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Moving a little slow - ORC Kitchen Makeover Week 3

It's already week three of the One Room Challenge! We're about half way there and I can't even believe it!!! In case you are just joining our kitchen makeover journey, in week one, I shared some before photos and a little bit about why we are updating our kitchen. In week two, I shared our farmhouse style kitchen design plans. This week, I'm showing you a little sneak peek of our progress!!!

One room challenge kitchen makeover progress

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Okay. I have to admit, we haven't been as productive as I would have liked. However, I try to remind myself that we have a ten month old wild man helping us out ;) and that we should actually be impressed with how we do actually get done around here. I'm building another little DIYer in the family!!! :)

So what have we actually accomplished?

Well, last week, I told you I had painted the one long wall, but I'm having a trouble getting finding a good spot to take a photo of it due to all the mess! Eeeek! Hopefully I can grab one next week. I'm actually leaning towards painting the opposite wall as well, but more on that later. 

We also have completed the cabinets! Yay! They are painted, reinstalled, and have brand new gorgeous hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. I'm so in love with these matte black cup pulls and knobs.

One room challenge kitchen makeover progress

As I said last week, I used my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer and a high quality Purdy paint brush to make the job easier. I promise to share an in depth tutorial soon! For now, look at this gorgeous finish in Sherwin Williams Agreeable gray. It seriously makes such a HUGE difference in the room, and I can't wait until you can see the whole thing!!!

One room challenge kitchen makeover progress

The other thing we've been working on is the shiplap wall. That's what's been holding us up the most. Ever since I saw this post on Instagram by Joanna Gaines forever ago, I knew I wanted "skinnylap" in my kitchen. So I did my research and ordered some precut pieces since it is too thin to accurately cut ourselves with our available tools. Well.... the wood that arrived was not in the best shape. We are having to hand sand each piece on three sides, and it is hard work!!! So this shiplap wall is taking a little longer than expected, but here's what we've got so far...

One room challenge kitchen makeover progress

I know, we've got a long ways to go still! Although its taking forever, I think it's going to look really cool when it's done and will make a huge impact. Once it is complete, I'll share a tutorial on how to make your own "skinnylap" wall!

We've got a lot of work ahead of us still. Here's our updated To Do list:
  • Cover the bright blue paint with a neutral color (SW Eider White)
  • Paint cabinets (SW Agreeable Gray)
  • Change cabinet hardware (Flat black knobspulls)
  • Sand wood for skinny shiplap
  • Install and paint shiplap (SW Alabaster)
  • Install and paint faux brick backsplash
  • Create a coffee bar
  • Hide ugly tile pattern in the middle of the floor
  • Update current light fixture without buying a new one
  • Buy/create wall art and decor

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  1. the cabinets look beautiful and that's a big task, so don't worry about moving slowly!

    1. Thanks so much, Cassie! They definitely were a big task and I'm glad to have it out of the way now!!! It was well worth the work though! I can finally see my vision coming together :)

  2. That wall is going to look so awesome when it's done! I love the skinnylap!

  3. I love the cabinet color!! This is going to be awesome - can't wait to see the big reveal!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm really happy with the color too! :)

  4. This space is going to be awesome! We can't wait to see the shiplap wall. Cheers to a productive week :)

    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

    1. Thanks so much, ladies!!! Yes, cheers to productivity!!!! :)

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