Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kitchen Countertop Redo

A little while back I told you were were changing our counter top and sink. 

Here is the before....


The counter top was two tiered and was a wasted space.  The Corian sink was chipped and stained.  The faucet leaked.  The appliance garage in the back corner took up a lot of the small amount of counter I had.

Here is the after.  With the all one level granite counter, the appliance garage removed, a single bowl deep dish stainless sink and new faucet.   Our tile guy did a great job adding the extra tiles to the back splash where we extended the counter and removed the appliance garage.




I love the way it turned out.  Of course with the lower counter, our bar stools had to be cut down to counter height. 

And as you know I decided to paint them and recover the cushions.  They will be finished tomorrow and I will post about them this weekend.  Here is a sneak peak so far...3 coats of Maison Blanche by Sherwin Williams.  Today I will distress them a little and add glaze.


p.s. I have had a hard time leaving comments through Google for the last two days...  I see that some of you have too.  I cleared my cookies and it did the trick, so I will try to catch up with all of you soon.
Welcome Home,
Penny

36 comments:

Donnie said...

That really looks totally different and I'm sure it will flow much better now. Love your choice of counter top. Take care.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, my, your kitchen looks so beautiful! I love it and glad you were able to get more space! I wanted an appliance garage and decided against it. Your granite looks like mine! Your home is just so beautiful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darla said...

My Dear Penny, the makeover is gorgeous!!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

oooooooo.... loverly! The makeover is wonderful! I could easily have lived in your 'old' kitchen, but your new look is amazing.

So GLAD you shared.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your new counters are fabulous! You will really enjoy the space now! Enjoy your day, girlfriend! ♥

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your kitchen improvements are wonderful! I love the backsplash!

Snappy Di said...

Looks like the same maple cabinets we had in Arizona... man, how I miss that kitchen. Yours is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. One that anyone would be proud to show the world.

Great job!
Di

Donna said...

It turned out beautiful, Penny! What a dream kitchen you have. I'd be in there all the time if I had a kitchen like that! Gorgeous.

I've been having problems leaving comments too. Not sure what's going on.

Hugs,
Donna

Susan T said...

Now THAT is a counter top to drool over(metaphorically speaking of course)My bloggy world has been a bit problem strewn this week, something must be going on.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow what a difference Penny! You must be thrilled!! It looks fantastic.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new counters. It looks so much bigger with the raised bar gone. I know you are really enjoying it. Fantastic look. Hugs, Marty

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

LOVE the new look! What a transformation - great job! You must be loving it!

Vee said...

I would have said of the before that it was just great until seeing the second. That's why you're the talented one! What a transformation...love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Penny the new counter tops look beautiful!! I think we have the same granite. I love rooster pictures you have hanging in there too! Have a great weekend, Martina

Lorrie said...

It's just beautiful. I love the clean open look.

Traci said...

I really liked the before until I saw the after - and can I just say WOW! You did good!! Loving the new counter tops, especially with your wood kitchen cabinets. I am your newest follower!

Kathleen Grace said...

Thanks for the tip, I've been tearing my hair out trying to leave comments and not having any luck! THe countertop looks beautiful, taking that top level off really opened up the kitchen!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your new kitchen counters look great Penny. Can't wait to see the stools when you're finished.
Sam

Beverly said...

Penny, it all looks fantastic - and I knew it would. Perfection is always the result when you are at the wheel.

debi said...

Oh Penny it looks beautiful, another page for that book :-)
One question....what happened to the beautiful rooster that used to sit on the counter? He was missed right away :-)

Hugs!

Eileen said...

It looks wonderful! You'll get much more use out of that, I'm sure. And I love your wall ovens ~ I dream of having some one day. :) The room behind the kitchen looks beautiful, too, from the little peek we got.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, don't you love it. I do. It looks so good. We took out the appliance garage too when we switched to granite. Of course it had to go to put in the new counters. I love the added space and I know you do, too. Have a great weekend!

Jenny Froh said...

The transformation looks fantastic! So warm and inviting. Just lovely!!! Can't wait to see the new stools!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Penny,

Your new kitchen counter is gorgeous. It really opened up the area and looks beautiful. Look like we have the same taste.
Enjoy,
Mimi

Marianne said...

Great transformation....and I'm jealous. My kitchen is 10 years old with black corian, yuk, and an appliance garage that wastes so much counter space. I want to give my kitchen the same facelift but not sure what to do about the backsplash since I can't afford to replace the entire thing. Your kitchen actually looks bigger and brighter. Enjoy it!
Marianne :)

Sherri said...

Penny, what a gorgeous transformation!! I love it! Just wonderful!!

Stacey said...

Penny, that is amazing! We are going to shop for granite on Saturday...now you've made me even more excited. Here's the funny thing - we have cabinets that are about the same as yours and currently have Corian. I do like the Corian but the granite is just so much more beautiful! What is your granite called?

Sarah said...

Penny, you are going to enjoy that granite counter and all that added space. What a great idea to make it one level. Looks terrific. ~ Sarah
I haven't had trouble leaving comments, but all my followers have disappeared. ;-(
~ Sarah

Sweetina said...

Dear Penny~the new granite counters are gorgeous!
You must be thrilled! What a difference in space with the staggard breakfast bar made into one large expanse. Love the color also.
Tina xox

Natasha Burns said...

Penny your new benchtop looks incredible! what a great improvement :) xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, Your new countertop is wonderful and you have so much extra space now. The granite is beautiful and I know the barstools will too.
xo,
Sherry

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Your new counter is so very pretty Penny! Great color choice too. Enjoy the extra space, great for entertaining too.

Pamela said...

Its like you have an entirely new kitchen Penny! I know you will enjoy it sooo much!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Although your old kitchen was gorgeous, the changes are amazing. I love the counter top all one level. You are going to really enjoy it, I'm sure! After a break from blogging, I hope to be back posting soon. I know you are looking forward to the warm weather, so you and your hubby can enjoy your beautiful backyard. Love & blessings from NC!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks beautiful, Penny! When you see the difference between the raised counter area and the after it really opens it up much more.

MaryJ said...

Hi Penny!
Love the yellow in your bathroom! gives me some ideas!
Mary