It took us 9 years, but we finally updated our kitchen counters. When I was trying to find an "old" picture to compare the counter tops, I realized I've done an exceptional job at avoiding taking any pictures of my kitchen. I had to dig back to Colton's 6th birthday in 2006 to find one. We went from a lovely country blue laminate: to Yorkshire Brown granite. I.love.it.
I painted the kitchen Behr's Pale Honey right before the counter tops were installed.
Did you all see that faucet? I put that in and hooked it up myself. That's right. I didn't sustain any injuries except for a butt cramp as I was curled up under the sink. My boys were quite impressed. Now it's onto the living room to finish painting.