Saturday, June 25, 2011

Time Out


It's been a while.

I haven't done any clay work because we're in the throes* of all-consuming kitchen renovation planning. Ugh!
*The other day I saw that someone wrote 'throws'. Maybe that's right after all.

Decisions, decisions. My head is spinning with cabinet fronts, appliance specs, electrical wiring layouts, blueprints, estimates, etc.

We have spent 3 days, so far looking at humongous slabs of granite, soapstone, marble. How do you balance beauty and practicality?

Like the Mud Lady in the mop ad, I stuck to a beautifully undulating-patterned, buttery sea of slab of marble. Going back to look at my kitchen brought me back down to reality and I realized it was infatuation, not a marriage. I'd still like to live with that slab of rock in my house. It was beautiful. But soapstone it will be for the countertops.

So be warned, fair reader, I will probably subject you to the agony and the ecstasy of renovation.


Sister Creek Potter said...

We are undertaking the same project--maybe only a step or two behind you. Hope you will continue to share your thoughts on the process! Wish I could be a fly on the wall watching your decision making.

Clay and Fiber Artist said...

Decision Making, Decision Making. Sometimes I think it's ALL decision making.

I finally decided that I have an internal battle going on between a stainless steel, gleaming white surgery and a shabby chic, French-y, stone, flaky paint and rusty iron kitchen.

I'll probably wind up with a hybrid.

Anonymous said...

The highest grade of granite contains very few minerals while the lower grade has more minerals and other kinds of stones. The lower grade may also be a bit heavier and you really need to seal them to prevent liquid seepage. If you are looking for discount countertops, lower grade granite is one of your best alternatives.