Wednesday, April 2, 2014

one room challenge...our kitchen


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

decorpad.com
Jessica Helgerson
Jeffrey Alan Marks

Shawna Mullarkey

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!


73 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Can't wait to see your newly updated kitchen. I am wanting to do the same here at the house, but what I want is way to costly right now and with 4 children in college it takes a big chunk from the remodeling savings. TFS. ana

Kim said...

Oh how fun and I cannot wait to see you rock that sprayer!!

Annie {annelliott.blogspot.com} said...

I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with! Our kitchen is in need of a major update (construction and DIY), so I'll be living vicariously through you and trying to implement some of your projects on my own over here!! xo

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! That last cliffhanger is verrrrrry exciting! I love your kitchen already so I can't wait to see what you do to give it a refresh. I know you will rock this ORC!!!! PS The paint sprayer is going to be a life changer if you haven't used one yet (I was out using mine on the driveway at 7pm last night!)

Abby M. Interiors said...

A kitchen! Ohmygosh I can't wait! I'm also excited to hear more about your sprayer and how you like it. This is going to be a stunning kitchen. Can't wait! xx

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

So excited for you! But I see all the work ahead! Good luck with it all, and I love all your plans. xo Nancy

My Notting Hill said...

You're too funny w/your tired and Tuscan. This is going to be great. Can't wait to see the new island!

Christine Dovey said...

Holy mother...a kitchen!!!! This is going to be sooooo fun to follow along with and that marble = heaven!

Cathy Wall said...

Can't wait to see what you cook up for your kitchen, all of your hints tell me it will be magnificent! And you go girl on the painting.....!

therelishedroost said...

Well at least its a great kitchen to start with! The added touches will make it shine once more, cant wait to see the install!

Denise Greenwood said...

How exciting!! I love your kitchen as is - but I can't wait to see what you come up with because I know it will be fabulous!!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Ooohhh - that new island is going to be a beauty! You've got such a great base to start with that I can only image how fabulous it's going to be once you've made some updates. Looking forward to following along!

Angela Santaniello said...

Super excited to see all the changes you make to your kitchen! :)

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Paige Minear said...

Your kitchen will be AMAZING!!! So excited to follow along!!! xo

Sarah said...

So excited to see how it turns out!

Calypso In The Country said...

My heart sank when I read that you were changing that beautiful kitchen!! But we all have things we don't like in our homes and when you pointed out what you wanted to change, I decided I would allow you to go through with it - lol! I can't wait to see you work your magic in there!
-Shelley

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

everything you touch turns to gold so i just can't wait to see. your last ORC rocked my world.

Melaine Thompson said...

Oh my goodness! I am redoing our kitchen for the orc as well! Too funny! Glad I have a kitchen buddy along the way! Good luck! Iknow I need it! xoxo

Cyndy Aldred said...

Oh my gosh Pam, I can't wait to see what you come up with! It will be fabulous! I am right there with you and am about to tackle my kitchen very soon so I'm anxious to see what you decide to do. Good luck girl!

kate@willowinteriors said...

A new kitchen...in six weeks! Amazing! Can't wait to see it come together! That countertop looks amazing! Good luck!

Beth Connolly said...

Wow - what an ambitious undertaking. Looking forward to seeing the transformation.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

WOW....a kitchen project for the ORC! That's amazing. Your plans and ideas are fantastic. Can't wait to see week 6!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

oh YAY! I am loving our white painted kitchen and subways. Only wish I had done it sooner. I must have missed you have a concrete island? I was considering using it for a new project- does it chip bad?

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm so excited my friend, for so many reasons! I've been eyeing that sprayer so I can't wait to hear how it went for you and of course I love what you do so I know the whole space is going to look amazing. Your countertop sneak peak has me so happy!

Leslie said...

Hi Pam! I'm so excited for you! The kitchen is a high traffic area and things get worn. Every time I go to update something my husband says .. didn't we just do it? Well.. after 5, 10 years, things need updating!! Big paint project ahead. Having done this in our current home I can relate to where you're at now. We are moving and building/restructuring a home (it's been crazy) so I'll have everything done for me next time around ~ looking forward to that! Have fun and good luck:)

erin williamson said...

You're going to spray the cabs yourself?! I'll be watching this one verrrrrry closely.

erin williamson said...

Ugh, hit reply too soon! I'm dying to do the same to our kitchen but I am skeeered. Looking forward to hearing tips and tricks for success.

Vel Criste said...

