Here we are at the ORC week 4 – and I hardly feel like I got anything accomplished this week.
I thought I would be finished with painting the cabinets by now, but when you have 23 doors – it’s never as quick as you think it will be.
Plus – our house was a rental home before we purchased it, so the cabinet doors needed an extra bit of scrubbing.
But I did cross off a few items from the Timeless Farmhouse Kitchen Reno To Do List!
Like the vent hood! We finally built a cover to hide our scratch and dent vent hood.
I can’t wait to see it all together once the cabinet doors are put back on!
This week, we also installed the shiplap backsplash.
We still have to trim out around it and give it one last coat of paint before we finish, but I am loving all the clean lines!
And guess what?!
The previous owners left all their paint for us, and there was an entire gallon of trim paint in Simply White by Sherwin Williams – so we didn’t need to purchase the paint for the trim or backsplash.
And speaking of trim – we finally updated the trim around the doors and windows with farmhouse trim.
I love this updated look!
I opted to keep the lower trim under the sill – it was a small cost savings and I love the angled look against the square edges.
I’ve also installed trim above the baseboards to create the appearance that they are larger.
I plant to paint it all white and hopefully it will look intentional.
Our hardwoods must have been a later install, because they didn’t remove any baseboards. So all across our home, my baseboards look so small.
This is my first time trying this trick, but I’ve seen lots of tutorials on the web.
One other fun addition is this pull out drawer.
We have a naughty puppy that continues to get into our trash, so we needed a solution to hide our trash away.
Once our doors are back on, our garbage can will be out of sight!
This week didn’t look like much progress. However, we did complete lots of necessary things – like caulking the trim and filling nail holes.
I did get a chance to start lining my lower cabinets with foam cabinet liner and was able to start putting a few things back in place.
That made me VERY happy – indeed!
Not too bad for the ORC – week 4! But let’s see our To Do list and find out how we’re doing!
Timeless Farmhouse Kitchen
Renovation on a Budget Plans
Remove Kitchen Island Remove Dated Trim Demo Travertine Tile Backsplash Scrape Popcorn Ceilings Replace Microwave with Vent Hood Frame Around Vent Hood
- Frame in Refrigerator (we are still discussing this option)
Updated Farmhouse Trim and Support Beam
- Add Faux Stainless Steel to Stove and Dishwasher fronts
- Remove Dated Sink and Replace with Apronfront Sink
- Paint Kitchen Cabinets (only the doors are left)
Install Shiplap Backsplash
- Add Woven Blinds
- Replace Light Fixture
- Replace Hardware
- Create an eat-in nook with table, chairs and blinds.
I think we’re right on track. Week Five will be filled with finishing the doors and hanging them, installing the woven blinds, wrapping the appliances with faux stainless steel, and hopefully installing the kitchen sink.
The sink is on backorder, so I hope it arrives soon!
The next two weeks will be full of all the fun details, so be sure to follow along so you don’t miss a thing! I’ll be sharing lot’s of behind the scenes on my instagram page as well.
And head over to the One Room Challenge to see all the other participants. That’s my favorite part!