Thursday, October 20, 2016

One Room Challenge Fall 2016 ~ Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of One Room Challenge Fall 2016! Can't believe we are half way through six weeks timeline!! After sharing with you the before kitchen and my design plan in the last couple of weeks, today I am happy to share the progress we have accomplished so far (but super nervous with so much more still to do).


Even without any other changes in the kitchen, a fresh coat of white on the espresso cabinets will completely transform the space.  While the doors are sprayed professionally, the gables and the island need to be painted on site.  With the help of Para Paints, I am adding Sophistication, literally with P5220-14D, to the kitchen.


All hands on deck is what I would say with client priming and sanding the island and Chris painting  the gables.  I was busy taping, painting, and taking snapshots of course.  If you are tackling a similar makeover at home, primed once and two coats of color of your choice is all you need to take your kitchen to a whole new level.


Now that the gables and the island are under control, I am super excited to see the sprayed doors being done (you are the best Tim!) and the sleek + top quality hardware from Lew's Hardware available at Upper Canada Specialty Hardware is here!  Can't wait to see the doors popped back on and hardware installed this week.


The BRIZO delivery arrived last week and without any delay, this elegant Solna kitchen faucet is installed and what a transformation! The faucet is the jewelry of the kitchen and just like the accessory to your perfect outfit, Solna takes a kitchen from standard to standout!  


Now here is the part that gets me nervous, my To-Do list for the coming weeks:
  • custom cabinet order is finally in but the material I previously selected is no longer available.  The next best alternative is picked but it's a super rush order to meet our deadline
  • pair of sconces to arrive and subway tiles to install as backsplash + feature wall 
  • pendant / roman blind to install at breakfast nook (we have got to order the marble table from UpCountry ... fingers crossed it's in stock)
  • sourcing artwork and accessories

It's time to take a deep breath but don't you think this kitchen is looking a million times better already even with the mess? And yes, the Palmerston stools from Coolican & Co are here too!  You will see more of them in the next couple of weeks.

See you all in Week 4 of #ORC and in the meantime, check out the #ORC progress of my dear friends, Vanessa of Vanessa Francis Design, Sarah of The Curated house, and Nancy of Marcus Design.


#ORC: week 1 / week 2 

18 comments:

  1. the cabinets are looking great and i love the hardware you chose!

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    1. Thanks so much Cassie! The bar series from Lew's is to die for!

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  2. I love the team effort! And the white, too, of course!

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    1. Maybe you need to join the painting party Jordana!

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  3. Looking good, Tim! Love seeing it all come together.

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    1. xoxo Christine! time to redo yours?

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  4. I love that you all pitched in! Painting the cabinetry white makes all the difference in the world. It will come together, not to worry! Can't wait for the reveal!

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    1. Absolutely and love that we both are doing a brown kitchen makeover!

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  5. LOVING that hardware!! Awesome progress on the ORC - can I get some of your energy to help me complete the next 3 weeks? CAN.NOT wait to see the reveal!

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    1. sending you lots of energy too! so much more to do but we both will make it to Week 6! #ORC rocks!

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  6. TIM! Go team this is so amazing! The white is so much better and the hardware is edible :) This is going amazing and I can't wait to see the finished project. Kudos to you and Vanessa for doing kitchens, that is a big job! And brown kitchens too :) So awesome. Thank you again for being such an amazing friend and giving me a shout out. Have an amazing weekend Tim xox

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    1. absolutely! couldn't have done it without Chris and the client's help! she has been running around to get everything we need to cross the finishing line in 3 short weeks!

      love your bathroom and wish you could redo mine!

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  7. Tim, I miss your writing! Everything comes together nicely and good progress!

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  8. Nice!!!! Can't wait to see nice week's update :)

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    1. come back next week for more shell!

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  9. It is already looking really cool!! White is always so classic yet trendy! Can't wait to see the final outcome ! Good job Tim !

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  10. I need a kitchen remake like this to organize all my wine glasses lol. Love the simplicity of the kitchen!

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