Bringing in the Granite Slab!

We actually did this last November the week before Thanksgiving. What a day!!! Eric had put a cheap white counter top on as a temporary counter when the cabinets were installed. It did its purpose, but didn’t hold up very well. I had stressed about this day for many many months. We had bought two slabs of granite, cut back to back from the same quarry, so their color matched perfectly. The slab for the island was huge! Weighing in around 1500 pounds! I had to find 10 men who could all show up at the same time to help carry it in on the day we were installing it. From the driveway, around the corner to the porch. Up the stairs, and into the house. Then lift it and place it on the cabinets. Granite actually has a lot of flex in it, so keeping it from snapping while lifting and carrying it was a HUGE deal! It took about 2 hours from start to finish. Just to move it a few hundred feet. AMAZING group of men who gave up their Friday morning just to come and help me move this slab. I felt so blessed! My next post will be of the granite on and looking beautiful!

 

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  • My cabinet maker! 🙂
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  • Deciding how to lift it onto the cabinets.
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  • Jules slept through it all!
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  • Bringing in the front door
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  • Laura cleaning the windows.
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  • Cutting out the sink hole and polishing it. 
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About dazzlingingrace

Hmm.. I love Jesus. I love my husband, Eric. I love my 8 beautiful children. I loved living in California. I love sunshine and the beach. Shopping at farmers market and the little stores downtown where I can bargin for the best deal. I love to sew and make things. I love spending time with girlfriends encouraging each other. Date nights with Eric are fabulous. I love ballroom dancing with him. The smell of my new little baby and the miracle of their existance. I love italian food- or just about all of Italy for that matter. I love art- paintings on my wall that I know personally who painted them.
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One Response to Bringing in the Granite Slab!

  1. wow!! that is huge!! it’s so beautiful though!! what a process it was to get that thing on! can’t wait to see the finished project; you kitchen is so nice and spacious!

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