Wednesday, April 23, 2014

one room challenge...week 4

Thanks for checking in on the One Room Challenge of my kitchen makeover!
This week challenged my patience a tad. :)
If you want to catch up on the past weeks' progress... 
Week 1 here - The Plan
Week 2 here - Painting the Cabinets
Week 3 here - Is it Marble?

 Let's start with the pretty stuff, because it makes me happier than 
installing hardware and cabinets.  
Here's a peek at the fabrics I'll be using on our bar stools and simple box cornice
 board, a traditional floral print paired with a modern geometric.


I spent the entire week getting the hardware on the drawers and doors and getting
 them back up (and they're still not finished).  
I've loved this style forever, it's exactly what I was going for, however I had major
issues with these gems! Our cabinet doors and drawers are much thicker than Ikea's which
means we need longer screws - easy enough. Except IKEA's are metric and the hardware
stores and IKEA only carry certain lengths in metric, long story short I found some screws
 that could work, but they had to to hand cut to the right size and it was $40 for 48 screws.
(Btw, Mr. Simple - the IKEA hardware is such a deal we still come out ahead, just thought I'd throw that in.) 
I won't bore you with all the other issues, but it meant a couple wasted days!
(Detail Boy helped put the doors back on, it looks like he needs to tweak the adjustment a bit,
 but he did an awesome job.)

 

I'm so happy with the painted tile, and how the bevel is accentuated.
I'll post A DIY How-To tomorrow.

Did you notice my hood mock up?
 Keep your fingers crossed for me, I'm totally going out on a limb with my DIY idea, and
it could be a flop challenge. :)  The plan is to to reface my hood with metal to give it a new
vibe similar to these. I think it will work, but what's in my head doesn't always equate...
I'll keep you posted.

Nam Dang Mitchell

metaldesignvt.com


I can't wait to see what my talented ORC friends have for us this week,
go check them out!

49 comments:

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

OOoooh, the hardware looks amazing! It looks like it was worth every ounce of effort. I can't wait until we see what you do with the hood and the tile looks brilliant!

Jenny said...

You GO Pam! The hardware is fantastic - sorry to hear about your DIY speed bumps. They always pop up, despite all of our planning and good intentions, don't they? Can't wait to see what you do with your hood!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh, you seriously get after it girl!! The tile looks completely new and different, I can't get over that change, and the hardware is amazing!!!!!! I know exactly what you're talking about with the screws, I have spent eons in the Lowes screw aisle looking for longer screws with the same threading…..ugh! But you are getting there and your vision is coming to life! The fabrics are sooooooooo pretty…..can't wait to see them and the hood!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the new hardware and i love the hood idea!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

So excited for you Pam! It is really coming along beautifully and I love the painted tile! Those fabrics are spunky and gorgeous and will make the space really shine. Love it all, and I know how much work youve put in, and it shows! It will be so worth it! xo Nancy

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Sorry the pulls were such a pain, but they look great!

Calypso In The Country said...

So exciting! I love the painted tile!
-Shelley

Cathy Wall said...

Love where you are going with the hood and I have no doubt your DIY will be a winner! Who knew that cutting screws could be so pricey? This is going to be fab Pam!

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

The hardware is to die for- LOVE them!! I cannot wait to see what happens to this hood!

My Notting Hill said...

WOW - that tile looks amazing painted! Love your idea for the metal strips too. Your kitchen is going to look completely brand new.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Pam, I am so loving how your painted tile looks and can not wait to see your your hood DIY turns out! I completely understand your frustration about the pulls because crazily enough I went through the exact same thing this week with the IKEA pulls for my daughter's closet. I didn't even know that there was such a thing as metric screws until now! After two unsuccessful trips to Home Depot, our little local hardware store solved my crisis and had screws that worked. I'm glad that you figured out a solution too and hope the rest of your makeover gets done without a hitch!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very exciting Pam!! I can't wait to see more!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you painted the tile. Looks great and I love your hood idea.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

It looks like you've made major progress, even if it doesn't seem that way to you. LOVE those fabric choices and everything is looking SO good! I just used my Dad's Dremel to cut off some metal pieces from my chandy...you probably could have purchased one for what you spent on the labor! :( I've already used it for several projects. I hate project hang-ups like that....so frustrating!

Denise Greenwood said...

LOVE the fabric! The hardware turned out great in spite of the headaches :) The tile is lovely and I can't wait to see how the hood turns out!! Yay!! You are doing great!! It's going to be fab!!

Christine Dovey said...

Love love your fabric choices and the hardware looks fantastic. I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat to see that hood transformed!

Dana Frieling said...

I love your side note to Mr. Simple. Too funny! It truly is looking stunning, my friend.

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Looking great, Pam. I had the same issue with IKEA's hardware...such a pain. Loving the hood idea. GO PAM, GO!!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

My goodness! These little peeks are so good! The hardware looks tremendous! xo Kristin

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam, that looks soooo good! I cant wait to see the hood when your done...Are you going to use gold metal on the hood to match the pulls?

kate@willowinteriors said...

