Wednesday, April 2, 2014

~One Room Challenge~{week 1}

I am so excited to be participating in this challenge this year.
Every blogger involved is uber talented and I am a bit nervous that I won't live up to the expectations everyone may have.
Thanks to Linda for believing in me! 

Like I mentioned before, I was going to renovate our basement. However, it started taking on water when the rain started and didn't want to stop.

So every Wednesday for the next 3 weeks, myself and these other talented bloggers will be taking you along on the transformation of one room.

Would you like to know which room I am going to makeover?

Our kitchen!

Ok, I don't hate our kitchen, however, it has it's issues, which I will get too.

Those black pantry doors with the numbers….
I'm over the numbers and the black shows dust like crazy.
I am also over that chalkboard wall.
Time for a cleaner look.
And that niche below will be getting transformed as well.

 I will be leaving the wording I painted in the skylight, that's one thing I still love.
But that light fixture has got to go!
What was I thinking?

While I love, love, love my bar stool cushions a dear friend of mine made, they have faded and gotten very dingy over time and are in need of replacing.

 Another thing I am tired of is the wall color.
Behr's Teepee Brown is no longer.
In fact I have already painted most of the kitchen with Ben Moore's 
Revere Pewter. It looks so much larger!
 New window treatments will be coming in, and HOPEFULLY new 
counter tops on the L shaped sink area.
However, I don't know if that will happen in the short time frame we have.
Crossing my fingers on that one.
 Another thing will be freshening up the paint on the cabinets.
It's a major undertaking but the sealer I used on them last time has yellowed and I am hating the color.

Oh, and did I mention we need a new dishwasher, oven, and I'd really like to add a gas cook top to that island! Ya know, small things.
6 weeks huh?……..

It may look pretty in the pictures, but let me just point out the things that aren't so pretty.
The things that I try to hide in blog photos!

For example:
This awkward plug in squished up against the fridge and the cover keeps popping off.
You can see the new wall color here.
 Remember when under the counter cd players were cool?
This one doesn't even work anymore.
Oh, and you can see my cream, I mean yellow cabinets there.
 Something else I never finished when I did the back splash.
Oops, meant to get to that about a year ago.
 Once upon a time our skylight leaked.
We fixed the leak and patched it up.
The end.
Never finished that off.
 And the lovely 12x12 granite tiles that were put in about 16 years ago.
Oh how I would really like to see marble here.
Anyone want to loan me a small fortune?
 And this is what happens when you stain your own floor then get 
2 large labs running through constantly.
 And while these sconces aren't horrible, 
the black shades are dated, not to mention dusty and boring.

Without giving too much away, here are a few elements that will be added to the room:

And that's all you get for now.
Be sure to check back next Wednesday for updates!

I will be gone the next few days with my son at 5th grade camp. 
I'll be back this weekend…..I hope.



Michelle Myers said...

I've always loved your kitchen! So, I can't wait to see what you come up with. Good start with the fabric!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

your kitchen is gorgeous!
goodness... i love it.

i look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve.
i have no doubt... it'll be amazing & fresh.

that fabric! have always loved it.

Calypso In The Country said...

Revere Pewter is such an awesome color! Your kitchen is already beautiful so I can't wait to see what you do with it. I have a golden retriever so I totally understand the floor issues! Can't wait to see this room!

[email protected] said...

Love the new paint and fabric choices!!! This transformation is going to be gorgeous! Good luck (not w/the kitchen...that will be great) camping w/5th graders! :)

Sara Smeby said...

Oh, what an exciting reboot! :) *Hooray!* for fifth grade camp (taught 5th before kids)! Have a great time!


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You plan sounds just beautiful. It will be a great kitchen refresh. Can't wait to follow along!

Judy said...

melaine, your kitchen (well, actually your entire house) is one of my all time favorites and i cringed when you said you were going to change it but seeing your "sneak peek" i know that whatever you do will be fabulous...i can't wait to see all the changes!

pam {simple details} said...

Melaine, we are ORC souls sisters!!! :) I so get that the pictures look pretty, but your style has changed! I love your plans so far and will be anxious to see more! I know it seems daunting, but we can do this, you'll get it done! :)

Andrea said...

Your kitchen is going to look amazing!! I cannot wait to follow along!

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Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Its so pretty already!! SO I can just imagine how its going to look in six weeks...AMAZING!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

So excited to see the changes. I know it'll be great. That Schumacher print is one of my favorites. Will you use it as a fabric or wallpaper? Can't wait to see.
Have fun at camp.

My Notting Hill said...