I was wondering what you still needed fixing Pam, but I can understand why seeing it up close! Whip your decorator magic dear and we'll surely enjoy watching you thru this ride!

House of Pemberley said...

The kitchen. Woah. Quite the undertaking. But I know you will rock it.

Tracy Laverty said...

Pam, this is so exciting! I can't wait to see all the great things you are going to do to an already wonderful kitchen. I love the inspirations you have and the sneak peaks!

Andrea said...

Oh, I'm super excited to watch this transformation! We just finished renovating our kitchen to classic white, complete with marble countertops, and it is just so bright and cheery!!! I think you are going to love your new look!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

You have a great starting point. Your inspiration images are beautiful. I bet the new island is going to make you so happy. I can't wait to see it.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Can't wait to see what changes you have in store for your already beautiful kitchen!

Steffes in the House said...

Tired Tuscan - very funny! Good luck and I'll definitely be following along!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Oooooh! Looks like a lot of hard work but a lot of wonderfulness coming up!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Great inspiration pics. It's going to be fun following along!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Looking forward to watching your improvements, Pam!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Pam your kitchen is going to be amazing when this is over! I'm so excited to see your updates, especially that island teaser. Can't wait to follow along!

Katie Clooney said...

can't wait to watch your progress. we are on week 4 of our kitchen renovation and I'm either going to kill my GC or myself. Love your blog and you have beautiful taste. Can't wait to see what you have planned!

Ashlina Kaposta said...

So pumped to see how this turns out. Kitchens are the best to watch for magical makeovers!
xoxo
ashlina
thedecorista.com

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

That third inspiration picture is so good!! No doubt you will make this kitchen amazing!

Jenny said...

Good luck! I'm getting ready to start another client kitchen painting project myself. Always worth it in the end, and you have some great bones to work with already!

Jessie said...

Great inspirations! Can't wait to see your kitchen transformed!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Julia Konya said...

Your inspirations are right down my alley and can't wait to see what you will do!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I can't wait to see what you do! I love those inspiration images in a big way!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am really looking forward to this. I have a feeling I will be inheriting a kitchen I may not love in my next home. I know you will have some amazing ideas to borrow. This space has a great layout and can we talk about that top secret countertop? Love.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Well as kitchens go it's not such a bad place to start! I know you will make so even more fabulous Pam!!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Oh this is going to be amazing! I love all of your inspiration. Can't wait to see more!

Reichel Broussard said...

Oh how I wish I had the budget (and the balls) to take on my kitchen :) Your island counter is gorgeous! Can't wait for more!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I'm so proud of you! You just dive right in there and take on the most amazing challenges. I'm sure it will be awesome because you are a very hard worker and will keep trying until you love it! Good Luck!

Dana Frieling said...

I'm so impressed you've decided to tackle this! On pins and needles..

Holly said...

I haven't made all the rounds yet to see all the plans, but I'm so excited that you're tacking a kitchen. THAT is a challenge and I can't wait to see you work this. I'm going to link up too (if you can believe that). I feel like a new person these days ;)

Tiffany said...

I have pretty high expectations from you since everything you do is amazing. Can't wait to see your kitchen transformation!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

It's official. I have counter top/island top envy. This is going to be soooo stinking good. Priced options for mine, and but no dice right now. Will be watching the sprayer action closely. I painted my cabs with the ProClassic a few years ago and it was no small feat. Super happy with the results but I wish I had sprayed them rather than doing it by hand. I am feeling ya girl!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh Pam how fun to update your kitchen! I'm a wee bit jealous! But so excited for you and looking forward to following along!

Tobe | BIA said...

your inspiration is amazing!!!!! go you for taking on your KITCHEN. can't wait to see this baby finished!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Amazing inspiration photos! I can't wait to follow along

Summer Hogan said...

I can't wait to see what you to in there and I love the your inspiration pics!!

SHERRY HART said...

Oh girl....big project! I have no fear that you will amaze us with your skills and we will all be dropping our jaws on reveal day:)

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

Love all the inspiration pictures! I love a good surprise. I love everything you do so I'm following closely along! Xoxo

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm kind of jealous that you can tackle these items yourself! What I'm having to hire out would probably be so easy for you! Can't wait to see what happens with that gorgeous marble!!

Nichole Gabriel said...

Can't wait to see it all come together!

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Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Yay! One of my fave series! Can't wait to see it unfold Pam :) xo K

Bethany DeVore said...

I can't wait for this! Your kitchen already has such a great layout and design, it's going to be amazing!

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