I hate when little details like screws suck up precious hours! The hardware and painted tile look great! Can't wait to see the hood!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That hardware is gorgeous. I am super excited to see what happens with the hood.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh Pam I loev what you are doing and i cannot wait to see before and after pics when it is all done. I feel your pain on stalled progress when you run into issues - it's even worse I think when it's little things like hardware that should be a sinch! Carry on - you will get there and then it won't matter how long it took. Don't even ask how I know that's true!!! ;)

Abby M. Interiors said...

1) I am drooling over your fabric selections. Ah-mazing. 2) A backsplash never looked so good! It almost appears quilted...if that makes sense. Can't wait to see the hood. I know this room will be spectacular when you're done! xx

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I think your hood idea is brilliant - I can't wait to see it. And your fabric choices are putting a big smile on my face. :)

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

the hardware is SPECTACULAR!! and I adore the fabric choices!! This will be so good. ANd I can't wait to see your hood. I'm sure it will be a big success.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

YOu are my awesome fearless hero. The hardware may have been a challenge but oh my - its gorgeous!!!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I'm so excited about your metal on the hood! Fingers crossed for you!! I love the fabrics together and the hardware is awesome!!!

Vel Criste said...

Love the handles you chose!! Of course, I'm biased since I have similar ones on my island! Your tiles look so clean and nice and I can't wait to see that DIY on your hood! You are just plain genius!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

If it were anyone else trying that hood makeover I would be worried but I just know you will pull it off!

erin williamson said...

My mind just blew up in 20 different directions... cabinets look amazing, can't believe how good the tile looks, and WHOA HOOD ACTION!!!

Andrea said...

Ooooh, that fabric! So yummy!! I love your hardware and painted tile! What a transformation already! And that hood is going to be GORGEOUS!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Jessie said...

Those fabrics are so pretty! I like your plans for the kitchen hood, I bet it will look so fabulous and chic once it's finished!

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SHERRY HART said...

I love how you put "in progress" on the pictures:) I still don't understand what you are doing to the hood but I am sure I will be wowed on reveal day cause I know you will pull it off! You sure did get those cabinets painted quickly....

SHERRY HART said...

I love how you put "in progress" on the pictures:) I still don't understand
what you are doing to the hood but I am sure I will be wowed on reveal day
cause I know you will pull it off! You sure did get those cabinets painted
quickly.

Holly said...

Ooo...those fabrics are grrrrreat. Especially love the floral and a black ground? Love! And that hardware I'm sure was a labor of love but so worth it. You're amazing!!

Kim said...

Love where you are headed my friend!! and cannot wait to see the Hood Reveal!! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Pam, your tile looks amazing!! I can't believe that you just painted it. I also love the hardware, and it would cost a fortune if you got them somewhere other than Ikea, so you saved a lot. This was a huge undertaking, and it's looking great. Hang in there.

Alexa said...

Ah it's looking so so good. Love following everyone on their progress!

Reichel Broussard said...

Oooo! I like where your head is at with that hood! Bring it! And that tile is sooo great now. It looks like a quilted wall ;)

Beth Connolly said...

Love the fabrics and looking forward to seeing what you do with the hood.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Ah, the miracle of paint. Totally transformed your tile!!! Fabric choices are aces and I can totally envision the hood! Nothing more frustrating than a small detail like hand cutting screws-feeling ya, girl.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

HOW did I miss you in the list of 20???????????? I got your sweet comment and I am astounded that somehow, when I thought I had read and commented on every project, that I missed yours! What a loss on my part, and I'm so glad you commented on mine so I could click on and see that my head has been in the sand! Your kitchen is coming so incredibly beautifully. As you know, this ORC can put you in a state of exhaustion, so I guess that's how I've missed your posts. Your formica looks great, and I tell you, it's incredibly underrated in the world of finishes. I am not really a granite lover, never have been, unless it's honed. Anyway, your kitchen is coming out so great -- can't wait to tune in next week. Thanks, again, Carol

Bethany DeVore said...

Looking good Pam! Can't wait to see!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

The tile looks fab and those fabrics are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your hood.

Tobe | BIA said...

hmmmmm....totally debating painting my tile now. looks fab! love love love your fabric choices. this is comng together nicely!

Jaybird said...

I'm sorry you had so much trouble with your hardware. What a pain!!
Could you give me any info on the flowered/black background fabric? It is beautiful and looks like something I need.
Many thanks, and blessings to you,
J

Amy Powell said...

I love your hardware! Would you mind sharing which ikea hardware? And, what you used to paint it, color, etc.? Love it! Thanks so much!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Amy - Thank you! The hardware is Lansa, I used the 9.5", 13.5" and 17.5" and roughed it up with sandpaper, used Rustoleum Metallic Paint and Primer in One. The same as I used for my faucets in the bathroom. http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/painted-faucets-shower-enclosure.html

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