One Room Challenge Week Five - Kitchen Progress

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I can hardly believe I'm typing this but we're now in WEEK 5 (aka "Panic Week" ) of  Linda's One Room Challenge.  If this is your first visit here, welcome!  As part of this series ( which culminates in the BIG REVEAL next Wednesday)  I've been making over the kitchen at my house.  If you would like to see the progression thus far, click here.

So about this week. Not a huge leap forward, but a few little details have been addressed. I think "shopping" is the theme of this post.

Like I changed out my cabinet hardware. When we first moved in I used some pink glass knobs and pulls left over from another project. I replaced them with these lucite knobs and very simple drawer pulls I found at Home Depot.



And that early 90's tile floor that makes me cringe is a little less visible under my new seagrass rug from the O.  Please note that if you want a natural fiber rug in the kitchen, seagrass is the way to go.  Seagrass is grown in salt marshes and is naturally water/stain resistant. Why they take all that water resistance and then band it with plain cotton is beyond me.

A cute and easy storage solution was found at my local HomeGoods.  The big basket is large enough to hold a 20-lb bag of dog food and the smaller stripe basket holds 4 big soft drink bottles and an assortment of canned drinks too.


I have been styling and restyling my shelves ad nauseum.  "Effortless" looking styling is exhausting.

Finally, I tried out this little x- bench but I don't think it's staying.  All those legs going every which-way is just too much.  I think if by some miracle I can find a bench with cabriole legs similar to the table legs then I would be good with that.  Or I may just end up getting another Panton chair.  What do you think?

I'm still waiting for window coverings to be finished, art/framing to be completed and picked up, and over the table lighting installed.  And more shelf styling.  This could be a nail-biter of a week.

Wonder how these folks made out.



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41 comments:

Ashley said...

"Effortless" styling is exhausting--so true. I love that you've decided to hide the less-than-pretty stuff of the kitchen (dog food and soda cans) in pretty baskets. Great idea!

My Notting Hill said...

Had to laugh when I read your comment about the cotton trim on the seagrass. How true! Love the knobs & hope you find the stool you're seeking.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Great tip about seagrass rugs in the kitchen. I had no idea. Love the styling that you have done, and I can't wait to see the light.

pam {simple details} said...

I always love the texture and color of seagrass with white. I like the idea of a bench at your table, good luck finding the perfect fit, sending karma your way! :)

Cathy Wall said...

I am with you on the fact that effortless style is exhausting, it takes time and patience, but i have no doubt the result in your kitchen will be amazing. My 2 cents on the chair is another of the same, clean and simple!

Vel Criste said...

Love the sneak peak of the countertops with your cabinets Kim!!!!! Things are really looking great! Agree with the X bench, not for that area. Another pantone would be ok I think, but might cover up the table? I'm at a loss as to what kind of chair to put there too. But I'm sure you'll come up with something that works and will be fabulous!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

loving that rug and the big baskets!

Jessie | The Design Daredevil said...

"Effortless styling is exhausting!" Truer words have never been spoken!

I know you will knock it out of the park!

P.S. I've used those HD knobs before!

René said...

The trim detail on your kitchen cabinets is darling and love those knobs! Good to know about the rug because I need a new one for our kitchen.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Looking good mamma! I love the glass hardware!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love your comment on how exhausting "effortless style" is!! Exactly how I feel!! Your room is coming along beautifully, Kim. Love the big baskets for storage!

erin williamson said...

Hmmm, I like the idea of a bench so that the space remains open. Craigslist to the rescue?

Kimber McGallagher said...

I know it's going to rock. Love love the baskets.

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I normally love an x seat table or console too but with the Payton curve, the tiles, I think the x just doesn't flow either. Another Panton wouldn't hurt :)

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The baskets are really fab. I love the way this is going.

Jessie said...

The baskets and the seagrass rug are great additions! I know you will rock the kitchen next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You can do it...Yes you can Yes you can!!!! It will be amazing!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

A basket for dog food...brilliant!!! Can't wait to see your room next week!! Go girl go!!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

It is looking so great! I have loads to do before I rest. Cannot wait to see the final reveals next week!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

It is looking so great! I have loads to do before I rest. Cannot wait to see the final reveals next week!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Good luck Kim with the final reveal! Love the walls and baskets and rug.
xo Nancy

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

It's looking good! Love how you hid the dog food!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

ooo dog food in a basket. What a fantastic idea!

kcinteriors said...

Looking great! I love those baskets

Stacey said...

Loving the baskets and yes, effortless styling isn't easy at all. I'm not going to be getting much sleep in the coming days...

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love the pop of lucite! I recently bought that exact same bench with hopes of recovering it but it didn't work for the room. I know you'll get it all figured out!

Beth Connolly said...

It's all looking wonderful. I agree that the x bench doesn't really work. Can't wait for your reveal.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

love that the dog food is convenient, but hidden in an awesome basket. didn't know the stain and water resistance of seagrass, even better! Can't wait to see it next week!

SHERRY HART said...

I ordered my sisters seagrass on Overstock also! It's the best. What is going to go with the legs of the table and the chairs....that is a tough one. Something with out legs maybe but whatever that is I am not sure! Crikey....you have some searching to do. Love the baskets too.

Karena Albert said...

Kim I love the seagrass rug and the baskets from Homegoods are wonderful. I need to make a trip out there for sure!

xoxo
Karena
Review "Fifth Avenue Style"

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the idea of a seagrass rug in the kitchen. I have been contemplating something different in mine. HG has great storage options and tons of baskets. I would add another Panton chair. Their shape and silhouette are so striking that anything else in that spot might be lost, I think.

Junell said...

Baskets & seagrass are looking fab! Checkout Overstock for a metal basket stool; it is a groovy look & will pair up with the vibe you are creating. Have fun!

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Safavieh-Steelworks-Basket-Black-Iron-Stool/6971970/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&adtype=pla&kw={keyword}

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love what you have done, Kim!! Just take your time and enjoy! You could show it now.
Teresa
xoxo

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love your shopping finds so far... cant wait to see how I all comes together next week!! Love the seagrass in the kitchen. looks great.

Kim said...

The texture of the seagrass is a wonderful mix and do love your knobs and pulls as well ... coming together missy!! xo

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Looking good! Glad to know about seagrass, since I've had bad experiences with other natural rugs in the past. Loving the dog-food-hiding idea, too!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Looking good! Glad to know about seagrass, since I've had bad experiences with other natural rugs in the past. Loving the dog food-hiding idea, too!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I didn't know that about seagrass -- so interesting and helpful! Love your new hardware! Can't wait to see next week!

Andrea said...

Looking good, Kim! Great tip on the dog food storage, I love it!! Cannot wait for the final reveal!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Did NOT know that about seagrass -- thank you!! Looking really good, girl. And I hear you on the tile, I have it too...

Cindy Hattersley said...

Amen to your comment about Seagrass!! My carpet guy here locally binds it with a thin natural binding that looks like seagrass. I HATE those thick cotton bindings!! By the way your room looks great!!