Anyway, as I posted last Friday, Chris and I go to this auction every time its in town, so it IS our sorta multi-annual date outing. If it wasn't for the AC going out on us a couple weeks ago, we would actually be in prep mode to start redoing the kitchen... alas, we cant start that until we pay off the new AC in full (our goal is by the end of the year if we are really strict)
So as we drove up, we had to kept repeating to ourselves that we were "just looking"...
Beginning of a bad horror movie? Could be...
|"They thought they were going to an marble and granite auction... but they were actually being lured to their doom...."|
However, once we got inside, we were greeted by one of the planners (a lady we talk to every time we go. She even told us she hoped she would see us this auction and thought about us when they announced they were doing another auction in Dallas... awww we made friends!) so we felt right at home and started looking around.
First thing that caught my eye were these beautiful 12x12 marble tiles...
Next were these psychedelic floor tiles.
Next were some counter-tops that I've had my eyes on since our first auction.
Next we found some more large, pretty tiles.
Chris was a fan of these large travertine tiles.
Walking around, of course I wanted these.
Oh, and this sink to go with it....
We then started to look at some back-splash options.
Same for these...
travertine floors we actually bought last time...
We also shopped around at a couple a counter options... Like this granite one.
I also really liked these POLISHED travertine slabs... only $200 each!
Chris also found these large stone slabs which would be an excellent fireplace accent.
We were just about to leave, until I saw THIS and froze...
True, I did made a big scene (squealed like a Bieber-loving-14-year-old, clapped my hands like a retarded seal, and ran over to give it a hug) but he still shouldn't have tried to hide them.
As if it were fate, we also found this marble tile back-splash...
Well, not really, but I tried my best to plead to Chris about how these counter tops and back-splash would complete my life and I would never ask for anything again as long as we were married.
Sadly, it didnt work. He also reminded me of the $7,500 AC bill and we were NOT in the market for redoing our kitchen just yet.
I then tried to see if we could switch the topic by just getting ONE and doing the less expensive bathroom project first (using the counter as a bathroom vanity) and that ALMOST worked... But sadly went home empty handed.
If its fate, it will be there next time I guess. The counters went for $250 a slab during the auction and the backsplash for $7.00 a sq ft.
Price wise, the counters (with 3 corners already bullnosed) would have been $17.58 a sq ft, before fabrication and installation. Does anyone know how much that would cost? I know a lot of place's prices include the stone, all cut work, and installation, but has anyone ever just bought the stone then gotten it installed? If anyone has done this, I would love to know your take on the experience!
So what did you guys like best? The travertine flooring? My gorgeous marble counters? Or maybe you are into greek goddess busts? Also, if you have any questions about the auction, I would love to help and answer as much as I can for you!
P.S- Don't forget! The Home Depot gift card giveaway is still going on and runs through Thursday night... Click HERE to enter!
P.P.S- Anyone worried about Marble being a "soft stone" or not being good for kitchens, please read THIS... It definitely put our minds at ease.