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Full Kitchen Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 1

Kitchen Makeover for the One Room Challenge

Welcome to my kitchen makeover series for the One Room Challenge!

For the month of April we will be sharing our makeover journey along with all the other challengers who link up with Linda from Calling it Home Blog. We get 6 weeks to completely renovate or makeover one room in our homes. Don’t forget to see them all for even more inspiration!

One Room Challenge

Follow along with our Series here -> Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6 (The Reveal)

As some of my readers may know, my husband and I just bought our first home this last February. For those who are newly visiting, thanks for stopping by! Our new house is located in a tiny town in Minnesota, but is much closer to family; which was a necessity with our baby girl coming in June. It is a cute little ranch and perfect for our starter home!

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Here is the “before” of our little kitchen. We snapped pictures of the entire house before moving in.



Just like with any home there are definitely updates we wanted to accomplish to make it ours. We decided not to move our furniture and belongings right after closing since we still had our rental for a couple weeks. Instead, the first week-and-a-half was spent painting almost every wall surface in the entire upstairs. Then we had to make a plan for the kitchen.

This is what we decided needed our attention first in our kitchen for this challenge:

  • Paint all kitchen cabinets (inside and out)
  • Update paint color on walls
  • Paint trim white
  • Purchase new shelving to replace warped shelves in cabinets
  • Cut new shelves to fit cabinets
  • Knock down scalloped wood piece above sink
  • New light above sink
  • Install pendant lights in bulkhead above peninsula
  • Paint Kitchen Table
  • Find new chairs for Kitchen Table
  • Build/Find Bench for Kitchen Table
  • Paint the Windows – (If weather permits)
  • Decorate

Whew, what a list! I have been thinking of different options for all of our spaces ever since we looked at it back in December. Ideally it would be nice to update the countertop and install a backsplash, but with purchasing the house and a new baby on the way those items will have to wait until our budget can accommodate them.

We feel that just by updating the cabinet and wall color will make a huge difference in the overall feel of this room. Also, since I am an avid “Fixer Upper” fan, I have definitely adapted the “Farmhouse” style of decor in my house. Needless to say, that is the look I will be going for when decorating!

Below is a peek of my mood board, for my decorating inspirations in the kitchen.

Kitchen Makeover

Shop this Look: Metal Drying Rack, White Cabinet & Trim Color, Beige Wall Color, White Coffee Mugs, Tobacco Baskets, Wooden tray, Wooden Dough Bowl, Pendant Lights, White Pitcher, Bench, “Farmer’s Market” Sign, Accent Rug,

We hope you follow along with our kitchen makeover for this One Room Challenge series! We will have a weekly post of updates, or a DIY project so stick with us to see the final reveal!

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Continue the kitchen remodel series here: Week 2


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80 Comments

  • Reply
    Iris Nacole
    April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Loving your design board for this makeover! Can’t wait to see it come to life! Good luck, and have fun!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much Iris! Lots of work, but totally worth it!

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    Erin
    April 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I love the table you picked as inspiration! Can’t wait to see. Your blank canvas holds a lot of potential 🙂

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    Leanna
    April 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I actually prefer this style and set up of kitchen to the more modern totally open concept my home has. Looking very forward to seeing what you do with it!!

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    Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.
    April 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    It’s going to be beautiful! I’m actually watching Fixer Upper as I look through a bunch of ORC mood boards so I’m obveously a fan of the whole look… I can’t wait to see what the room looks like once the walls and cabinets are updated! It’s going to be beautiful. We’re doing our kitchen too so it will be fun to follow along!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you Betsy! Lots of kitchen reno’s this round! Good luck with yours, I will make sure to follow along!

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    April 6, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I’m so excited for you Kristen! I’m looking forward to your progress each week. Have fun! xx

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    Susie
    April 6, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Here’s something fun…. My decor style is eclectic traditional and the items on your mood board would fit perfectly in and around my kitchen, too. I look so forward to watching your ideas come to life….and maybe adopting a few for my kitchen, too! Thanks for the inspiration. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Susie! Just goes to show how easily decor can be switched up!

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    Dannyelle @ Life is a Party
    April 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I love your plans, can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out. Happy painting. 😉

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    Carla from Kansas
    April 6, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Kristin – check out In My Own Style blog to see how she updated her counter top for very little money. Good luck with ORC!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks for the tip, Carla, I will have to check it out!

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    Emy
    April 6, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Your kitchen has so much potential! I’m looking forward to seeing it!

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    Morgan
    April 6, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I am mid a kitchen reno right now so I am excited to watch yours!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Whoohoo for kitchen renos! Good luck with yours Morgan!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    April 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Your plan looks amazing!! Good for you for taking on a kitchen – I can’t wait to follow along!

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    Brittany Goldwyn
    April 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

    The scalloped trim is seriously a trend I hope never returns. Looking forward to seeing the progress, ladies!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      I know right Brittany…it came off very easily tho! #nomorescallopedtrim!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    April 6, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Good luck Kristen! Can’t wait to watch the progress… painting those cabinets will be so worth it!

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    Lindsey
    April 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I can’t wait to see the final product. Your inspiration is totally my style. I love your vision. We would love for you to link up at our link party #iDIYedthat. Head over to my blog to link up http://www.repurposeandupcycle.com

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    Maureen
    April 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I love your mood board Kristen! We are doing our kitchen as well, and I am exciting to share the journey with you! Looking forward to following your progress!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Yay for kitchen makeovers!! Good luck with yours Maureen! I’ll be following you as well!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    April 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Good luck! I can’t wait to see how it turns out since we will hopefully be tackling a similar makeover of our kitchen later this year! Your mood board is fantastic!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you Danielle! Good luck with your own kitchen makeover! They are time-consuming but well worth it!

