Kitchen Update – Frosty Carrina Countertops

I blogged about one side of our newly-painted green/gray/blue kitchen island last week…

The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Heather Gray Island | Gray Owl Walls | Simply White Cabinets and Trim | Cottage | Farmhouse

…and I’m back today with a few shots of how she looks now- all topped in Caesarstone’s Frosty Carrina!

Frosty Carrina Countertop | Heather Gray Paint | Old Corbel | Kitchen Island

I love how it picks up on the old paint on the corbels…which we are not painting, by the way. (A few folks asked about that last week.) I’m cuckoo for stripped wood…especially when it’s paired with white countertops and painted cabinets. There’s something about that combo that just makes my heart sing! :-)

I also love how thick the new countertop is, and how cool it feels to the touch.

Caesarstone Quartz | Frosty Carrina | Kitchen Island Countertop

The subtle gray veining gives it just the right amount of visual interest…

Frosty Carrina | Caesarstone Quartz | Kitchen Countertop

…and, of course, I am pretty pumped about how durable and “farmhouse fresh” it looks, too! :-)

Granite | Quartz

All that’s left to do is tile the area behind the faucet with our leftover sunflower tile…

Heather Gray Kitchen Island Paint

(and attach a couple more rolling pin drawer pulls- oops!)

Ming Green and Thassos White Sunflower Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen

After that, it’ll be time to decorate!

Old Corbel | Tuxedo Cat | Heather Gray Kitchen Island

And bird watch, if you’re Kit-Cat. 😉

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  1. says

    Love the stripped wood corbels! Love the countertop and color scheme! Love it all. When I see pics of rooms that other designers have worked on, I find myself thinking, “What would Layla have done?” Your style is my absolute favorite! Always.

  2. patty says

    Layla – the photos don’t show much veining like carrara marble is.. i know it’s supposed to be comparable minus the work of marble… but i don’t see it.. could you take more photos showing the veining.. pls pls.. thanks as always… love what you do… <3

    • Layla says

      Hi Patty!
      Since the veining is so faint on this kind of countertop (which I LOVE! :-)) that’s about the best I could do as far as photographing them. (Sorry!) Frosty Carrina is definitely comparable to carrara in that it’s white with gray veining, but I wouldn’t consider it a “match”. It’s a different vibe- but it’s exactly what I had in mind for our kitchen. :-)

      • patty says

        love it – all of it.. the colors are just so soothing… thanks for your reply about the counters… it is just beautiful! can’t wait to see more… xo

  3. says

    I think that I’m in love with your kitchen island. :) I love the colors, the countertops, every single thing about it. Also, your cat is absolutely adorbs!

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