So I was going to wait until we installed the pulls to give you all a peek at the cabinets and our gorgeous new counter tops but I simply cannot wait any longer.  The counter tops have arrived and I am officially OBSESSED.  And did I mention that we installed the cabinet fronts too?? 😍😍  The husband and I still have a lot of work to do in the kitchen (install the toe-kick, attach all of the pulls, install the vent hood, trim the window, tile the back splash, install sconce over the sink/window, attach the island to the floor and finish the body of it, find a counter top for the island….the list keeps going trust me) but it is an incredible feeling to have the room that I’ve been dreaming about for so long finally start functioning as it should.We ended up going with Aurea Quartz in Sfumato and it is absolutely perfect (you can read up on the hunt for quartz here).  The stone itself has the perfect amount of movement in it with just the right greige tone that coordinates so well with our Icy Avalanche walls.  We wanted something that would look as close to natural marble as we could get without the fear of ruining it – I love cooking but lets just say…I’m not the cleanest chef around and I don’t want to be afraid of my own kitchen!  We shopped around and got a lot of quotes but in the end we went with East Stone and were super happy with everything – from the actual cost to the speed of delivery (it was ready in a week!) and installation I would highly recommend these guys.

For the lower cabinet fronts, I may have had a few moments of doubting my vision for the teal but OMG, this color is GORGEOUS!  It’s called Vintage Teal from Valspar and I know the swatch looks like it’s super bright but what I love most about this color (especially because of where our kitchen is in the house) is that as a lower cabinet it almost looks like a different color at different times of the day.  Our (not so Little) House on a Hill has so much natural light that when the sun is pouring in through the front of the house the cabinets look so teal there’s no question about what color they are, but then in the early morning or at night they appear almost darker and more of a navy blue.  Bold colors may not be for everyone, but I for one love them and am really glad I went for it!

Ok, enough talking already – here’s our “getting-closer” kitchen!

Next up – installing the pulls and toe kick, then we’ll move on to the island.  So much to do but we’re getting there!  Move-in day is just around the corner!!


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