It's here...It's Here!!! Lots of pics!

fivefootzeroApril 7, 2011

They installed this morning, and we couldn't be happier. I even came home from work for it. We even liked it unoiled, but we broke down and oiled since I wanted to see the gorgeous veining. The colors remind me of sea shells...go figure.

We had them drill 2 holes (had to anyway), but of the same size for the faucet and soap dispenser. This way I didn't have to decide right then and there which side for the faucet (right side probably).

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sabelln

WOW! I love it.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:06PM
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stacieann63

It's beautiful! Congratulations

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:14PM
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beekeeperswife

Shazam!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:15PM
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laxsupermom

Gorgeous stone! Love it both ways, but the oiling definitely brings out that gorgeous veining. Can't wait for the final reveal.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:22PM
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beachpea3

Oh what a treat!!! What is the name of it?? Love the veining...

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:23PM
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dianalo

Oooh... tough call as it looks good naked and dressed! I am guessing you will get home from work and kiss the counters before you kiss your dh, lol......

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:27PM
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breezygirl

Goodie goodie for you! Beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:43PM
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fivefootzero

Thanks so much everyone...it has been agony here at work...waiting and wanting to go home. But I was there for the install at least.

The stone is Santa Rita Venata...from M. Tex in Hackensack. It just has such a relaxing beachy calming feeling...that's the only way I can describe it.

We did like it both ways but it's such a shame to hide the veining with it unoiled. I read somewhere that someone oils in the winter to keep it dark, and in the summer time lets them go au'natural for a lighter feel. I did like it natural, but with the unfinished backsplash, pencil marks on the walls, oulet guts hanging out, etc...it looked, well, unfinished. We'll see once I pick a backsplash how we like it unoiled.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:48PM
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cj47_gw

It's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Cj

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:59PM
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noellabelle

Congrats! It's very lovely!!!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:01PM
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yellowdog2

YUMMMMMM!!! Congratulations!!!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:16PM
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prill

OOOOOOOHHHHH.... those veins and beautiful colors. So pretty!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:18PM
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ironcook

wow, it's beautiful in your kitchen! both oiled, and unoiled... that's really something to see! i'm glad you are so happy! it looks wonderful. :)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:02PM
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flwrs_n_co

Beautiful--both dressed and undressed!! So glad everything went well and you're sooooo happy!!!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:11PM
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maryann_m

WOOOOWWW! I really love that. It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see more pictures. I imagine you'll spend the evening admiring it when you get home from work. :)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:41PM
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sandn

That looks perfect with your wood. I'm sure you'll enjoy seeing it change from day to day. We've been letting ours fade out a little before reapplying the oil. It's beautiful stone.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:52PM
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alyssak

It looks great with the cabinet color!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:55PM
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swimmer58

Your soapstone is so pretty! Question for you -- what kind of faucet is that? Thanks, and congratulations!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:07PM
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polly929

WOOOOWWWW!!!!!!
They are so pretty!! Can't wait to see them in person!!

So glad I made a new friend on GW, b/c of the soapstone!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:18PM
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prospect711

That looks great!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:32PM
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fivefootzero

Thanks everyone...yes, I'm in love...love all the colors and watching it change as the oil evaporates.

Polly (LOL): Can't wait for you to come over and see...if you drive by and see cars, come on in! Remember the doorbell still isn't hooked up so knock on the door!

Swimmer: The faucet is the Delta Leland...it's prettier in person, and also comes in 2-piece (where the lever is a separate part). I ordered online, but can't remember which site.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:42PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Beautiful. As one ss owner to another...you will love how it ages. Mine is 5 yrs old and it only gets better. c

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:53PM
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remodelfla

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:02PM
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jejvtr

Yup She's a keeper !

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:21PM
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justjill

It's funny, before I found gardenweb I didn't like soapstone one bit. Now, I adore it!

I especially love the carmel veining in yours, it is just beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:23PM
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elba1

Cool - yeah for you!!!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:25PM
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hsw_sc

Absolutely beautiful! Oiled and nekid!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:46PM
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daki

I LOVE your un-oiled version. Drooooolll.... :)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:23PM
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10KDiamond

love it. jealous. i love my soapstone but yours is well, gorgeous. enjoy.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:43PM
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cat_mom

Oh wow--that is stunning soapstone!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:49PM
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gsciencechick

Wow!!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:58PM
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cienza

fivefootzero, CONGRATS!!! Your soapstone oooozes cool! I love the veining! I also like the contrast of the hard, formidable stone against the soothing curves of your sink and faucet - just awesomeness! Can't wait to see it all come together! Enjoy!!! (or if you're like me, just spend hours staring at it!)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 9:22PM
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jmcgowan

Faaaaantastic!!!! So neat to see a different - and beautiful - stone. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen pics! Good luck finishing up your project.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 9:42PM
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