Wednesday, April 30, 2014

~ORC~{week 5}

Holy Moly, that's all I have to say.




I am going to make this short and sweet because I have to go right back to working.
It will be a miracle if I finish this in time! 

Let's take it day by day since the last updated post…….

Wednesday we ripped up the old granite tile counters. The came up surprisingly easy. 
I also had to empty the contents of all the cupboards which made my dining room look like an episode of hoarders.

Somewhere in there I got the crazy idea that I needed to plant my window boxes.




Thursday I sanded the rough drywall edges smooth where the new back splash will go, as well as in the nook area. I sanded and painted the skylight area that had the bad patch job. 
Then I painted all the trim work in the kitchen a bright white.
Oh, we also made a pipe contraption to hold 2 pendant lights above the island!


Friday the marble installers came.
I sat at my island and painted custom sign orders while they installed it.
Love, love, love it!
Why did I not do this sooner?


 That is the good news.


The bad news is  that my newly painted Annie Sloan Old White cabinets looked just that~OLD!
Old, dirty, and dingy next to the new marble.

So, I made the decision to RE PAINT all the cabinets in Ben Moore Dove White and I am so happy with it! Although, I might die if I have to paint anything again. 

{pic. below shows the original yellowy color on the drawer fronts and the dove white is on the doors}


I spent the entire day Saturday from 6 am to 9 pm sanding, priming, and painting.


 Sunday I painted the island the same green as the pantry doors.
{still wet in this photo}


Monday I had to wash all the dishes before putting them back in the cupboards because they had gotten so dusty from the construction. I think I must have washed 12 loads. Thank goodness for a dishwasher! 

Tuesday I painted our bar stools. 
Here is a before and after:

 I primed them with spray primer and then painted them with 3 coats of Dove White.
Luckily it was a sunny day and we also have a television outside, so I watched episode after episode of Investment Properties.

 The wallpaper also got installed in the nook!
I LOVE it!
Any suggestions for shelving? 


I still have a ton to do.
I sure wish I could get an extension…..
Ha, yeah right.
Keep your fingers crossed that I finish by next Wednesday!

To see everyone else's spaces click on the blogs below:



xoxo



50 comments:

Christine Dovey said...

I love that you re-painted the cabinets in a bright white- it looks so fresh with the marble and in combo with the amazing nook wallpaper which I am PS, IN LOVE WITH!!!! That nook is glorious...my vote is for glass shelves. I can't wait to see this all finished- it's looking so so good.

meaningfulspaces said...

You are amazing!!!! It is coming together beautifully!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I can't believe that you painted your cabinets...twice! You have been BUSY this week! Too bad you already had a vacation recently, you're going to need another one when this is over! :)

Abby M. Interiors said...

My heart is exhausted for you, but so happy that you painted the cabinets again. You might as well do it now before you spend years annoyed with the color. IT LOOKS GORGEOUS! I vote for glass shelves. I want to see as much of the stunning paper as possible. Good luck! You've got this!

Andrea said...

Chenonceau? Only my favorite paper ever! Looking great! I vote glass shelves also

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

I'm loving what I see! Get it girl!

My Notting Hill said...

Love the cabinets in White Dove. The piping for your lights is terrific - hope you'll do a separate post on that. I'm with Christine and think glass shelves would be great w/the wallpaper.

Holy Craft said...

Oh my word! That is huge progress! And thank you for making us granite countertop people feel less guilty about wanting to remove it. I've been dying for marble just like you put in but can't justify ripping out good granite. I'm being swayed!

Shannon said...

Wow, what a contrast between the two paint colors on the cabinets! Will you share the resources all during the reveal?

Msmoozys Open House said...

Everything looks awesome! I love the new pain color (BM Dove White) on the cabinets! Good luck to have it all done by Wed. :-)

cindy hattersley design said...

That paper looks fabulous! Love the dove white as well. You can't ever go wrong with dove white!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That marble is amazing and the white cabinets look fab against them. The wallpaper nook is just perfection. Can't wait to see this space!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Hearts in my pupils right now over that wall paper. Everything looks great, can't wait to see the reveal!

Heather Salazar said...

WOW!

Great job, looks amazing!

Loving the "pipe contraption"

Heather

Becky C said...

oh wow! this is looking so good! i can't wait to see the reveal!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I want to live in that nook!! So beautiful! and the repainting is magnificent....So much work, but it shows. The difference is huge!

Haute Indoor Couture said...

Love it all! White Dove is my favorite!

aquahaus said...

Seriously incredible. Good on ya for that repainting. It was worth it. And I love that little nook. The paper is fantastic.

SHERRY HART said...

AYFKM? I can not believe you did all of that in a week.....love the fresh paint on the cabinets! You are going to be thrilled that you had the pressure of the ORC and got it all done so quickly!

