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Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3

Kitchen Progress: ORC Week 3

Progress in our Kitchen

Welcome back to our Kitchen Makeover series for the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! Don’t forget to stop by to see everyone else’s rooms too! Or if you missed our previous posts, see them from the beginning ->

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

We have gotten a lot done since last week. The cabinets are completely painted, doors and all! We moved on to the walls to get rid of that yellow color I was not very fond of. I picked a beautiful light beige color for all the main rooms upstairs. It was dark before, and since we have some good natural light, I wanted to brighten all the rooms, and bring the color in with my decor.

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 1

Next to the white colored cabinets this color is just gorgeous! (And oh my goodness was I so glad to get rid of that yellow!)

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 2

We had a bit of a problem with the hardware for the cabinets. We were going to replace the hinges since they were not the color we wanted. However, when we went to the store to grab some new ones, the dimensions were all wrong. I wanted the exact same style, just a different color and I couldn’t find any to match the holes that were already drilled! (Ours must have been too old) Darn, so we opted to spray paint the original hinges instead! That way we would save money and wouldn’t have to fill all the holes on the frames and doors! This is what we used to update the hardware:

We have painted hardware before so we knew it would work. To see a tutorial go here -> DIY Hardware Update.

More exciting news for our kitchen makeover…we now have pendant lights!

While painting, my wonderful dad (who just happens to be an electrician) came by to install pendant lights above the peninsula and the sink. He had to finagle some wires up through the wall and bulkhead, cut new holes, and hang them all.

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 3

(There he is, hard at work!)

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 4

Originally there was a can light above the sink and since the hole was larger than the pendant we just purchased a small ceiling medallion to cover the large hole! We spray painted the white plastic to match the pendant. And voila! New lights! I’m so excited we were able to get this done. The bulkhead had no purpose before and my husband and I like a lot of light in the kitchen when cooking.

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 5

My husband has also been tirelessly working on painting the trim in other rooms, and this room is next!! I will be happy to get my white trim to match everything in this room.

Kitchen Makeover Progress: ORC Week 3 6

And there it is my friends! My kitchen so far. I was able to clean up a bit and we put the drawers in, but need to get the doors on yet. The colors are so much better and I’m actually not hating the countertop as much as I did! Not that it’s going to stay forever, but now I am thinking I want some darker colored butcher block countertop to go with my white cabinets (when the budget allows of course).

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    Susie Mertl
    April 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Oh Kristen! I adore your kitchen layout —and love the colors! It’s going to be so awesome! Looking forward to next week already! Xo Susie from The Chelsea Project

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much Susie! I am ready to be at the end already!

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    April 19, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    It is looking so fresh and bright! I love the pendant lights you have chosen. So pretty!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you Maureen! They are fun to have and really give that spot meaning now.

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    Nancy @ Slightly Coastal
    April 19, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Okay, holy moly! I can’t believe the difference in the room already and you for sure are going to hands down win the prize for tidiest home improvement. I’m kinda obsessed with the contrast of light and dark right now so the lights and the white cabinets have me all heart eyes.



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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      HA! I’m glad you think we are tidy! The mess was driving me nuts! Thank you so much for your kind words Nancy 🙂

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    April 20, 2017 at 7:32 am

    wow! you guys have made a ton of progress and it is looking great!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you Cassie! We pretty much worked nonstop on this part to make sure we got it done.

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    April 20, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Nice work ladies! Wow I’m loving the white kitchen!

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    Sue Purdy
    April 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Looks fabulous and how sweet is your dad to do your electrical work!!! Love it. I cannot wait to see this kitchen’s final reveal. It’s looking so great so far.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Sue! So happy you are following along with us 🙂

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    April 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Wow! The before and after on this is going to be so impressive! It’s already so bright and happy!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Oh I can’t wait to take all those finished pictures and show from beginning to end! Thank you Emy!

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    April 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This looks so much brighter and cleaner! Great job, can’t wait for the reveal!

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    Carol ("Mimi")
    April 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Wow! So much fabulous work going on. Your kitchen is already beginning to have a new life. It’s going to be great!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    April 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    It looks SO good! Like a brandnew room! Love the lights and you’re so lucky your dad could install them! 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Oh goodness, I have been very lucky with the help I have gotten. Doing a home makeover while 7 months pregnant isn’t very easy!

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    April 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    It’s come a long way already! Everything is so much brighter now!

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    April 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Wow! That is a huge difference! Love the lights.

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    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    April 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    What an amazing difference from how it all began! The lighting is perfect.

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    April 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Great progress! Love the colors and pendant lights! Jealous-I did an electrician in the family!

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    April 25, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Wow Kristen, it looks so different already. I can’t believe how the paint changed everything around and those lights, to die for.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Michelle 🙂 I’m loving the new lighting too

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    April 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Your kitchen is looking completely different. I love the wall color and the pendant lights and the cabinets are amazing. Love it all.

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    [email protected]
    April 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Your kitchen is looking great. Love your new light fixtures!

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    May 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I had the same problem with replacing the knobs on our drawers. I will be using your tip for the hinges. I know that ours are old as well…love your kitchen so far. Excited for the final reveal:)

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    May 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    You guys are doing a fantastic job, can’t wait to see the end results. I know it will be rocking…

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