kitchen is just amazing....You've done a wonderful transformation....Love it all...Trena

Carla said...

Lisa, your countertops look wonderful. You should be very proud of yourself. Wanna come do mine now?

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

Wow! Those countertops are absolutely gorgeous! I love them! What a great job you did! AND you should be very proud of yourself! All that hard work was WELL worth it! :)

Have a great day and now get some rest! :)

Black Sheep Lisa said...

They look great and yes i am ready to transform my kitchen!! I know you are so happy to be finished!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Lisa!....wow what a project!....but your kitchen looks absolutely perfectly prim!....you should be so very proud of yourself!! Janet

PrimKarlee said...

Wow...how beautiful!!! I can only imagine the sense of pride you feel everytime you walk into your kitchen..and you should. It's a truly amazing kitchen and I love it!!
Hugs!!
Karen

ohiofarmgirl said...

Ok..sorry but ...I NEED MORE PICTURES!!!!! lol They look great but I didn't get enough yet...please continue to share. Dianntha

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

WOW! It all looks awesome! All your hard work really paid off and I know you will enjoy this kitchen for years to come!
I hope your parents arrived safely and you all enjoy their visit. I'm sure they will be very impressed, as we are!
Have a great week!

Betsy said...

Lisa,
Your countertops look absolutely beautiful. They diffenently tie your whole kitchen together. Great job.
Hope you have a nice relaxing day.

Betsy

cynthialeedesigns said...

WOW...Lisa, the countertops turned out awesome!! Your kitchen looks "primitively" wonderful!!
hugs, Cindy

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

All I can say is WOW!!! You did a fantastic job. Those countertops loos GREAT!!! Way to go Lisa!!!

This Country Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! You make me tired seeing all that you've done lately! I really, really love how those turned out, especially contrasting with your cabinets!

Tammy

I Play Outside The Box said...

That looks so nice!!

Shan said...

Your kitchen looks amazing!! Love those new counter tops!!
Great job!
Hugs, Shan

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oh- my -goodness!! WONDERFUL JOB!!!
Your kitchen and mine have like exact same layout!!! I had to laugh because Russ and I have been doing some major updating this past weekend (reveal pics are comin , I promise!) and I was telling him that I was wanting to paint the cupboards just like yours are! I hauled him in to show him your blog pics and guess what???????...he didn't say no!! Yippee!!! It won't be for awhile yet, probably after not til the new year..but I am excited. I love your counter tops....so prim and perfect! You all did super work! Now sit back and enjoy!!
Beth

Wanda said...

Beautiful!! They look great! Take the time and admire...great job!

Gen said...

Beautiful countertops to go with your beautiful cabinets-great job :)

In His service, Anne said...

Very nice Lisa, great work!!! Enjoy your folks too!
Anne

girliegirl said...

Lisa,

I just love your cabinets. It contrasts so nicely with everything and shows off your prims. You'll have to report back about how they hold up!

Carey

the primitive country bug said...

Oh, that countertop is wonderful!!! I do love the change you've made, what a difference. I hope you get to rest a bit now before your next big project.
Hugs~ Birgit

UPON A HILL said...

Oh just stopping by & really love the wood counters. I have them in my bathroom. Yours look simply fabulous!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

Those are great counter tops!!!
The look goes all so well with the color of your cupboards. I have been trying to convince hubby to make a wooden counter top for the bathrooms, but I don't think I have him sold yet...LOL. I will have to show him yours :)

schutt6 said...

these look AWSOME!!!! I LOVE them and would LOVE to do these to mine!!!
gotta show these to Steve when he gets home and see what he says..hee hee hee....
THANKS for sharing!
Sandy

DJ said...

Wow - really nice! The darker counters really warm up the kitchen.

At Home With Amy said...

I have two words for your counter top Lisa. "Absolutely Beautiful" You did a fantastic job. They could not have turned out any better than they did. I've been wanting to makeover my kitchen for about 3-4 years now but have just never gotten around to it for one reason or another. Glad to see someone is on the ball.
Hugs,
AMY