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

Your kitchen is going to be absolutely gorgeous. What a cool light fixture. After all this hard work you deserve such a perfect kitchen.

Ashlina Kaposta said...

sometimes a can of white paint can just make everything better, no?! love love love

Lisa Marie Wells said...

Great choice with the re-painting!!! And the wallpaper!! Stunning!!! CAN NOT wait until next week!!!

Jen Gilday said...

Oh my gosh. Looks GREAT and I'm so impressed at what you can get accomplished in a weeks time! You're a powerhouse! Love it all! That nook - it's fantastic with the wallpaper!!
Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

Jen Gilday said...

PS - cabinet's look GREAT too! That BM paint color is perfect!

pam {simple details} said...

Too funny that you painted your cabinets twice, might as well while everything is torn up and the mojo is in extra high gear! :) Your wallpaper is SO GOOD!! Good luck this week, and your flower box will be gorgeous!

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my2twins said...

Love it all! And great work on the pipe thingy. I would also say glass shelves. Also, wondering how old your cabinets are? I've been considering changing my countertops but not sure if its wise on cabinets that are older. How did you decide?
Great work!

erin williamson said...

Oh my goodness... you are a glutton for punishment! Insane but so worth it!!!

Erica M. said...

Good idea on repainting the cabinets! They look much fresher and brighter.

Dawn Adcock said...

Your kitchen looks amazing. Can't wait to see the final results. Really loving the pendant light above the island and the nook wallpaper is fantastic. Always loved that print. Seems like the consensus is for glass shelves but I think a rustic wood shelf would look great as well. Nothing chunky, b/c you don't want to take away from the gorgeous wallpaper but I think the juxtaposition of the wallpaper and rustic wood would look really good. Whatever you do I'm sure will look awesome.

Camille G said...

It looks amazing and am impressed by all of your painting. Glass shelves for sure in your nook to show off that gorgeous paper. BTW -- make sure you get the glass (tempered? another process?) that gives the shelves a clear edge rather than the greenish/blue edge of regular cut glass. If you ask the installer, they'll be able to explain better what I'm trying (and failing miserably) to explain.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Good call on the paint even though you are a rock star for having the motivation to paint that much! And I love that pendant contraption!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you are one busy beaver. Made me tired just reading it all. I'm painting one room and am tired of it. Can't wait to see the reveal.

Unknown said...

Everything looks amazing! You are so talented! I am about to paint my kitchen cabinets, and I have about a million of them, so I want to do it right the first time. Did you use trim paint, regular wall paint, or something else? I see that the primer is water based, so I'm guessing the paint is also water based latex... ALL advice would be appreciated!

Jessie said...

Everything looks so good! The lighting, the marble countertop, the wallpaper and the newly painted cabinets look really good together!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com



Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the white with the marble. The stools also look fantastic. I love to do projects while the television is on. The wallpaper is amazing, and glass shelves are my vote, too. Good luck.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Oh Melaine!! I'm so sorry for all of that! I can't imagine painting that all over again. But, if you love it, it's worth it (easy to say I know!) The ORC can definitely push a person to the limits! Good luck this week.

Tiffany said...

You've done so much work, but it looks amazing! Can't wait to see it finished.

Reichel Broussard said...

Everything looks so fresh, white and clean! That's a lot of hard work there lady! Impressed! It's looking fabulous though, so worth it!

Andrea said...

Your marble is sooo gorgeous!!! I know it was a pain to have to repaint, but that Dove White is perfect. Cannot wait to see your final reveal!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Melanie said...

You are amazing to get this much done! I am inspired to tackle a few projects I have been procrastinating on.
Love everything you have done and cannot wait until you have time to go more in detail about the various elements in the room.

Judy said...

Love!!!! I would use clear glass shelves so as to not cover up that beautiful wallpaper!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Sheesh. I had a panic attack just reading this. Kudos to you after all the painting-looking great. The nook knocks my socks off.

jerri said...

Love how this is coming together. I wish I had a fraction of your energy! Love that wallpaper in the nook - I vote glass shelves.

Kim said...

Love the cabinets … nothing beats white IMHO! I agree with Christine … glass shelves in the nook!! And, your window boxes look beautiful. Sometimes in the midst of a mess you just need something pretty!! Looking forward to seeing the whole reveal!

Sherry Day said...

I love it all - the counter tops and White Dove cabinets look so fresh and clean. I would choose glass shelving for the nook area. Can't wait to see what you choose. So excited for you - all your hard work is coming together so beautifully!!

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Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

You are making such great progress! I love the wallpaper! Good choice on the paint, the cabinets look beautiful next to the marble. Even the window boxes are just perfect! :)

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I love the light cabinets- so fresh and clean. And the wallpaper is gorgeous! I also vote for glass shelves.

Hope you get a nice long painting break for awhile.

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