ORC Kitchen – Week 2 – Paint decisions and our to-do list


Hi all,

Here are the links to other ORC posts, in case you want to follow along:

Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

I am excited about this kitchen renovation!! After weeks/months thinking about it, the design idea is finally settling in, and I feel I am going in the right direction. The bad news is that we haven’t done much yet. I mean, the electrician came to hide all the horrible cables that were below the cabinets. He also hung these beautiful pendants from Lamp Plus, and I painted some of the walls, as you can see in the photo above, but that is all that has happened, pretty much.

Here is what needs to happen in the next four weeks:

Last week, I tackled painting a rectangle in the kitchen that would frame the sink and go 1/3 of the way into the ceiling. At the beginning I wanted yellow. Here is the swatch of color I decided to go for:

Painting process… do you notice how I painted over the blue tape with the same white color from the ceiling? This ensures straight lines after you paint with yellow.  Me, pregnant, painting a ceiling… I mean… I am happy I didn’t fall and break my neck.  Result:The problem is that I did NOT like the yellow. It was too vibrant, too obvious, too annoying! I couldn’t stand it.

After some consideration I decided to re-paint with coral:

I like it a lot better, don’t you?

Then, the decision about which color to paint the cabinet doors and drawer fronts:

Once I decided on some colors, I got samples and painted bigger papers to get a better look at the tones. These swatches have been up on the drawers for weeks. I have already made my decision about which color to paint them, want to guess?

 

Well, friends, that is all I have for you today. I hope next week I have longer and better news with plenty of updates. We will be working all weekend so, which us luck!

 

 

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26 replies
  1. Emy says:

    I love the coral with the raspberry color! So fun! And you look adorable pregnant and painting. <3 Glad I'm not the only one crazy enough to do a kitchen in 6 weeks. 😉

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  2. Susie says:

    Hi Mila. I love love love that coral. I’m using a hot coral as my color pop in the living room. #greatminds LOL… And those pendants….seriously….#swoon. Be safe… and LOVE your plans. ~~Susie from The Chelsea Project

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  3. Jen @ Jenron Designs says:

    The coral is very pretty and is a huge color trend this season so good choice. Navy has been the main complementary color used with the coral color for this season, but I like were you are going with that purple it is unexpected. 🙂

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  4. Jessica says:

    I think you went with a raspberry color! Also, I love how REAL you are. I love the comment you wrote after you painted the ceiling yellow about how you hated it. You had me laughing so hard….the color yellow makes ppl crazy (something along that line that is what I learned back in design school).

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    • Mila says:

      It was funny because I knew right away that it was all wrong, but it was hard to convince myself to paint it all over again… oh well.

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  5. Susanne says:

    I love the coral and so creative to paint the ceiling like that! What a great accent. Choosing paint color is so overwhelming, lol! I can’t wait to see what you get done next!

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    • Mila says:

      Choosing paint color can be really overwhelming but I feel that with each project it gets easier and easier, although, that yellow was hideous.

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  6. Maureen says:

    Oh, that coral is pretty! We did our kitchen last year, and have the same Ikea cabinets as you have. We took out most of the uppers and painted all the lowers. What a job! I have to admit, I am having a little coffee maker envy!

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    • Mila says:

      You noticed the coffee maker!!! My husband will be so happy. That is a killer espresso machine. I wish it looked nicer.

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    • Mila says:

      The first three months are the worst. I had horrible nausea and tiredness for the first 4 months almost. I can’t imagine doing an ORC feeling like that. augh!

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  7. danielle says:

    Girl this is about to be one bright and happy place. I can’t wait to see what you decide to go with in the cabinets and drawers! I will be back next week to check it out for sure.

    danielle

    clarkandaldine.com

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    • Mila says:

      I am right now on the phone with CB2 trying to figure out if they have the handles I need for those cabinets in stock. Thanks for stopping by!

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    • Mila says:

      Thank you so much! I am excited, too. I have the good feeling you get when you see things coming together in a good way.

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