Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week 6

 Today is the final week and reveal day for the One Room Challenge! Wow, that went quick. All the bloggers listed below have been working hard on their spaces. They all turned out beautifully and are unique in their own way. Be sure to pop over to the blogs below for all the fabulousness!!

Here's the scoop on my room, it is not finished up yet - whomp, whomp..... I signed on for this challenge before I knew I was going to be out of town and off to NYC for a week. I really wanted to finish the space up for not only this challenge but for myself. I have learned that maybe I shouldn't have taken on the challenge while trying to renovate an entire home and while working full time. I promise I'll share the room (and entire house) when it is finished!! I've made some real progress but over the six week span other rooms in my home and areas of my life (like being a good Mommy, girlfriend and owner of a thriving business) needed to take priority! I have however shared the progress that has been made in the kitchen! (see pictures)..
The outdated + scary kitchen before
Here's a peek at the stone and fabrication company I use - so many choices!
I purchased this slab of Carrara marble for the counter tops. I'm having it honed. Now I need to pick the faucet. I'm having trouble settling on one. 
And the "now" picture. 

Yes, it's a construction site but it has come a long way. A HUGE thank you to my father for completing the work for me. He's been amazing. Now I just have to find a way to thank him!! Also, thank you to my sweet boyfriend for completing all the messy demo work in the house! (I've also had the bathroom(s) renovated)

Here's what I've done so far on the kitch...I had a new window installed and the old cabinet boxes are repainted. This is a great way to update a kitchen but also save some cash. I had the deep slate colored tile floor installed. I'm selecting a back splash tile this weekend and have also purchased a new stainless stove. (I need to select a new fridge)  My electrician installed recessed and under-cabinet lighting and I am going to select a pendant for over the sink. (I have it narrowed down to a few - I'll share those pictures next week). 
My Dad made and installed the moulding and he's custom making all new cabinet door fronts. I'm ordering a glass front door for over the cabinet with the green interior. I plan to house my white dishes and glasses there. I used the color Swiss Chard by Clark+Kensington as the accent color. It is a shade from their new paint deck. All the new colors will hit most ACE stores during the Spring of 2014. I'll be sure to share more progress shots of the kitchen and my final reveal over the next month or two!! Again, my apologies that the living room isn't finished up...

Here's a small update on the living room: I ordered these wheat sconces for over the mantel. I love them! Find them here.  In all honesty, I need to finish the kitchen so I can move in. Most of my energy and cash is going towards that! Cheers for now, off to a client meeting!! xx

14 comments:

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That is a HUGE project! Hang in there....it will be gorgeous. The slab looks like ours.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

And that's life. I already love your kitchen and can't wait to see everything come together!

Jessie said...

The marble slab looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished project!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

SHERRY HART said...

Julie...It will be worth it so no worries....Too big of a job for the ORC:)

Kate said...

I did a very similar kitchen update last spring and love love love it. I used un-lacquered brass pulls and honed carrera counters. My wall cabinets are painted BM White Dove, and the island is F&B Downpipe. For my faucets I used the Rohl single hole C-Spout style in Polished Nickel although I was really leaning towards the brass from Watermark. Backsplash is hand moulded Waterworks subway tile in a creamy white. LOVE IT ALL.
The one thing that I have been unable to figure out though is the under cabinet lighting. Can you share some more stylish options?

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Well sometimes life throws us some curve balls, sometimes a whole lot of curve balls. Hang in there, you will finish the space and it will look gorgeous. Be sure to update us all with the final reveal when you are ready!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

376It's obviously going to be gorgeous!!! Hang in! Now I can't wait to see it ;-)

Anonymous said...

I also have these wheat sconces, and I adore them! They're in my dining room, natch. Good luck on your continuing updates.

Dee said...

Can't wait for the big reveal. So far it seems like it will be great!

dee@delolovesdesign.com

Tiffany said...

I bet it will be amazing when you do finish it. As a mother of two who also works I can totally relate:)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

It's going to be beautiful! LOVE those wheat sconces (and pretty much everything at High Street Market).... posted about them awhile back. Can't wait to see your finished spaces.

WallpaperInk said...

Looks great.

Is that real marble, or marble effect?

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I truly appreciate your positive thoughts and kind comments!! Thank you!!

xx,
Julie

Melkorka said...

amazing transformation! I love all your choices, the lighting the dark floor, the counter-tops & the crown molding- I can't wait to see the finished product!

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