Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kitchen Marble Update

A week ago, Arabascato Vagli marble was installed on the perimeter counters. Bandy found the slabs at OHM in Nashville, all tucked away in the back of the warehouse. 
We are a little nervous about hurting the marble. Just today, I spilled lime juice on a granite counter, and granite is forgiving...but we'll cross the "marble" bridge later--and buy lots of wooden chopping blocks (felt "feet" will be added to each block to prevent etching).

The Arabescato was a lovely marriage with the BM Simply White cabinets.

Marble on the island will be installed soon.

Polished nickel hardware will go on the drawers and cabinet doors. I had a box of Restoration Hardware odds and ends, including 1 1/2" round knobs and Lugano pulls. I just need to figure out what goes where. 

The small pulls were lost on the large cupboard doors. A larger size was more to scale.

Upcoming Projects:
Subway tile (bathrooms)
Laundry room
Paint colors
Light fixtures
New windows here and there
Front elevation remodel

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  1. Breathtaking - worth every moment of the search!!!!

  2. Stunning! So exciting to watch each step!

  3. Oh wow, this is all so pretty and it is really coming together. I love it.

  4. This is so exciting to finally get a glimpse of what the kitchen is going to look like...gorgeous!

  5. Oh, my goodness! How beautiful this is! I just love all of the motion on the countertops!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I can tell you with certainty that I have never been so invested in somebody else's marble before. ;-) It is really coming along nicely!

  7. Beautiful! Kudos to Bandy for finding the slabs. I am having fun anticipating your news reports on the remodel. Your white cabinets help me to like mine, though yours are more fabulous than mine. Sheila

  8. It's a beautiful piece of marble, such movement. fondly ~lynne~

  9. I'm so happy to see it in your kitchen....stunning. Have a nice weekend.

  10. STUNNING!!! You should never second guess yourself again!

  11. Looking fabulous! I bet you are relieved to see this step in the kitchen finally getting done!

  12. Oooh, so pretty! "The Arabescato was a lovely marriage with the BM Simply White cabinets." I agree. If you go with knobs on the drawers, will you be using two knobs on the longer drawers? Years ago, I asked the finishing carpenter to put two knobs on the longer drawers, but, as you might guess, he didn't make note of it and he went the "rote route."

    As a past perfectionist, I hear you about the spills you will encounter, but the worn and heavily used areas will become part of a well-loved kitchen. Hope you're all doing well and Zap's "upturn" continues.

  13. Wow. Love it. What a stunning kitchen you will have when completed. Cooking with all that natural light from the French doors would be a dream. Lucky girl.

  14. Yea for Bandy! I do believe that he saved the day in finding that gorgeous marble.
    I hope little Zap is ok...thinking of you both.

  15. Michael, I think the marble is so gorgeous and absolutely looks amazing. That said, I hope this doesn't sound ridiculous but IMO I think it is even gender neutral. -Brenda-

  16. It really looks beautiful, Michael.