One Room Challenge: Week 5 – Cabinet Progress, Small Setbacks, and Project Sources

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There’s 3 weeks left in the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge and I’m excited and a little nervous about the remaining weeks. So let’s start with the exciting parts first.

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Cabinet Progress

I’ve always wanted shaker cabinets for my kitchen. There’s just something so classic about them. After looking into pricing to buy replacement cabinet doors I knew that I was either going to have to sand and reuse my current doors or build my own. So, of course I decided to try building my own.

Most of the tutorials I found online required the use of a table saw (which I don’t own and don’t currently have room to store). So I found a version that didn’t require a table saw and I made a few tweaks and adjustments until I came up with my own design for “cheater shaker cabinets”. My goal is to have a tutorial available soon after the kitchen project is done.

I’m so excited that most of my cabinets are built! I hung a few to see how they look in my kitchen and honestly, they look just as good as I dreamed they would! I still need to put a few more together. After I finish building I need to sand down the wood filler, drill holes for the hinges, and then paint!

I added my Emtek Egg Knobs to one of the cabinets just to get a sneak peek of how they will look and I’m so happy with the knob color and style that I’m going with. Just take a moment to visualize this with me — Emtek egg knobs on all of the uppers and then, Emtek spindle pulls on the drawers… It’s going to be so good.

Small Setbacks

With any major project there’s sure to be setbacks. I feel like this kitchen remode has been more setbacks than progress but I’m still hopeful and confident that everuthing will come together in time.

We plan to run the kichen flooring throughout the rest of the main floor and after attempting to make a small repair in our subfloor I found that there was some water damage impacting our subfloor that we were unaware of. So we will need to get that repaired before I can finish the flooring in the Kitchen. I’m hopeful that this is the last setback we have in this space. I know that this isn’t uncommon, but at the same time it does hault progress and kills motivation.

Project Sources

I loved working on the design for this kitchen but i’ve LOVED receiving items in the mail and getting to touch and see them! Now that kitchen demo is basically over it’s time to start putting things back together. Below I’m sharing sources for some of the kitchen items that I’m most excited to adding to the space!

Paint: Sherwin Williams Emerald Trim Enamel in Satin

Wallpaper: Milton & King – County Flowers in color Avocado

Flooring: Luxury Vinyl SPC Plank Flooring – Miel

Art: Original Art by Shannon Emmanuel

Make sure you check out the other Featured Designers to get updates on their Fall 2021 One Room Challenge spaces as well!

Albie Knows| At Home with Savvy | Beth Diana Smith | Eclectic Twist| Erika Ward Interiors | From House to Home| G. Lebron Interiors | Goldalamode | Home Made by Carmona| Impeccable Nest | Jeweled Interiors | Joyful Designs Studio| Joy Street Design | Our Fifth House| Peony & Honey | Pinch Plate Party | Rebecca Propes | Reem’s Design | Saudah Saleem Interiors | Whitney J Decor

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  1. You did a great job on those shaker doors! I can’t wait to see how they look with your paint color and the wallpaper!!



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