One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 4

Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge.  At this point in the kitchen renovation I’m pretty tweaked out.  Honestly it’s not this project specifically.  A complete kitchen renovation in 6 weeks isn’t a big deal to us- we do it all the time.  It’s just intense juggling this project with the rest of them: the bathroom we demolished last week, ordering materials for the next kitchen we will begin in 3 weeks, designing and planning two major renovations to be built in early 2015, seven interior decorating projects at various phases, the unanswered emails from new prospective clients (sorry!), oh and my own house.  Add documenting AND blogging onto that I’m spread so thin that I’m like dry, burnt toast.

I cried on my boyfriend’s shoulder yesterday.  I stopped home after an extremely frustrating tile layout (see below) and fell apart in his arms for exactly three minutes before pulling it together and heading out to my next design meeting.  I’m just trying to keep up my mantra:  I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful.  It’s just work.  No one is dying.

I don’t have control of this kitchen project anymore and that’s gonna to have to be OK.  The design has been set, the materials have been ordered,  All I can do is sit back and watch it come to life like the rest of you.  It’s Dad’s turn to make magic happen.

Need to catch up?

Week 1- Before Photos, Inspiration, Demolition

Week 2- Floor Plan Deliberation, Wall Removal, Drywall

Week 3- Wood Floors, Cabinet Details, Appliances

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{Hey all thanks for the all the compliments on the kitchen progress so far!

If you missed yesterday’s post you can fin it HERE.}

Hellllooo and welcome to a little game I like to call “Let’s Shop Naomi’s House!

One of the perks of being a former craigslist and auction junkie is that I have a nice little collection of furniture.  Who cares if I leave my guest room, living room and 3rd floor depleted?  This One Room Challenge is focused on my master bedroom (again) and if there are a few holes elsewhere, I’ll just deal with that later.  It’s the musical chairs of decorating.

Here is a rundown of my furniture I plan to use in the master…

design manifest curved headboard

I’ll be stealing the curved white upholstered headboard from the guest room and moving it into the master.

Design Manifest Rast White-stained wood Nightstand

As much as I’d love new-to-me mismatched nightstands, it’s just not in the budget…

So I’ll be using two of these Ikea Rast hacks from my collection.  Unfortunately I discovered over the weekend that  Harper  Overlays started falling off, so I will have to DIY something in the next 3 weeks.

Awesomesauce.  Just what I needed: Another TO DO to add to my To Do list.

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One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 3

Here we are at the half way point of the ORC!  It always sneaks up on you so quickly.  This week we made good progress on the kitchen and also had a BIG HUGE MAJOR TILE scare.  Let’s start with the drama….

I wasn’t going to share the mood board/ full design scheme until week 5,

but this Tile issue has changed my order of reveal.

If all goes according to plan, you will see these elements fully installed on November 5th.

DM Petite Kitchen Design Scheme

We ordered the tile (Mist by New Ravenna) 7 weeks ago and had an expected ship date of 10/10.

But then on 10/9 I get this email from my Tile rep:

“I have some distressing news and I have a solution. They were not able to get the really dark Azul Macauba for the mist splash, BUT they are searching the country, and beyond, for that color, whether or not it is that specific stone. They also have to re-lay the mosaic because they did not do the fade correctly, the dark stripe was too high. SO, that being said, they are really working hard and fast to get it fixed and out to us in the next couple of days. I will keep you posted, but wanted to let you know what was going on.”

Cue Major Naomi freak out.

If this tile does not arrive on time, we don’t have a finished kitchen.

A non-finished kitchen = unhappy clients, Delayed start date for our next project AND Pathetic ORC Reveal.

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Jiminy Crickets, I’m exhausted.

6 weeks, 2 major projects…what was I thinking?

dad figuring out plan

{Dad, helping me figure out venting details on the fly.  He’s the best.}

Going into week 2 of my bedroom renovation I feel 50/50.  50% excited that the design is coming together in my head and happy about the progress made so far and 50% terrified and stressed out that I won’t finish in 4 short weeks.  This project is absolutely our bottom priority and if my carpenter, Brandon, gets called to another job before he finishes…. well I’m shit out of luck.

Why did I do this to myself again? ! ?  I’m an impulsive, silly, design-obsessed girl.

While our official One Room Challenge project (the kitchen) was planned out and materials were ordered several weeks ago, my bedroom project had NO Pre-Planning.  If you would have asked me last Wednesday if I was doing double ORCs I would have laughed in your face.  But then Dad stopped by with Brandon in tow and they started demolishing my closet…. and I made the reckless decision to share.  And now that I put it on the internet, I guess I’m committed.

Luckily I’ve been dreaming about this bedroom closet change for about a year now, so it was easy to whip up a plan.

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One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 2

It’s been a busy week for the DM crew.  We completely emptied the old kitchen down to the studs and now Dad the boys are starting to put things back together.  But what are they building?  What is the plan?  That’s my job.  And I love this part of the job!

To recap, in WEEK 1 I showed you the old kitchen, told you about my clients and their needs for the new space.

ORC kitchen Before

petite kitchen existing conditions

Once we measured the space, I began to map out new potential floor plans.  At 8’7 x 14’8, this is a very small room, yet there are still many potential layouts.  One of my client’s big requests was to make the space brighter.   The obvious solution to me was to take down the wall between the dining room and kitchen, but when I brought this up in the design meeting, they rejected the idea.

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