Thanks for checking in on the One Room Challenge of my kitchen makeover!
This week challenged my patience a tad. :)
If you want to catch up on the past weeks' progress...
Week 1 here - The Plan
Week 2 here - Painting the Cabinets
Week 3 here - Is it Marble?
Let's start with the pretty stuff, because it makes me happier than
installing hardware and cabinets.
Here's a peek at the fabrics I'll be using on our bar stools and simple box cornice
board, a traditional floral print paired with a modern geometric.
them back up (and they're still not finished).
I've loved this style forever, it's exactly what I was going for, however I had major
issues with these gems! Our cabinet doors and drawers are much thicker than Ikea's which
means we need longer screws - easy enough. Except IKEA's are metric and the hardware
stores and IKEA only carry certain lengths in metric, long story short I found some screws
that could work, but they had to to hand cut to the right size and it was $40 for 48 screws.
(Btw, Mr. Simple - the IKEA hardware is such a deal we still come out ahead, just thought I'd throw that in.)
I won't bore you with all the other issues, but it meant a couple wasted days!
(Detail Boy helped put the doors back on, it looks like he needs to tweak the adjustment a bit,
but he did an awesome job.)
I'm so happy with the painted tile, and how the bevel is accentuated.
I'll post A DIY How-To tomorrow.
Did you notice my hood mock up?
Keep your fingers crossed for me, I'm totally going out on a limb with my DIY idea, and
it could be a
vibe similar to these. I think it will work, but what's in my head doesn't always equate...
I'll keep you posted.
Nam Dang Mitchell
I can't wait to see what my talented ORC friends have for us this week,
go check them out!