Kitchen Makeover Plans


Have you heard of the One Room Challenge? Linda from Calling it Home host an amazing event where 20 bloggers are challenged to complete a one room makeover in 6 weeks. There is a weekly link for participants that I will be participating in and I will have that link in each post. That way you can see how everyone is coming along. I have decided to join in and do a kitchen makeover. I have been really dreaming of changing my kitchen for a while and I think this is the kick in the pants I am looking for.


Each Thursday starting today through May 7th (the final reveal) I will be sharing my progress.  Today I am going to share with you my kitchen makeover plans. If you are new here, welcome! I’d love to have you leave your email address so I can send you all my new post straight to your inbox, it’s free! Also, if you are a blogger and you are participating leave a little note saying hey.

Ray and I have been talking about ideas for our kitchen makeover and lots of those ideas include a big budget. Well, we don’t have a big budget so we came up with a different plan that will work for our family and look great.  I will admit, we were on the verge of going Chip and Joanna Gaines and busting out a wall but in the end we laid down our tools and came up with these new kitchen makeover plans.

Let’s take a look at the kitchen now. It’s still pretty I think and my glazed cabinets get the most comments and email questions of any post on my blog BUT I have had them this way for over 7 years and I am ready for a change.

Choosing Fabric for Kitchen

Kitchen Makeover Full cabinet

Kitchen Makeover New Paint

The only change really in 7 years was painting the wall mindful grey.  They were hopsack.

Kitchen Makeove Hopsack and Mindful Grey

Kitchen Makeover During Paint

All of the details haven’t been worked out, mostly because I am a work as I go girl but I have decided on most of it.

Kitchen Makeover Plans:

Painted cabinets – two toned, black on the bottom, white on the top

New Cabinet Hardware

Replace table with an island

Wall treatment- maybe wood panels 🙂

New light fixture

Some organized/functional under cabinet space

I am so excited and nervous…Spring is a very busy time around here with all things unrelated to DIY and home decor that I will have to be very good with my time.  If you would like to follow along on Instagram I will be sharing things during the week there before the posts go live each Thursday. To get all my blog post updates, add your email to my “first to see” list and I will notify you as soon as a new post goes live.






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  1. I want to do exactly what you’ve done to my cabinets. Cabinets a cool white/soft gray. Island black.

  2. You have a beautiful space to begin with so I’m sure all the zhush-ing up will make it even more so! Good luck!

  3. I think it all sounds great,and i can’t wait to see it happening. Happy Easter Sonya.

  4. what a lovely kitchen space you’re beginning with … lucky you! I love a tuxedo kitchen and am planning a modified one myself in this challenge. eager to see your plans for the fridge!

  5. i so wanted to do my kitchen for this round of the ORC but just didn’t have the time….i absolutely love watching the kitchen transformations unfold…your plan sounds great, i am excited to follow along! xoxo

  6. It’s a beautiful kitchen already, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Spring really is so busy, I’m also wondering how I am going to get this all done. So fun though! : )

  7. First of all- great job picking such a beautiful gray color- there are so many – its mind boggling. I have to agree with others- you have a great space to begin with- but your game plan is about to push this kitchen into another level… Love your ideas, can’t wait to see the transformation…

  8. LOOOOOVE the idea of two-toned cabinets! Can’t wait to follow along and see how this all comes together!

  9. Your kitchen is already gorgeous! I can’t wait to see where you go with it over the next 6 weeks!

  10. Your kitchen is quite pretty now! i just did a mini remodel of my own using the two tone effect; cherry wood lowers with soft white uppers and LOVE it! i think your light fixture is very pretty btw! what are you thinking for hardware? looks like oil rubbed bronze now?

  11. Thanks Debbie! I’m ready to get started painting the cabinets but since I’m hosting Easter lunch I can’t make a mess just yet.

  12. I can totally relate with you on the “figure it out as you go” type! Your plans sound great. Looking forward to watching them evolve.

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