Kitchen Progress: Floors, Walls, Light

That past few weekends, we’ve made great progress on our kitchen! Here are a couple things that we’ve knocked off our to-do list (the things in italic are items we just finished):

Kitchen (see inspiration here)

  1. Paint walls a green/blue/gray color
  2. Add MDF board trim to create shaker style cabinets
  3. Paint cabinets white, paint trim white
  4. Add knobs and pulls to cabinets
  5. Create larger island and use as table (like this)
  6. Tear out ceramic tile and replace with dark wood floors
  7. Get new countertops, probably laminate but would love a solid surface
  8. Replace sink & faucet
  9. Get new bar stools and spray paint yellow
  10. Paint a chalkboard wall
  11. Add curtains
  12. Accessorize
  13. Add pendant lights, under cabinet lighting and swap out sink light
  14. Add light grey penny tile as backsplash

So we thought we’d share some updated kitchen photos, and make sure to check out the progress: re-painted the walls, installed the wood floors and swapped out the light above the sink!

Even our cat is loving them!

Benjamin Moore Palladium Blue

The floor we picked is an engineered click-lock hardwood floor, sold at Menards in a Vintage Hickory finish. We love it because we know a few people who have installed it recently and it’s held up great for them so far! The click & lock feature was awesome and made installing them a breeze (we installed 98% of it in one afternoon/evening). Here is a close up of how it looks snapped together where we didn’t install a transition yet because we’ll be laying tile down in the bathroom this winter.

The light above the sink was a clearance find at World Market – I love the detail in the metal shade. It was originally red, but I spray painted it yellow, the same color as I did our stools. PS check out my little photo bomber.

And the new wall color is Benjamin Moore Palladium Blue. We lived with the original blue we had picked out for almost a year, but after awhile we decided we wanted a less bright hue, so we repainted it. It only took me one Saturday morning and a little less than half a gallon of paint, so a small price to pay for a way more loved color. PS our cat just love to get in these photos…

Benjamin Moore Palladium BlueBenjamin Moore Palladium BlueCrazy to think this is how our kitchen looked just under a year ago…

Next up… creating island legs, installing some pendants for over our large island and then countertops!

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    • It’s holding up great! We’ve had a few things fall and we were scared to look if it left a dent and happy to report, none so far 🙂