Welcome to week 6 of the ORC , we are slowly making progress in the kitchen. It has been slow because we are trying to stay within our budget.
Here we are in the 6th week of the One Room Challenge and we are slowly making progress in our kitchen.
Our progress has been slow due to my husband working late and me starting to work on the weekends again.
This being our first time installing shiplap we were not quite sure what to expect and exactly how to proceed with the project.
Of course I had watched many bloggers and those on instagram show how they installed their shiplap, but our has not been as easy as I had expected.
Slow progress in the kitchen
At this point in the ORC we have a few short weeks left to finish this kitchen refresh on time.
This past week we were able to get our lights up but not until we made some adjustments.
We are slowly making progress in the kitchen with the little things.
A little back story on our previous lighting.
The previous lights were pendent lights that hung from a trac with one junction box.
You see in the photo that they were aged bronze which all of our lighting is or was at one point.
The new lights I ordered from Amazon are black and the pole was not quite long enough due to our high angled ceilings.
So we had to make a few adjustments in order to install the new pendants.
The unexpected work we had to do with the lighting slowed down our progress a bit.
Proceeding with the lighting
After speaking to the electrician the easiest and most cost efficient way to change them was to paint them and use the existing down rod.
We popped them off the trac, took them outside and spray painted the entire thing, chain and all with matte black spray paint.
I love the way they turned out and the small change in lighting made a big difference.
Once the lighting was done we were able to move on to doing some shiplap.
Progress of shiplap
For this project we did not have any of the proper tools like a nail gun or a jig saw.
This has slowed us down a bit in our progress but we figured out how to tackle it.
We did purchase a jig saw in order to cut out the outlets and light switches, but the nail gun was out of our budget so we are doing it old school.
There are 6 outlets to be cut out on the kitchen backsplash so the jigsaw was a must have.
We measured and cut down the first three boards of shiplap for our small wall.
Slowly making progress.
Those three boards are all we have installed at this point.
We are figuring out the best way to proceed with the rest of the shiplap install.
We have six boards left to install after the outlets have been cut out and the shiplap will be done.
Then time to move onto the other things on the list and proceed with our kitchen refresh.
What is left to finish the space
Once the shiplap is complete there will only be a few things left to wrap up our first One Room Challenge.
- puddy nails in shiplap
- paint shiplap
install the new kitchen faucet(installed last week, see here)
- apply the treatment under the bar area
I am hoping that the wall treatment supplies come in soon as they have yet to be delivered.
Once that is in we are well on our way to completing the ORC.
Even though we are slowly making progress in the kitchen, I think we will have it completed on time.
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Till next time