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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    So the guy that stood you up (asshole!), how much did he quote? I'm just curious. Tell me again what the actual countertop is made of. Is it slick, textured, etc? I have an idea of something you can use, depending on what you say.

    ETA: I think this will work on just about any surface that it might be-wood, formica, fake marble, etc. I have never used this myself, but I have a friend that did and loved it! I think Sister Berm did something like this (not necessarily this brand) back in the day. Basically you want an epoxy type paint that you can either put chips or paint in to replicate granite or stone. I have also seen it done with a solid gloss black and it looks nice, depending on the colors in your house.https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAICH-Sp...S-NW/206349265

    My other suggestion would be to peruse granite yards for a a piece of remnant granite. You would be surprised how cheap you can get them, and they will cut them and set them for you. It might be worth looking into. I was able to do a whole kitchen with remnants that matched, so I know you can find enough for your project.
    He stood me up for the quote - never showed up! It's lightly textured formica-/laminate-type stuff. I'll try to get a good close-up. The painted on fake granite might be my best bet.



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    Dresser scarf?
    I bought a beautiful embroidered 8 ft. dresser scarf in Mexico specifically for the top of that cabinet. It fits beautifully, but it doesn't hide that cheap looking formica. More than anything else, it's the whole colour scheme that I hate. It has all the excitement of a bowl of oatmeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    He stood me up for the quote - never showed up! It's lightly textured formica-/laminate-type stuff. I'll try to get a good close-up. The painted on fake granite might be my best bet.

    I bought a beautiful embroidered 8 ft. dresser scarf in Mexico specifically for the top of that cabinet. It fits beautifully, but it doesn't hide that cheap looking formica. More than anything else, it's the whole colour scheme that I hate. It has all the excitement of a bowl of oatmeal.
    That should take the fake granite paint without any issue. I do encourage you to look into real granite though, especially if you're going to hire someone to do the fake granite.

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    I went back and looked to see if Sister Berm's pics were still up from her countertop re-do, but unfortunately they are gone.

    She talks about it near pg 161 in Chit Chat though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    That should take the fake granite paint without any issue. I do encourage you to look into real granite though, especially if you're going to hire someone to do the fake granite.
    I could do the fake granite myself. I watched the YT video - I'm a pro now! I don't want to have to replace the countertop if I can just paint it. We spend a very small amount of time here (>100 days in a normal year), I don't want to get all crazy on the remodeling. There's basically nothing wrong with the place that a little paint won't cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    I could do the fake granite myself. I watched the YT video - I'm a pro now! I don't want to have to replace the countertop if I can just paint it. We spend a very small amount of time here (>100 days in a normal year), I don't want to get all crazy on the remodeling. There's basically nothing wrong with the place that a little paint won't cure.
    Then I say go for it! Hey, YT has saved my bacon more than once in a remodel! I'm not sure how anyone did anything before YT!

    Post pics of your 'during' and 'after'...I'm curious about the process and want to see the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    My bathroom isn't done yet, but it's coming along!
    Ang, can you tell me the color you used in this bathroom and in your baby's nursery? I think I am going to steal them for two of my bathrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Ang, can you tell me the color you used in this bathroom and in your baby's nursery? I think I am going to steal them for two of my bathrooms.
    Comfort Gray and Icicle. I know I already texted you that but other people in the thread may be curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Comfort Gray and Icicle. I know I already texted you that but other people in the thread may be curious.
    They're such pretty colors-thank you!

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    KT, have you done anything further with your project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    KT, have you done anything further with your project?
    I've thought about it. A lot. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    I've thought about it. A lot. Does that count?
    Yes, yes it does. That's half of my projects.

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    Here's what I've thought about:

    - I've picked out my cabinet colours. In my head of course, I haven't actually gone to the store and bought the paint or anything; but when I do, I'll know exactly what I want.

    - Still hung up on the cabinet knobs - I don't like anything I've seen and while I don't exactly know what I want, I'll know it when I see it. I don't mind waiting, I'd like to find something in my travels - the old ones can stay until I find something I want.

