I have dreamed of stainless steel counter tops since 1999. This choice for counter tops is the only one that ever made sense to me. Of course, back when I first dreamed of them, they were OUT OF MY PRICE RANGE! So I had to divert that dream and settle for laminate counter tops and be glad I had them. And I was.
Time marched on - 16 years to be exact. In that time Pinterest became popular. I was late to that game, much like I was late to a lot of social media. I knew the minute I joined Pinterest, my life would be sucked into the computer screen. And it was.
Cut to 2015 and the downsizing and remodeling commenced. I told my loving husband, "No matter what else, I'm going to have stainless steel counter tops". And I did.
IT. DID. NOT. BREAK. THE. BANK.
So, how did I accomplish this feat? First, I had a creative contractor, Sean Thornton, who was always game for my ideas. Second, I did a lot of research on Google and Pinterest. I learned that you can find a local sheet metal fabricator who will make you #stainlesssteelcountertops. I found one, Nashville Sheet Metal, that was right around the corner from my warehouse. It was meant to be. And it was.
Here are the 5 steps to spend less than $2,000 on stainless steel counter tops:
Sean created inexpensive particle board counter tops that could be covered with stainless steel,
I hauled said particle board counter tops to Nashville Sheet Metal to have them covered in stainless steel,
I picked up my new stainless steel counter tops about a week later and brought them home,
Sean and Jason installed stainless steel counter tops on my Ikea cabinets.
I made it so.
That is all.