You've got so many great updates planned. I love Revere Pewter. Can't wait to follow along.

Jessie said...

Your kitchen is spacious and gorgeous already. Looking forward to see updates next week.


Alexis Gradwohl said...

Have you seen that porcelain tile that looks like hardwood? I'm thinking about using it in our new house/kitchen remodel. With kids and dogs it's so much more durable. Can't wait to see your kitchen remodel. When I taught high school, my students and I went on the 5th grade camp as my students were the 5th graders counselors. It was so fun. BTW, post more pictures of those darling puppies!

Unknown said...

My goodness that kitchen is gorgeous! This is going to be so good! Can't wait to see the finale.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Excited to follow you for the ORC!

Carrie said...

Love the new materials you'll be using! Have fun at camp! :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Now if you did not show me those not so pretty parts, I would say that your kitchen looked fantastic. You have an amazing space to work with, and that skylight! Looks like you have some ambitious plans. Can't wait.

Reichel Broussard said...

This is going to be one gorgeous kitchen! Already a pretty nice starting point!

Unknown said...

Given the inspiration patterns you have shared, this is going to be a fabulous update! Excited to follow along!

House of Pemberley said...

Woah. I totally wish I could fast forward six weeks to see the finished product. Anything Schumacher Chenonceau has my vote.

amy of studio four corners said...

wow - you have some grand ideas! can't wait to see it all...BTW, we just got around to changing out our kitchen light fixtures that I wanted to change when we moved in 12 years in due time, all gets accomplished...6 go girl!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

If you stumble across an extra fortune let me know, my counters would be super appreciative. You've got a great starting point! Two thumbs up on the fabric and paint choices!

Tobe | BIA said...

whoa. so intimidated by you ladies that are taking on kitchens! baller. looking forward to seeing the results!

[email protected] said...

You've got a great kitchen to start, and with those fabrics, it will surely be to die for. Good luck! So much work in such a short time. I'm starting my own kitchen with tomorrows Link Up ORC. Yikes!!

Heather Salazar said...

I love your kitchen!

However I know how it feels to get the change bug, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That's an amazing size kitchen! Love it! Can't wait to follow along!!

Unknown said...

I love kitchen makeovers and I can't wait to see what you do with such a great space!!


Good Lord girl....a KITCHEN? I guess if anyone can do it you can!!! Can't wait cause the small piece of inspiration you shared hooked me:)

Faryl said...

YES! Finally, someone else with creamImeanyellow cabinets! Someone renovated my condo about 10 years ago with new, crisp, white trim. And then IKEA's charming melamine covered cabinets. In yellow.

Hope your cabinets are better quality/paintable! Best of luck to you! It's already beautiful - I'd trade kitchens with you any day (smooshed outlets and all).

The Pink Pagoda said...

Wow, you're doing sooo much! I love where it's headed and can't wait to see the transformation!

nottooshabbymama said...

Your kitchen has always been one of my favorites!! Geezz I can't imagine what it's going to look like when you are done!! I adore that Schumacher print, so excited to see how you use it.... Most certain it will be stunning!! Good luck camping!!

Donna said...

Can't wait to see what it will look like. Liked your kitchen though the way it was. I would love to redo mine. We r in there so much and you get tired of looking at the same things. I can relate to that. I think we all have things that we hide or didn't go back and completely finish. I know it will be beautiful when you are done. Always love your home and ideas

Unknown said...

Dear Melaine
I loved your posts when you redid your kitchen before, so I am sure you will do a wonderful job on the kitchen again. Your design style has been an inspiration for me and our home's style. Thank you and good luck with your project. Cheers, Pamela

Unknown said...

It'll be great to see what changes come about!! Love your kitchen, by the way! :)


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Unknown said...

Can't wait to see how your kitchen will look at the end of this challenge! I love your style so I'm sure it will be amazing! Will definitely check every Wednesday!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

NOW I KNOW what you are up to!!!! so exciting and I know you will do amazing. I wish I lived closer do play! I saved a TON on my appliances here if this helps...

I would LOVE to do a ONE ROOM CHALLENGE!!!..It would put a fire under my booty to get some long overdue projects finished...!!!

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Unknown said...

Stunning kitchen! I love your style! I do appreciate you pointing out the "not so pretty parts" makes this ORC newbie not feel so bad. Can't wait to see what you do!

Unknown said...

If you ask me, I like the way your kitchen looks as it is. I'm a huge fan of old-school motifs like that. But if you deem something needs updating, I couldn't fault you :) Looking forward for the next update!

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