My Honed Calacatta Gold Slab Has Arrived!

KevinMPOctober 16, 2012

I know some of you have been waiting for updates on my mini remodel, but I hit a big snag last week when I realized that I could not find any black absolute granite that was as black as mine is anywhere. I went to my local granite/marble yard and found a perfectly matching (but flawed) slab of calacatta gold leftover from a kitchen and was able (because of the flaw) to get it for the same price ($80 per square foot installed, plus $95 to hone): a steal. And it matches the tile I had already begun to have installed for the new backsplash. What do you all think?

The minor flaw (the brownish gray spots with slight indentation):

With a flash:

To match the backsplash:

Now, I just have to get my contractor to finish. It should be all completed by Friday night.

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helsharmar

I think your stone is beautiful. Can you tell me about the drawer pulls? Is that oil-rubbed bronze? Where did you get them? I've been looking at lots of drawer pulls and haven't seen those, but I like them.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:23AM
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cat_mom

Perfect! The imperfections as you call them will just add character. The "bargain" price makes it a sweet find!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:32AM
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Debbi Branka

That's an amazing match and beautiful! I love it!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:32AM
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pricklypearcactus

Gorgeous! The remnant slab is perfect with the absolute black and the backsplash. What backsplash will you use above it?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:33AM
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onedogedie

It was meant to be. Looks very good indeed.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 11:07AM
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sixtyohno

What a perfect find! It's gorgeous and what a match!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 12:10PM
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wi-sailorgirl

I think I'm drooling a little bit. I LOVE Calcutta marble and that is amazing. The fact that you got it for such a steal is even more amazing. Well done.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 1:20PM
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grlwprls

I think it's really much better than AB would have been. Keeps that space light and bright and gives it its own identity.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 6:09PM
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dretutz

Ah. That took my breathe away. Really beautiful. What a space!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 7:23PM
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KevinMP

Pricklypear, the backsplash will be the same 4"x4' honed calacatta gold tiles I'm having installed above the black absolute granite and the stove.

h-w-m, the pulls I think I've finally settled on are oil rubbed bronze pulls from the Restoration Hardware Outlet (they're Asbury 3" pulls). I wanted something that went with the stove's black knobs and would somewhat tie in the black absolute with the calacatta marble top on the wall unit.

Thanks to everyone else. It's crazy what you can find when you look hard for it.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:36PM
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a2gemini

Love it! I am always one for a bargain - but what a beauty!!!
Wow - you will be finished soon- I hope for good weather for picture taking - I couldn't take pictures last weekend as it was as dreary as it could be...

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:44PM
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breezygirl

Nice second choice! Definitely doesn't look like a second choice. It's lovely.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 9:15PM
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peonybush

I think you hit the jackpot. It's absolutely beautiful.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 9:26PM
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