Eep! Only one week left for the One Room Challenge and I still have so much to do on my kitchen! Totally worth it to have a week off in Mexico, though.
I wish I could say that I’ve made lots of progress since I got back on Sunday, but that would be a lie. While I was gone we got new carpet installed in our bedrooms so we decided it would be worthwhile to install the quarter round in those rooms before doing anything more in the kitchen. I’m glad we did because it really looks fantastic! I never thought I’d be so excited about carpet, but I’ve been living with crappy vinyl tile and subfloor in places for the past 6 months, so it makes a HUGE difference.
What we have accomplished since my last post is painting where the mini shelves on the island used to be and installing our new ceiling light: the Ampere Moonraker LED flush mount from Costco. My husband installed one at a job he was doing and said it was really good quality and value, plus I liked the look of it- score! It’s not often we tick all of those boxes!
[bonus points if you can spot our friendly kitchen spider. Easily identified by the white and green specks. Serves him right for hanging out in the corner where I was trying to paint!]
Painting the spot where the mini shelves used to be was a big job too, and it’s looking like it will take many coats to cover it- I’m at 4 and counting right now!
I’m hoping that I’ll get a ton of work done this weekend. If not, oh well… the whole point of participating in the ORC was to give myself a kick in the pants to get started, so I’m not going to stress out too much if it’s not 100% done. We also just found out that the flooring we ordered won’t be in until May 16 so that for sure won’t be done in time, which is too bad since it will have the most impact.
The major thing I want to get done next is the window valence, which I am shamelessly copying from Little & Lovely.
I hope I can find a pattern similar to this, it’s perfect! I think the black will tie in with the random black appliances we have, as well as these prints I made.
Hopefully I will have a lot more significant progress to share next time! Shout out to everyone who posted on my sad whiny Instagram post for motivation, it definitely helped kick me back into gear!