I’m stopping by to tell you the very exciting news that thanks to a quick poll on Facebook, I’ll be giving our kitchen a LONG overdue makeover for this edition of the One Room Challenge!!
Check out this beauty when we moved here…
…and after I painted the cabinets BM White Dove – that made a huge difference and we’ve lived with it like this for 8.5 years.
We are grateful to have this house and this functional kitchen. It’s not horrible, but all the old appliances are slowly dying, and if you’ve been around here long enough you already know how I feel about those baloney colored countertops!!!
I used the kitchen table space for this little seating area that we love and use all the time, so that will stay put.
The rest of the kitchen will get some much needed TLC.
This is NOT the major makeover we had planned when we bought this house, the vision I have talked about endlessly on this blog, and the dream TWO kitchen designers have drawn up plans for. NOPE!! Instead we are going the route of a DIY-TO-DREAMY kitchen makeover!!
DIY cabinet modification
DIY range hood
A SASSY NEW ATTITUDE!
I’ve got a lot of ideas, a two-kids-in-college-budget, and questionable sanity, so this should be mighty fun!!
THE ONE BIG WILD CARD…
Our flooring, which will affect not only the kitchen but our whole first floor. Our kitchen currently sports faux-wood vinyl sheet flooring that is on top of a plywood underlayment that is on top of an 80s vinyl sheet flooring that is on top of a subfloor. Did you follow that?? TWO sets of vinyl flooring and underlayment that all needs to be cut out with a circular saw. Our adjoining foyer boasts some sweet 80s tile, and the surrounding family room, living room and dining room all have worn out hardwoods.
So far I’ve been shot down by TWO flooring pros who would rather poke their eyeballs out than remove our kitchen and foyer floors, install new hardwoods, sand the other rooms and stain and finish them all into the glorious floors of my dreams. Two professionals who don’t want that job because it is SO BAD! So what’s a sister to do? I hate to say it but the answer to that might be DIY – say a prayer for me that I’ll be able to con some angel floorer into that part of this One Room Challenge!!
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a room makeover in all my years and cannot wait to show you the plan next week, and some progress of what DIYs I’ve put into motion this week!
Farewell baloney countertops!! ??????
Check out all the guest participants’ projects for this round of the One Room Challenge, created and hosted by Linda Weinstein and media partner Better Homes & Gardens!
Best wishes to my comrades for this lightning fast six week challenge, and thanks to you for following along on this DIY kitchen makeover!
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