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Kitchen Makeover-One Room Challenge Week 5

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The End is Near!

I can’t believe it is Week 5 of my very first One Room Challenge where we have been making over my kitchen! This fun challenge is hosted by Linda from Calling It Home and includes all kinds of bloggers taking on every space imaginable. Even though the kitchen was a lot of work, we have definitely enjoyed transforming it!

If you missed out on any of the past updates you can find them here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6 (The Reveal)

Let’s take a peek back at the space we are working with:

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This week, we got a cold spell…wah wah…That has put a hold on painting the windows. So I still have white trim and reddish-brown windows. Weird I know. Hopefully it will get done soon! In the meantime, I have been doing a little shopping to gather all my items I want to decorate with!

Ok, that’s been super fun! I have made so many trips to TJ Maxx/Homegoods between this kitchen and my little girls nursery getting finished it isn’t even funny.

So let’s take a look back at my inspiration for this kitchen makeover.

Kitchen Makeover for the One Room Challenge

Almost all of the items on my mood board were things I already had on hand. The tray, tobacco baskets, metal drying rack, dough bowl, and rug all came from the old house. I have just started to collect Ironstone and have acquired a few pitchers and a pot. I plan to use these as decor on my counters. Maybe with some greenery or flowers in them.

Kitchen Makeover - One Room Challenge

As for the items I bought, I needed a new wreath to go over a wooden piece on my wall. The new hand towels weren’t exactly needed…but the color matches my color scheme in the house so I just had to grab them. 🙂 I have always loved woven placemats and when I found they were half off I couldn’t help myself! But I had previously planned on getting placemats to help protect my newly painted table anyway.

Kitchen Makeover: One Room Challenge Week 5

Shop: Table Runner / Placemats / Wreath (Similar) / Small Topiary / Hydrangea

I also knew I wanted to balance the area out between wooden and metal pieces. In the dining area I already had both, so I needed to add them to the kitchen itself. In came that pretty metal “Farmer’s Market” Sign. (Shown in our Mood Board above) I had my eye on it for a long time, and finally pulled the trigger and bought it for my new kitchen!

Kitchen Makeover - One Room Challenge


Let’s take a peek at what we have left to do in the kitchen.

  • Paint all kitchen cabinets (inside and out)
  • Update paint color on walls
  • Paint trim white
  • Purchase new shelving to replace warped shelves in cabinets
  • Cut new shelves to fit cabinets
  • Knock down scalloped wood piece above sink
  • New light above sink
  • Install pendant lights in bulkhead above peninsula
  • Paint Kitchen Table
  • Find new chairs for Kitchen Table
  • Build/Find Bench for Kitchen Table
  • Paint the Windows – (If weather permits)
  • Decorate

Well the bulk of it is done! We worked a ton at the beginning while I had a lot of helpers and it definitely paid off. We have been having cooler weather lately every time my husband has a chance to paint the windows which has put that on hold. But I wanted to put my curtains up anyway!

Kitchen Makeover: One Room Challenge Week 5

(We have curtains up, but no painted windows yet!)

And good news! Pretty much right after I was complaining last week that I couldn’t find dining chairs I liked, Vicki and I made a stop at Goodwill, and Voila! I found a set of  four sturdy wood chairs for $8 a piece! I couldn’t pass that price up! So I snatched them, and now have to fill a few spots and then paint them. More work…of course! That’s alright though 🙂

Next week we have the final reveal of my new kitchen! You won’t want to miss it!

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  • Reply
    Carol ("Mimi")
    May 3, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Things are moving right along! I really like the collection of white ironstone pitchers and also the white, sheer curtains. Your kitchen makeover is going to be beautiful.

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    May 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    i can’t wait to see this all done! those chairs are awesome – score!

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    Susie Mertl
    May 3, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    You are really making great progress! Can’t wait to see that kitchen all finished! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    Tee @ Beauteeful Living
    May 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    This is going to come out so gorgeous. Love the details shown. Those chairs were a steal. Good luck with getting everything all done. Look forward to seeing it all come together!

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    Joann @ Woman In Real Life
    May 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Such good luck on the chairs! I love it when everything works out like that. You are incorporating so many lovely elements. I’m looking forward to seeing your fresh, new kitchen!

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    May 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Great find with the chairs and I love Ironstone too! You have a great looking collection going!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Leslie! I’m definitely working on my collection 🙂

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    May 4, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I’m so glad you found chairs! And at a good price!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Oh my goodness Emy, I am so glad too! Thanks for following along 🙂

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    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    May 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    You have made some amazing progress on your kitchen! I can’t wait to see everything in the final reveal. So excited!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    May 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    SO glad you found chairs! Just in time! I dislike painting window trim too and have basically left it as my last thing to do! Lol! Can’t wait to see it all next week! xo

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you Kendra 🙂 I am so happy with the chairs I found! Can’t wait for you to see it all

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    May 4, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Cannot wait to see the REVEAL! this is going to an amazing transformation!!!! Love your choices!!!

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    May 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Yay! I’m so excited to see your kitchen reveal!

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    May 8, 2017 at 7:59 am

    So close, it’s going to be beautiful!

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    May 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Bravo, Kristin. It’s getting close and it will be fabulous!

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    Jessica | Petal + Ply
    May 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Your space is lovely!! Can’t wait to see the finished room later this week!

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    Kristen & Vicki
    May 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Jessica! I can’t wait for everyone to see it too!

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    May 9, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesday Link up. I am in love with your kitchen make over. It looks so fresh and rustic. It’s beautiful. I love the little shelf/baskets in the corner! Thank you for sharing.

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    May 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Wow Kristen, it’s been amazing watching the transformation over these last few weeks. I can’t wait to see the final reveal. It already looks amazing, so different

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