New Pair of Wings~Kitchen Family Room Update~One Room Challenge Fall 2020~Weeks 6-8

Kitchen makeover reveal!

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Hello there! Its week 8 and of course I’m late! The wonderful and compassionate leader creator and organizer of the One Room Challenge gave us an extra 2 weeks to finish our projects and boy did we need it!

White on white, adds a fresh super light bright backdrop to these rooms!

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We just finished painting Friday night, got the doors rehung yesterday morning and putting the new knobs and pulls on yesterday afternoon, followed by a blitz of cleaning and styling this morning.

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So much beautiful light!

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Its been a rough 8 weeks. Everything took way longer than we thought it would and emotionally and physically its been a lot of wear and tear on us two old ladies.

Last week was the 9th anniversary of my dad’s passing and the seasonal grief has been tough this year. Physically its been exhausting. Early mornings and working till dark every day. We’ve both had some meltdowns and tears in our beds at night, but we both soldiered through and it really is a beautiful makeover! Mum loves it, but she says she’s relieved its done! And so am I!

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Board and batten added a much needed statement!

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The kitchen does feel so much bigger and brighter now! Its like walking into a brand new space! The board and batten in the family room makes such a big statement. We noticed it right away before anything else was done, that the rooms both felt taller and wider with just that detail. The kitchen being the heart of our home, the whole house has taken on a fresh new personality!

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Using large white tiles gave us a clean updated look without the big price tag that comes with solid surface counters.

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We debated over whether to add color to the cabinets, but the more I looked for inspiration the more I was convinced that white on white was the best way to go for us.

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Our pretty and already owned light blue rugs look new in the fresh white kitchen!

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I love how the light blue rugs, and our old khaki sofa both look prettier and more vivid with the white background. And we can go any color direction we want to in the future, because the white will love anything we use with it!

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Our gorgeous, deep, new stainless steel sink!

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We’ve had the brushed nickel knobs and pulls for 5+ years so it was beyond time to put them on! We love how they go with our canisters and the gorgeous new stainless steel sink! The new sink is about 4 inches deeper than our old one and we’re loving it!

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New nickel pulls and knobs, like jewelry for the kitchen.

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There’s more that I wanted to do in the family room, but there will be time for finishing touches in there later. And of course I wanted to wallpaper and board and batten in our entryway, but thats another story for a later time. Hopefully not too much later, but we need some time to rest and get our weekly routine back.

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There’s so much more that I want to do in the family room, but those are projects for another day.

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I was thinking about this the other day, our little Toby was 4 months old on Nov 27th. That means that a full half of his life has been spent in rehab, kitchen rehab, but I’m sure the stress we’ve been feeling and the house being upside down hasn’t been as much fun as a little dachsund puppy might want in his life. I’m hoping we can spend a little extra quality time with him now and really cherish him.

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Our little puppy Toby was 4 months old last week.

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You can probably tell from the tone of this post that I’m feeling tired and a little deflated. Even so, the kitchen makeover is done and it turned out beautifully, even better than I imagined, and I’m looking forward to walking into it every morning for my cup of tea and a chat with mum. Speaking of mum, she really worked so, so hard and did some amazing things on this one! I love her so much and I’m so grateful for her!

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So in love with the new, classic details, of white on white and board and batten.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Linda the amazingly generous creator of the One Room Challenge and the official media sponsor of the ORC Better Homes and Gardens! I am so very happy and grateful to be able to be a guest participant of the ORC! Please go see the other projects and enjoy the beautiful creativity and talent that the One Room Challenge gifts us with 2 times each year!

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Ivory paint and old tile kitchen before.

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Before board and batten….

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We are so thankful for you all for being here and following along on our DIY adventures. Its been so much fun sharing this one with you! Please stay safe and be good!

Much love from mum and M, oxo

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One Room Challenge Guest Participant.

6 thoughts on “New Pair of Wings~Kitchen Family Room Update~One Room Challenge Fall 2020~Weeks 6-8

  1. Marianne—this came out so beautifully! What a lot of hard work! I just know you will enjoy being in this fresh “new” space! Congratulations!!

  2. Oh my gosh, Marianne, it’s gorgeous and the board and batten wall is icing on the cake!

  3. Marianne, you should be so proud of what you and Mum have accomplished here! I know it must’ve been exhausting and emotionally draining, especially with the loss of your dad a year ago. Bravo on a superb job with this! Enjoy your cup of tea now!

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