One Room Challenge

Kitchen Makeover One Room Challenge Week 4

Well, here we are…Kitchen Makeover One Room Challenge Week 4. If this is your first time visiting, I’m so happy you are here. You can check out week 1, week 2 and week 3. Things have finally started happening around here this week.

My paint arrived so I started painting the black on the lower cabinets.  I decided that it was best to finish it one section/color at a time. We are loving it so far and can’t wait to see all of the colors come together. Before I started I did mix all of the paint jars in one bucket.  They come in 8 oz jars but I mix to ensure all of the color is even.

ORC Week 4 Mixing Paint

ORC Week 4 Black Painted Cabinets

After I started painting I realized that I will be painting every surface in this room before the big reveal…yikes.  Good thing I am a fast painter but seriously, even for a fast painter, that is a lot!!

My awesome husband has most of the planks done on the walls.  I promise, after the reveal I will do a plank wall post because there are lots of tips to share.  Here is a peek at what it is looking like.

ORC Week 4 Planked Walls

ORC Week 4 Plank walls

I had to make the executive decision to scratch the island dream…for now anyways. My husband is so busy right now with his real job he just doesn’t have time for another project. The plank wall has used up his extra hours. I will recover the seats on the kitchen chairs instead. Now to decide on fabric…when will I find the time?!

I hope you are enjoying all of the other awesome rooms being linked up at Calling It Home. Share with me what is inspiring you most. Maybe you are ready to do a kitchen makeover, or a bathroom, maybe a bedroom. If you decide to tackle a new project be sure to share it with me, I love to hear/read about it!

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22 Comments

  1. I love that you’re painting your lower cabinets black, and the plank wall is looking amazing!!! Such a big project – I’m super impressed at how much work you’ve done!!! I’m excited to see the finished product 🙂

  2. I am completely inspired! The island will come in time. Tell your husband many woman wish they had a husband who knew how to do things like this :).

    1. I am very blessed with all of his skills for sure Linda!

  3. Looks like you are making amazing progress – love the plank walls – they add so much character to the space! Where are your pulls from?

    1. I am getting the pulls from Hickory Hardware. I’m really excited to see them against the black!

  4. LOVE the black!!! Can’t wait to see them with that fab hardware! And the plank wall will be a lovely addition to it all! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

  5. Lindsay Benning says:

    I LOVE the plank wall! I am hoping to do something similar in one of the rooms in my house! I would love the tutorial!

  6. I am loving how your kitchen looks with the black cabinets on the bottom!! Absolutely beautiful with your countertops. I’m excited to see your big reveal! Good luck with all your painting 🙂

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You have been really busy and doing a great job,moving right along. It will be exciting to see the end result. Love that plank wall.

  8. The planked wall is gorgeous, and I love the black cabinets! It’s going to look beautiful when you get the hardware installed. Looking forward to seeing it come together!

  9. Wow, I am loving your soon to be new and improved kitchen! Those plank walls are so cool! Kitchens are hug projects to take on and I just don’t think I could do it You should definitely join us tomorrow for Pretty Pintastic Party, where every post gets pinned! Let’s do this! Sarah, Sarah Sofia Productions

  10. You are doing such a great job. I love the plank wall! It looks amazing. I cannot wait to see the finished kitchen in a couple weeks.

  11. Love the dramatic change you’re going for with your cabinets! You were smart to pick a darker color for your cabinets–I bet the coverage will be better and make your painting lots faster. I just went from cream with an antique finish to bright white, and that took forever!

    The plank wall is just spectacular! I’m seriously evaluating every wall in my house to see where I could stick one. 🙂 Looking forward to your reveal!

    1. It is amazing how hard it is to paint with white! I will be painting all the planks white…wish me luck 🙂

  12. Aaaaahhh! Those plank walls are already looking wonderful in your kitchen!!! Can’t wait!

  13. I’m so going to need your tutorial on the planks! We are planking our kitchen too! You’ve done a ton! Can’t wait for more!

    1. Thanks Summer, it was harder than I had thought! Thankful for a husband who can cut so many angles.

  14. I’m very interested in your kitchen makeover! We bought a house last July and I am in the process of planning a kitchen makeover. Mostly I would like to repaint my cabinets. They are currently a dark wood. I’m thinking of an antique white distressed to have a bit of the dark show through. I would love any advice, tips or suggestions! My husband and sons aren’t sure paint is the way to go but I really don’t like the darker wood look and can’t afford to replace them! I know chalk paint can be expensive. Is there any other variety you would suggest? Also, do the cabinets need to be pulled out to paint them?

    1. Men are rarely sure of painted cabinets, LOL! Even though the chalk paint seems expensive most paints are these days and when you consider the total makeover you may have to spend $150 on paint and supplies which is a drop in the bucket compared to paying someone else to do it. Painting cabinets is time consuming because of door removal and the inconvenience it puts on the family/meals but if you really do hate the cabinets, painting can make a huge difference if done correct. Here are some other post I’ve written that should help you as well. AND no, you do not remove the cabinets!

      https://athomewiththebarkers.com/glazed-kitchen-cabinets/
      https://athomewiththebarkers.com/painted-kitchen-cabinets/
      https://athomewiththebarkers.com/glazing-mdf-versus-real-wood/

  15. Barbara Bussey says:

    I love the plank wall and look forward to seeing how you finish it!

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