|Please feel free to picture me crying and leaving Chris sobbing voicemails begging him to come home|
We have been to these auctions a couple times before, but knowing that this was the LAST auction and that it was either now or never made us a little nervous. So we went up this past Saturday and previewed what they would be auctioning, HOPING that we would find something that would work for what we were thinking (FYI - you get what you get at these auctions... every time is different, so you can't really count on what you've seen before because it could be gone).
Chris and I are pretty go-with-the-flow people so we gave the marble one last sigh, and moved on...
Right into the arms of this lovely lady...
|It looks a little pink in this picture, but I promise that is just the warehouse lighting|
Chris has always been a super big fan of granite where as I always want something a bit more different and unique. The fact that I have never seen Almond Mauve and that is wasn't a super popular color (at least from what Ive seen around Dallas) made us both fall in love.
Also, bonus point, it had travertine tile backsplash right next to it which complimented it wonderfully.
sunroom and laundry room)
Like two love-sick One Direction-loving tweens, we were still swooning over the travertine honeycomb mosaic and found it online for nearly $11.99 a sq ft.
|"So much as look at this granite and I will cut you..."|
And, for some fun math for all you numbers people out there, here's how we determined what we paid per sq ft... size of a slab 26x84 = 2,184... divided by a sq ft (12x12 = 144) ... equal 15.166 sq ft per slab. We paid $175 so divide that by 15.166 and we only paid $11.54 a sq ft!!!! The edging and the corners are already fabricated so we only really will need to have it cut for the sinks and the corners!!
Here is a bit of a better picture of the granite...
I also got my polished travertine counter for $175 for just one slab!
Since we were in the buying mood, we also snatched up these awesome 16x16 travertine tiles which we plan to cut in half length wise and use them to encase the shower in the master bath with a subway pattern...
|Sorry the picture is so yellow... warehouse lighting is tough... its actually a very creamy neutral|
At the end of the auction, we decided to load up what we could in the back of my SUV and have the warehouse store our counter tops until actual D-day when we start the kitchen (only $20 a month to know they are safe and in one piece is money well spent for us). So we picked the slabs we wanted and marked them with our buying number.
Ah! yea, wow, I almost forgot to mention... we also scored a broken piece of the same Almond Mauve for $50!!
After hugging and kissing our counters goodbye for now (Im not joking, I really did...) we loaded up our backsplash and travertine tiles and headed home...
A couple hundred sq ft of 3x6 travertine pavers, 60 sq ft of travertine honeycomb mosaic, and 90 sq ft of 16x16 travertine tiles.
We know we have MORE than enough, but I rather be over prepared and sell the extras on Craigslist than accidentally run out!
All in all, we spent a little over $1,800 but saved more than $4,000 from buying it else wear or at big box stores!!! HUGE!!
We really dont plan on starting the kitchen and bathrooms until late Jan/Feb but since this was the last Dallas auction, Im glad we got it all now (plus, it makes bills so much easier to pay when they come in waves instead of all at once)!