    - Countertop: I've decided to do that fake granite stuff you showed me. Haven't ordered that yet either. I kind of want to do it AFTER I paint the cabinets because maybe I'll change my mind about the colour. I know you haven't done the fake granite thing, but do you feel strongly one way or the other about the best order to do that?

    - I've been moving furniture and rugs around. Moved the LR rug into the MBR, and put the DR rug in the LR. Now I'm all over the place on what kind of rug I want in the DR. It will probably influence my choice of cabinet knobs.

    - Ditto for the DR light. It's ugly, but I hate everything I've seen even more and I'm considering painting it until I find a suitable replacement. Again, I'll know it when I see it - probably in an antique shop. As far as painting it, I haven't given it much thought yet.

    - That Mirror. The bane of my existence. To be honest, it's holding up the whole thing. In my mind, until I get that mirror off the wall, there is no sense refinishing that cabinet and countertop and I just haven't been motivated enough to find someone to do it. But I've been slowly fixing crap that's been bugging me since we moved here, so it's day is definitely coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Here's what I've thought about:

    - I've picked out my cabinet colours. In my head of course, I haven't actually gone to the store and bought the paint or anything; but when I do, I'll know exactly what I want.

    - Still hung up on the cabinet knobs - I don't like anything I've seen and while I don't exactly know what I want, I'll know it when I see it. I don't mind waiting, I'd like to find something in my travels - the old ones can stay until I find something I want.

    - Countertop: I've decided to do that fake granite stuff you showed me. Haven't ordered that yet either. I kind of want to do it AFTER I paint the cabinets because maybe I'll change my mind about the colour. I know you haven't done the fake granite thing, but do you feel strongly one way or the other about the best order to do that?

    - I've been moving furniture and rugs around. Moved the LR rug into the MBR, and put the DR rug in the LR. Now I'm all over the place on what kind of rug I want in the DR. It will probably influence my choice of cabinet knobs.

    - Ditto for the DR light. It's ugly, but I hate everything I've seen even more and I'm considering painting it until I find a suitable replacement. Again, I'll know it when I see it - probably in an antique shop. As far as painting it, I haven't given it much thought yet.

    - That Mirror. The bane of my existence. To be honest, it's holding up the whole thing. In my mind, until I get that mirror off the wall, there is no sense refinishing that cabinet and countertop and I just haven't been motivated enough to find someone to do it. But I've been slowly fixing crap that's been bugging me since we moved here, so it's day is definitely coming.

    It ain't easy being a Gemini...
    Fellow Gemini here, so I understand.

    As far as order, I would do the cabinets first and then the countertop. As you said, you might want something totally different after you see the way the cabinets come out. Been there, done that.

    I drive my husband nuts with coming up with too many options. As I mentioned earlier, if anyone ever wants to know about paint I looked at and compared like a million options before deciding on the ashen tan. I need choices, and like you, I'll know the right one when I see it!

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    I keep forgetting to upload these. This is the first bedroom we finished. The floor is lifeproof Tupelo Oak and the paint is Behr Ashen Tan. The dog is for copyright purposes to prove they are my pics, and not because she follows me everywhere I go.




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    Wow the room looks great!

    She's like whatcha doing mommy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Wow the room looks great!

    She's like whatcha doing mommy?
    Thanks!

    She's my shadow. I'm not allowed to do anything without her being there.

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    Here's my latest project I am working on. The grout color we selected was vastly different from the final color we ended up with. We haven't liked it since the beginning but we were trying to live with it and get used to it, thinking we might like it better after awhile. That didn't work, so I am staining the grout a different color. I did this in another house that had white dingy grout that nothing would clean. It worked beautifully and lasted the entire 5 years we lived there and was still going strong when we sold the house.

    I started with one of the guest bathrooms. This will take 2 coats. It goes on with a toothbrush or a rag. If you wipe off the excess right away it's easy to clean, but you risk wiping spots off the grout. This is what i did, so you may see some spots that really didn't get much color on them. If you let it dry before wiping you have to scrape the excess off, but it doesn't mess up the grout.

    Here's the beginning of the project. I will update when finished.



    What the first coat looks like after cleanup.

    This is what I am using (color is bone):https://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-B...1HPT/203498062

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    It looks really good RBW's!

    I wish I had 1 guest bathroom

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