  • Reply
    Leslie
    April 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I know you are going to love your makeover! When it gets tough keep telling yourself that! Good luck!

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    Holly
    April 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I can’t wait to follow along! I am participating for the fist time, making over my home office! You have great taste and love your inspiration board.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you Holly! This is our first time for this challenge too! Good luck with your office makeover!

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    Sue Purdy
    April 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I love your mood board and I’m in awe of your design choices. They are beautiful. I can’t wait to see this all come together. I love that light fixture and dough bowl.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sue! We are so excited for our new and improved kitchen!

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    Carrie
    April 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I am so impressed with anyone tackling a kitchen in this short time frame! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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    STEPHANIE
    April 7, 2017 at 5:21 am

    So exciting. Added to my Pinterest queue. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party.

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    Nicole @ The Inspired Hive
    April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Love your design board! Excited to follow along!

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    ItalianBelly
    April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

    That’s a lot to do in a short amount of time! Good Luck and can’t wait to see it transform. #homemattersparty

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      It sure is quite a lot to do! Crossing our fingers it all gets done! 🙂

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    Sarah
    April 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I’m always so impressed with anyone who takes on a kitchen in 6 short weeks. Loving your mood board and can’t wait to follow along!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Sarah! Yea, we have a lot of work to do! But in a way I’m glad we have a budget and will have to do certain aspects of the kitchen (the counters) in stages.

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    Leslie
    April 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Up. I am in love with the farm house look. My hubby & I are planning our new house around the farm house style and I can’t wait to decorate. I always love finding inspiration in other’s styles and blog posts. This definitely is the style i’m thinking about. I love that mug rack! Thank you for sharing!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you Leslie! I definitely love the farmhouse style too, good luck with your new house! Decorating a new place gives you a new look at your home decor, there are just so many possibilities!

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    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    April 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Your mood board is lovely and I know your kitchen will turn out lovely. You’ve got a lot of work to do with those cupboards and painting. I’m looking forward to seeing this progress and the end result!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Ugh, painting cabinets takes so long! Luckily I have a lot of help! Thank you for following along Carol!

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    Michelle
    April 9, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Oh your going to have so much fun with the makeover Kristen. I’m sure it will a lot of hard work, but so rewarding when its done. Good luck with the new home, can’t wait to follow along on your journey

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you Michelle! It’s been a lot of work, but the results will be so worth it!

  • Reply
    Ariel
    April 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    it’s gonna look good!

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    Marie
    April 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Super excited to see what you do with this kitchen! It is going to be spectacular. Thanks for sharing your before with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    Roxanne
    April 10, 2017 at 8:19 am

    This is going to be an amazing transformation, I can’t wait to see it come together!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you Roxanne! Will be so nice when it’s done!

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    Botanic Bleu
    April 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Kirsten,
    I love seeing kitchen renovations and plan to follow along your ORC. Six weeks is much shorter than you think. 🙂

    Judith

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you for following along Judith! The 6 weeks will surely fly by!

  • Reply
    Erlene
    April 10, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I love these one room challenges and can’t wait to see what you do with your kitchen.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you Erlene! Lots of work, but well worth it!

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    Lucille
    April 10, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I know your kitchen will look great because I saw your coffee bar! I like your paint colors. Everything will look so much lighter and brighter. I’m working on my kitchen, too. I picked a smaller project I thought might (in my case!) be doable. Organizing. . . not as interesting, but I am hoping when I’m done, I’ll like my kitchen a lot better than I do now!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Organizing is still something that absolutely needs to be done! A kitchen is a big project, but we have a strict budget and can’t re-do absolutely everything at once. In a way I’m glad of that!

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    Creatively Homespun
    April 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I love that you have so much space to work with!!! This is going to be stunning!! I love your inspiration board… this is one to follow along with for sure!!! xo

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Oh thanks so much! We do have pretty good space with the eat in dining room too! So glad you liked our plan!

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    Charlotte Lindsay
    April 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Love the mood board it definitely screams modern, country farmhouse! Sometimes not doing an entire overhaul all at once actually gives you a better result. It allows you to think about what you really want and make a timelessly designed space. Excited to see what you come up with!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I definitely agree! I have debated on what the countertop should be, so now I’m glad we are waiting for that. Can’t wait for the final result to be here!

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    Katy {ashadeofteal}
    April 12, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I’m attempting my kitchen as well and also not giving it a entire overhaul since I previously did a little updating. But still a kitchen seems like so much work. Good luck to you and excited to see the outcome!

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    Jessica
    April 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    We painted our kitchen cupboards in our last house. It was a lot of work! You have a great design board and I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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    Kim
    April 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Loving your design board. Painting cupboards make such a huge impact! looking forward to seeing it unfold.

  • Reply
    Robin
    April 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    LOVE your mood board for the kitchen! Can’t wait to see your makeover 🙂 Thanks for linking with Monday Funday! xo

  • Reply
    Joyce
    April 14, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Love this and thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us at Funtastic Friday.

  • Reply
    Sharon@BlueWillowHouse
    April 15, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Your mood board shows great things to come. Can’t wait to see the after photos. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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    Amy @ mylifefromhome
    April 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love the mood board especially the rug!

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