One of the easiest ways to transform a room is with paint and that is certainly true! This is the Timeless Kitchen Reno – Painting Week!
My finger has a huge callous on it and I believe my hand is slowly freezing into the shape of a brush holding hand.
Ceilings scraped, primed and then painted.
Walls repaired, primed, painted with two coats.
Cabinets cleaned with TSP, primed and painted twice – and I’m still not finished.
23 doors are left as well as a second coat on all cabinet surfaces, but boy oh boy! I am loving the change of color! Here’s what we accomplished this week.
Timeless Farmhouse Kitchen Reno –
First off – that ceiling was so much easier than expected and I love how clean and smooth it looks! This will be happening in many other rooms of my house – that’s for sure!
The ceilings aren’t perfect, but it’s an almost 40 year old house – and it’s a bit wonky here and there, so the ceilings match.
And as I’ve said many times, I’m not a fan of my counters, but I can now live with them now that the avocado green is gone.
The lighter flecks of cream now jump out from the granite with the warm greige color.
We also installed a sheet of luan to get ready to install our shiplap backsplash.
We know that we are going to be replacing our counters one day, so I didn’t want to tile over this granite only to risk it being damaged.
So the shiplap backsplash is a perfect temporary fix until we can afford the new counters and tile.
And see those strips of blue painter’s tape? We left those in place to help us know where the studs are when we install the backsplash this week.
We found out our sink is on backorder, so that will be one of the last things we install, but I think it will make this kitchen look so much brighter.
We are also planning on covering our dishwasher and stove this next week with stainless steel wrap to have it match our refrigerator.
We also installed our range hood today!
This was a deal from Amazon Warehouse. It was half off the list price!
Notice the dents?
Well, once we cover this to create a built in hood – you won’t even see them!
So I’m off to continue working on the doors.
To be quite honest, I’m not doing well with all the clutter. I can handle dirt and dust, but disorganization unhinges me.
As you can tell, all of the contents of my cabinets are empty (with the exception of my pots and pans). So that means every other room in my house is a complete disaster and I don’t have a clean room to go and relax in.
By hurrying up to finish these cabinets, I hope to put everything back in it’s place soon so I can at least feel somewhat normal again!
Now for the fun part – let’s see how much is left to do!
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 (this is up for discussion and may not happen)
- 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
- Install Shiplap Backsplash
- Add Woven Blinds
- Replace Light Fixture
- Replace Hardware
- Create an eat-in nook with table, chairs, blinds, curtains.
This next week, we hope to cover our appliances, frame around the vent hood, and get the trim and backsplash installed.
But not until all this painting is finished! We’re in the home stretch!
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