Woo hoo - let's get this challenge started!
I'm so glad you're here to follow along, it is so much fun! Oh my gosh you guys, I feel
like this every time but I was so intimidated by this group of designers, we are in for an
amazing six weeks! I'm thrilled to be included again, and owe a huge thank you to our
lovely leader, Linda @ Calling it Home
for all she does to round up a team, keep us organized and make sure the
One Room Challenge goes off without a hitch.
And, quite a talent to make it all appear so effortless!
Also, thank you to Jennifer @ The Pink Pagoda for creating the beautiful banner.
If you're new here, we live in a little 1938 home that we've remodeled and updated over
the years. DIYs and creating a high-end look on a budget is what makes me a happy girl!
This is my third One Room Challenge, the first was a bathroom and last fall our bedroom,
and now... our kitchen.
I know some of you are thinking WHAT? That kitchen doesn't need an update! But,
it's been almost eight years since our big remodel and at the time the Tuscan look was
my style...now not so much. It was on my 2014 To-Do List to give it a more modern
look. I was planning small updates but then the ORC came along and it was the perfect
motivation to go for a look I truly loved. I knew I could give it a completely new style
without spending much, if I was up for doing a lot of work...I'm up for it!!
Here are some of my inspiration kitchens...
but in keeping with my indecisiveness a black or white island is still up in the air.
House Beautiful - Ken Fulk
Jeffrey Alan Marks
Our kitchen at its best...
Despite the deceiving photo...here is the reality today.
Yikes! The cabinets need painting, my beloved concrete skim coat on the island is beginning to
chip away. I've never found artwork or done anything to finish off the hood. I made valances
for the windows a few years ago and hated them, they lasted a week or two before I
ripped them down but the hardware stayed - pretty, huh? I loved the slipcovers I made for our
bar stools two and a half years ago but I was over the fabric so I just stuck them in the washer
and dryer one day, they haven't fit quite right ever since.
I'll stop there, but you get the idea, it's tired and Tuscan.
I'll be spending a lot of time with Sherwin Williams and my new HomeRight paint sprayer
this week, wish me luck, it's a new adventure!
Goodbye chipped concrete, hello new island...can't wait to share this surprise!
That's all the scoop I'm giving you today, but I promise I've got the usual
diys on my agenda!
I'm sure these girls are going to wow us, I can't wait to see what they have planned!