Wednesday, April 23, 2014

~one room challenge week 4~


We are on week 4 and my kitchen looks like this:



I went to take the back splash off……


It went well for about a minute.
Then big chunks of drywall started coming out which, long story short, had me removing it all.

That's the bad news. 

The good news is that we are able now to add new outlets, and have them all straight!
{they were not level before and it drove me crazy}
And,
I got my new sconces hung.



 I also got the upper cabinets painted.
I used Annie Sloan in old white and just slightly distressed them and opted not to use the dark wax, only the clear.

 It's a subtle difference but you can tell by the photo below how yellow my old cabinets are next to the new"old white."

And tonight I am attempting to rip up the old granite tile counter top.


The measurements were taken last week and the new marble will be installed on Friday!

So, to sum up the last week:

I got the upper cabinets painted, in one day I might add.

I hung two sconces and didn't electrocute myself.

I took out the old back splash and only cursed 2 356 times.

The marble company came out and did a template for the new counter.

My new roman shades arrived but I have yet to open the box
 because it is such a dusty wet paint mess in here!

Between now and next week I hope to have the island lights put together and hung, have the skylight patched and sanded, have at least the lower cabinets painted, have the new counter tops in, have new drywall in, in order to prepare for the new back splash, and if I drink enough Red Bull, I might even be able to paint the island. 

But don't hold your breath.

To see how far ahead of me everyone else is, click on these links:




xoxo



39 comments:

Christine Dovey said...

Holy Dinah...you made a HUGE amount of progress. The white on your cabinets is so lovely and I can't wait to see the marble installed!

Patricia Goins said...

I'm loving it!! I tend to curse too when I see chunks of drywall coming off, lol! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen :)

Jodi said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE!!!! The cabinets are going to look FAB!! I love the white, it's so nice and soft and not stark! Sconces are gorgeous!! I am so excited for you,....It's going to be beautiful! :) Your hard work will be worth it.

Jodi

Sherry Day said...

Oh Melanie you never cease to amaze me with your incredible talents! I am a long time follower who is always in Awww... of the beauty you create in everything you do! Your kitchen is going to look amazing!! You mentioned Redbull - ever tried Advocare's Spark energy and mental focus drink? Much healthier and effective than Redbull - When would be a good time to talk to you about it?

Haute Indoor Couture said...

Love the before and after shot of the cabinetry. I cant wait to see the marble!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Love those sconces!!!! Can't wait to see marble and what a difference w/your cabinets! :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am so excited to learn that you are painting your cabinets with Old White chalk paint because that is what I am thinking of doing in our new home and now I can see what it looks like first! So exciting to watch your kitchen come together! I know it is going to be gorgeous!!

~ Lisa ~ said...

I love the cabinets in Annie Sloan old white. Now I think I can finally go ahead and do mine like you have done. I love the distressed look so I will be going ahead and FINALLY doing my kitchen cabinets. LOVE u Melanie.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

janet belbeck said...

Looking good!

Abby M. Interiors said...

Gorgeous color on the cabinets, and I'm especially in love with those sconces. Dang, this is going to be good! xx

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You have gotten a ton done, and I guess the backsplash could be considered a happy accident since you'll get to rearrange the outlets. The sconces are such a great choice. Love them!

Sarah @ 702 Park Project said...

Those sconces--LOVE!! And I get that it may not have been the ideal way for it to happen, but you will be SO happy that you got to add in extra outlets when it's all said and done. I'm loving the progress! :)

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

the sconces are so good! They look great there. Can't wait to see the marble...that will be huge.

Grateful said...

How many cans of Annie do you expect the project will take? AND did you paint your hinges also? Wondering how it would take, my hinges aren't hidden sadly.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I'd be freaking out too but I am sure you will get it all finished! I love your sconces!

erin williamson said...

Holy moly, wow! The cabinets look amazing! Did you just brush paint right on top of the old finish?

My Notting Hill said...

You got alot accomplished. I love those lights! Great job too on those cabinets.

Andrea said...

I love your sconces, and the white paint makes SUCH a difference!! I cannot wait to see your marble installed!! This is going to be such a beautiful kitchen!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Lisa Marie Wells said...

Loving the cabinet color!! It is going to look fabulous with the marble!!! So excited to see the finished project!!!

Jessie said...

Love the beautiful sconce and the painted cabinets, they look so fresh and bright now!

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pam {simple details} said...

You go girl!! The cabinets look amazing and I'm in love with the light you chose! Panic going on over here for sure! :)

Tina Olsen said...

love reading all your blog posts...how do you "slightly distress" your cabinets?

~Tina from Alaska~

SHERRY HART said...

You ripped out the backsplash???? Love the difference of the cabinet color. I am assuming the chalk paint went on quite easily since you did it so fast. Love the lights also.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

wow - that is some serious construction going on. love the sconces. cant wait to see it all come together!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the white on the cabinets, it will make a huge brighter difference. Boy, do I understand about outlets that are not in exactly the right spot...so that is good news from bad. Good luck this week.

Patti said...

Did I miss the source for those gorgeous sconces? Maybe in a previous post?

Reichel Broussard said...

Love the sconce! And marble? Yay! Can't wait to see it!

junaid said...

Lovley! That's what we called creativity. I just love those cabinets and the selection of color that make home beautiful. This is giving me some really inspirational ideas for decorating and designing home. Thanks for sharing some great things here.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Color me impressed as it took me a week to repaint my cabinets! I need to get a hold of some of the Annie Sloan paint pronto! Love the sconce!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

You've accomplished a lot of beauty this week, Love the sconces! Red Bull ... Yup that will turn you into the energizer bunny! Stop over in Philadelphia I have a giveaway posted.
Vera

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I am dying over your beautiful sconces!! Great work this week. It's so good to have things done right. I cannot wait to see your marble! Exciting!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I will admit I'm freaking out for you! But, there's still a ton of time. Your cabinets look amazing. I've got to try that paint! Good luck till next post!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That subtle difference in the cabinet color is so fresh and light. They look great! And I am in complete and utter love with your new lights. I have hardwired lights in the same spot, and now you've got me thinking……maybe I need new ones :) I'll take your view too!

Traci Hutton said...

Your sconces are lovely, I cannot wait to see this kitchen reveal!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Love the sconces...this is going to be so great. You are awesome!! Keep it up!

Tobe | BIA said...

duuuuuuuuude. not jealous of the hiccups, but super jealous of where this is going. looks amaze! can't wait to see this baby finished!

Katie said...

I love the new paint on the cabinets!! We are eventually going to be putting new counters in our kitchen and I love the marble! However, probably won't happen :( I am so excited to watch your progress!!

Taylor said...

Would love to know where you ordered your roman shades!!

Debra Cope said...

what wall color did you choose to go with your old white painted cabinets?

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