I know we already gave you a quick run down over here about some of the kitchen sprucing we have been doing but I really wanted to bring it all back into focus for you guys (and mostly myself) of where we currently are and where we are going.
1. Paint colors:
Top half of the walls: Mesa Tan (it looks way oranger than this in some light)
Trim/Belly Band: Java (love this color!)
Bottom Paneling and Cabinets: Casa Blanca
All are from Sherwin Williams- although we have since switched to Behr products and so the interior of the cabinets will be painted in Behr matched to Sherwin’s color
2. Vinyl Self Stick Floor Tiles:
Cryntel Tiles from Lowes: at .25 a square foot you can’t beat that!
3. Ikea Pragel Countertops in Walnut:
We thought it would look super cheesy from the photo above but it looks awesome in person. A less expensive, way less maintenance option to butcher block!
4. Ginger Mini Brick Mosaic:
Got these for on clearance for $1.23 a sq foot! If you love them regardless of the price they came out with a slightly thicker version this year here.
5. Ikea Lack Shelves:
For between the window and stove….something like this:
Thanks for the inspiration LovelyDesign!
6. Littleton Fan at Home Depot:
$26 and a bit of spray paint turns out something quite like this. The living room already has one finished.
7. Add a Hampton Bay Palm Beach Light Kit from Home Depot:
Normally $40 but I found 2 on clearance for $10 a piece! Score. Even at full price though $66 is a great day for a fan as pretty as these turn out.
You do have to break off and drill out the ring in the bottom of the fan light kit cap to get the new light kit to work on these. But I broke it off and took it to the guys at Home Depot and they drilled it out for me. Take away point…make friends with the Home Depot dudes….they have tools.
8. Stainless Steel Double Basin Sink
A gift sink from our friends Pete and Dorris. Can’t wait to get rid of the nasty yellow chipped sink we have! Plus this sink is deeper than our current sink so that combined with the dishwasher should greatly help with the dishes issues.
I took some time and broke down everything we are working towards in the kitchen in a giant to do list we can share and cross off as we go…..I’ll admit I stole this idea from Young House Love because its super smart and helpful.
We’ll post links to the posts from the corresponding to do’s as they are crossed off.
Here’s our current kitchen to do list:
Stage 1 (preventing flooring from going in)
Dishwasher End Panel:
Cut open cabinet, install dishwasher end panel supports
Create end panel, fill nail holes, cut hole in panel for dishwasher cord
Sand end panel
Attach end panel, fill nail holes, sand again
Prime end panel
Caulk end panel?
Remove, sand and prime cabinet doors
Empty cabinets and remove shelves
Remove, sand and prime drawers
Vacuum and clean interior thoroughly
Sand and wipe down interior
Paint interior with Behr All In One
Paint and replace shelves (stage 1) install pull out shelves? (stage 2)
Spray paint handles
Replace cabinet doors (after painting) with new hardware
Install drawer glides, reinstall drawers, replace hardware
Finish prepping the trim
Prime the trim
Spray trim brown (name?)
Insert dishwasher, hook up electrical, drain and water lines to dishwasher
Disconnect sink plumbing
Cut and replace countertop
Install new sink
Tie dishwasher into plumbing
Reconnect sink plumbing
Test dishwasher then connect to countertop
Remove floor tiles around perimeter of room
Remove center floor tiles
Empty and move cabinets into living room
Move refrigerator, stove and table into living room
Lay vinyl tiles
Prime shoe molding
Install shoe molding
Replace refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets
Stage 2 (after flooring has gone in/painting done)
Remove belly band trim behind countertops
Install backer board
Install mosaic tile
Mount microwave above stove or build in to center open cabinets?
Install hood vent
Purchase Home Depot Fan
Spray paint fan
Install light kit
Install open shelving next to sink
Build spice rack/baking storage for behind door
Build hanging gutter herb planters for window
Build pallet breakfast nook?
Install shelves above windows for high level storage?
Make menu chalkboard for cabinets
Make old window wipe off to-do lists
Make grocery list wipe off list
Spray paint dishwasher front panel–if it needs it?
Whew! The list could look a lot shorter if we lumped everything together…..but that’s not how we actually get things done and its totally unsatisfying to work on a project and not be able to cross anything off.