A while back, I did a v-log about the fabulocity of my writing binder. Sadly, I’ve had to put that notebook aside for a few weeks, while I work to restore order to the chaos I call my kitchen. But I’ve been assembling a pretty notebook for my remodeling project, which is all kinds of fun. (Would anyone other than another writer understand how much I loved buying a new binder, index dividers, gel pens and paper?) And now, ta da, I’ve got colorful tabs for each of the contractors, products, and services I’m using, plus pictures of everything we’ve ordered. Wanna see a few samples?
My new cabinets will look like this (scroll down to the Praline finish).
I chose Antique Brown (Brazilian) granite for my countertops (chunks of deep chocolate brown with irridescent , silvery streaks and flecks of black). There’s no way to capture the look of stone exactly, but this picture comes close. To the naked eye, the separation lines aren’t as obvious; you have to tilt it into the light to see all the color variations. If you’re a rock hound and want to see an extreme close-up of the color variations, here you go.
I’ve decided on a 4′ tumbled travertine backsplash, with an occasional granite insert. In real life, the tile’s not quite as pinkish as this picture.
My new tile floors wil tie all the kitchen colors and textures together. Hmmm, did you notice that I didn’t show you pictures of our new appliances? Could that be a clue to their relative importance in my kitchen?
For those of you who might be wondering what I’m up to on the writing front, here’s a representative sample of my progress for the past few weeks:
Not surprising, all things considered. This week, though, I should finally be able to sit down work on the chapter I started a few weeks back. Oh, and I think I’ll sketch out a scene about prayer cloths…lately, I’ve been thinking about them a lot.