OMG! It's officially done!!!! Exceeded my expectations!
Ok, so the tile guy JUST left and after doing a whirl wind cleaning of the grout crumbs and dust and puling out all my decorations I can officially say my updated kitchen it DONE! I really do love it. Here is a run down...
Cabinets- existing cheap Merrilat builder quality cabs (not solid wood)- painted a creamy white.
I put two wood carvings in the glass doors of the two cabs about the sink to add some texture and element of interest.
Counters and Island- Danby Marble- White Mountain- MUCH more stain resistant that carerra. Ive had it almost 3 months and zero stains! Chipping is another story. I would highly recommend bull nose edges. My ogee edge on the island has not chipped but my perimeter counters with the standard edge have chipped when a ice tea jar fell and hit it:( I also had a few sample tiles propped up against the backsplash while I was deciding on tile and a couple fell and scratched or lightly chipped the counter. This is am bummed about, but much I can do.
Isand- 3 new base cabinets from Home Depot- ordered the Thomisville line in chocolate. My handy man spiffed up the island with some nice thick moldings and trim.
Wall color- Revere Pewter BM
BS- Devonshire 4X12 marble tiles from The Tile Shop
Sink- Kohler apron front sink
Faucet by Jado
Thank you GW's - I could not have pulled this off without you. The advice I received on this site helped me SO much..Thank you!