Dinner at the Castle

If you have to have an extravagant dinner at a castle, I highly recommend finding one where you can eat in front of a roaring fireplace with an amazing jazz ensemble playing in the background and a flourless chocolate cake with warm gooey insides for dessert.

One word: Heaven!

In other (house) news, we are finally, at long last going to get the 4″ granite backsplash installed in the kitchen tomorrow! It’s only been what, 6 months now since I originally posted about this issue?

In the picture below, you can see both the temporary solution we have rigged (which is actually just a scrap piece of granite our granite guy left us!) and also the gap above it just behind the faucet in the window casing:

The final impetus to get off our butts and DO it was that thanks to the holes left in the window casings by the previous kitchen counter that are now exposed there is kritter access from the inside of the house to the kitchen. Let’s just leave it at that.

In this picture, you can kind of see where the backsplash will extend to beyond the sink, it will basically go where you see the whiter/lighter band of color right above the counter top, so from the sink wrapped around to the stove:

Most of that ugliness is currently hidden by our toaster, coffee maker and other sundry appliances but I know its there.. plus, once it’s installed, we also have no excuse not to put up the subway tile in that corner that we’d been planning on doing all along.

BTW, I LOVE our granite guy.. you know what he’s charging us for this? $225. Can’t beat that with a stick.

After pictures on Monday, have a good weekend!

5 Responses to “Dinner at the Castle”

  1. A castle in America? Wow. Happy Anniversary.

  2. Great Blog! I love before and after blogs!!!! CAnt wait to see what else you do!

  3. What the granite guy is charging you is a steal.

  4. […] you may have guessed by my lack of posting, the granite backsplash didn’t get done the weekend before last as it was supposed to. I guess the standard height of […]

  5. so super cool! i LOVE your blog. i work at domino mag and have just started my own design blog, http://www.urbanfleadesign.com. i linked to your site, and would be forever indebted to you if you did the same for mine! in the meantime, keep up the awesome work and cheers!
    xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea

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