Morning! Welcome back to week 4 of my One Room Challenge update. If you want to catch up on where this room started, you can find all the details in these post: Week One, Week Two and Week Three. Things are moving along, but definitely feeling the pressure a bit. As you will see from some of the pictures, we are tackling some projects in the evenings after kids are asleep just to stay on track. So let's jump to it!
This window is the focal point of the kitchen, so I wanted to beef it up a bit. There's not a whole lot of room between the window and cabinets, but we were able to add a small piece of trim which really gave it a more of a finished look. These trim boards were then caulked, wood filled, primed and painted.
When we demoed the backsplash the drywall came off with the tile, which is expected. So new sheetrock went in.
And finally the backsplash. When we first started thinking about redoing this kitchen I originally wanted to do 2x8 white subway tile in a herringbone pattern. But the more I looked at the amount of backsplash we were working with and all the outlets, etc. to work around, it became apparent that going with the classic 3x6 in a horizontal pattern was best. I just felt like it wasn't enough space to really create a herringbone pattern. And my installer (aka my husband) was trilled as well, since this pattern is much easier to install.
The grout is still wet in these pictures, so it's darker then the finished color. The true color is a very, very light gray, so the backsplash has a more all white look.
And just to review...here is my plan for this space and what we have completed thus far:
paint the cabinets - Benjamin Moore Simply White paint the walls - PPG Palomino Gray replace hardware with gold pulls new cabinet hinges and new drawer rollers new electric outlets replace the backsplash replace outlet covers trim out the window
- replace the blinds with a roman shade
- under cabinet lighting
- move light above the sink to the wall
- new light above the sink
- replace light in breakfast room
- maybes - new faucet,
new barstoolsand chairs for breakfast area
Thanks for following along. We are getting so close!