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Apr 14, 2019

Modern Kitchen Renovation - ORC Week 2

It is the second week of the One Room Challenge and I have been super busy PAINTING the lower KITCHEN cabinets and island! To see my DESIGN INSPIRATION  and to learn about my PROJECT  PLANS, visit last weeks blog post... “Kitchen Renovation - ORC Week 1”. You can also spy on all the other ORC Designers and Guest Participants to find out what everyone has been up to by going to

The Creative Orchard’s ORC KITCHEN RENOVATION progress...

To start off this KITCHEN RENOVATION, I visited The Home Depot to pick out my cabinet paint colors, countertops, sink, faucet, backsplash tile and appliances. I was able to take samples home which made my design planning much easier and also gave my husband a chance to be more involved with the process.

A couple weeks ago, I worked with the The Home Depot staff in Peoria, IL to order the countertops and appliances because I wanted to make sure they would have plenty of time to arrive for the ORC. I also took a DIY Workshop to learn how to install backsplash tile. Here are the experts, Jim, Mercedes and Judy hard at work. Everyone was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable.


(Available at The Home Depot)
  • Klean Strip Liquid Sandpaper (Cloth/Old Cotton Shirt)
  • LG Appliances - Double Oven Gas Range, French Door Refrigerator, Over the Range Microwave and Top Control Smart Dishwasher (Matte Black Stainless Steel)
  • KOHLER Sink (Matte Black  -  Kennon Neoroc Quartz Top-Mount Single Bowl) 
  • KOHLER Faucet (Matte Black  -  Rune) 
  • DEKTON UltraCompact Surface Countertops (Fossil from Natural Collection)
  • Marble Mosaic Backsplash Tile (Greecian White Hexagon
  • Grout Float
  • FUSION PRO Single Component Grout
  • Level
  • Adhesive Bumper Pads for Cabinets/Drawers
  • Mortar Mix
  • Mortar Trowel
  • Sponge
  • Small Plastic Bucket
   White (White / No. 7900)
   Tidal Blue (Deep Base / No. 7930  -  Tidal / M510-6)

To Do List:

WEEK 1:  Design Plan and Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Remove Clutter, Paint Lower Cabinets and Remove Old Appliances
WEEK 3:  Paint Upper Cabinets and Install New Appliances
WEEK 4:  Assemble Eat-in Kitchen Table, Remove Old Countertops and Install New Countertops
WEEK 5:  Install Tile Backsplash, Replace Hardware and Assemble Stools
WEEK 6:  Decorate, Take Pictures and REVEAL KITCHEN!

How to PAINT Cabinets:

  1. PACK away clutter from cabinets, countertops and walls.
  2. CLEAN all surfaces thoroughly with soap and water.
  3. REMOVE hardware (knobs, pulls, hooks, electrical plates, etc.).
  4. PREP cabinet surfaces using Liquid Sandpaper or fine sandpaper. USE painter's tape if needed.
  5. WIPE away any residue, dust, grease or dirt on cabinet surfaces.
  6. DETACH cabinet doors and drawers. REMOVE hinges or rails. REMOVE old bumper pads.
  7. PAINT 2-3 coats of paint onto cabinet doors, drawers and any other existing cabinet areas using a foam roller or paint brush.
  8. DRY COMPLETELY for 5-7 days or more if necessary.
  9. WAIT at least 7 days before gently washing cabinets.
  10. REATTACH cabinet doors and drawers.
  11. ADD new adhesive bumper pads.
  12. REPLACE hardware. 

Guest Participant for:
One Room Challenge | ORC@oneroomchallenge | #oneroomchallenge

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To get SNEAK PEEK pics and work in progress videos, visit @thecreativeorchard on Instagram! Can't wait to show you more next week!

(Disclaimer: This blog post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own. I choose my own products and where to buy them.)

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