Saturday, January 28, 2012

Point, Counter(top) point

Well, TheManTheMyth and I nearly dropped the gloves because of our %&^#! countertops.

You'd think it would be easy peasy to decide on a color for concrete countertops but if you thought that, you'd be wrong, Mister.

This is kind of what I had in mind when TMTM suggested we do concrete countertops:
But then he started talking about staining the concrete to be any color I wanted and that's when it all went wrong.

Oh, sure, how hard is it to pick a friggin' color, you may be asking yourself about now.  Well I'll tell you, IT'S FRIGGIN' HARD!!

And because I need to SEE something live and in person before making a decision that I'll have to live with FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE (not really; I'm just being dramatic to which you're thinking, "No shit, Sherlock!") we (meaning, *I*) have changed my our minds way too many times.

This morning, we took a field trip to a concrete place because TMTM said the concrete floor of this joint was divided into all sorts of different colors and this way I could SEE for myself what a color would look like and it'd make it much easier to decide.

And guess what we found when we got there?

They had ground all the color off their concrete floors.

And I'm all, "Really?" 

Of course.

So we finally chose yet ANOTHER color (to compliment our walnut butcher block island countertop) and TMTM is hard at work sanding, grinding and whatever else he needs to do to get the countertops DONE.

After all this, there is still the chance that it'll have to be shitcanned, especially when it comes time to move this heavy ass piece of concrete out of the garage and into the house and then we'll be back to square one.

Because that's how we roll.