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May 12, 2019

Modern Kitchen Renovation - FINAL REVEAL

Oh my goodness! Six weeks has flown by so fast and now it’s time for the One Room Challenge FINAL REVEAL of my “Modern Kitchen Renovation”!!! This project started pretty smoothly, everything was either ahead of schedule or right on time until about the last two weeks. I had to unexpectedly repaint the lower cabinets again to a slightly different blue, we had a temporary minor water leak due to our plumbing inexperience, then the tile backsplash took us way longer to install because we are just way too picky. So because we ran out of time, there were a few things on my wishlist that didn’t make the cut and will probably get added later on after I take a little break. When I get some of my energy back I still need to hire an electrician to install my chrome pendant lights I’ve had for 3 years, find the under cabinet lights I have in storage and either build a shelf under the front of the kitchen island and/or a wood accent feature. But at the moment, I can finally rest and enjoy the view of my new kitchen! Which after 13 years, it’s kinda strange to leave the house then come back home and be wowed all over again by your own KITCHEN.

There are hundreds of other DESIGNERS and GUEST PARTICIPANTS like me who have also finished their room transformations, please show some support by visiting them at BIG THANKS to the One Room Challenge and Better Homes and Gardens for continuing to have this awesome event!!! If it wasn’t for the ORC, I probably wouldn’t have the motivation to take on such large DIY projects and be able to have completed rooms.

Kitchen BEFORE...

Kitchen AFTER...


My intention was to create a clean modern kitchen that I could add a lot of COLORFUL personality to. I almost always start off with a neutral room then afterwards throw in bold pops of COLOR in the decorative accents, artwork or textiles. My family has visited Mexico many times throughout the years and I was definitely inspired by ambiance there so I tried to incorporate a Modern Spanish Style when it came to picking out the home decor. I decorated it with colorful pottery, bright dishes/glassware, ornate rug, eclectic printed towels/napkins/placemats, lush cactus plants, fresh fruits, and natural baskets that reminded me of the markets. It looks exactly like I had imagined! I can’t wait to get cookin’ in my NEW KITCHEN and proudly show it off to family and friends!

Behr Alkid Paint “English Channel” Blue @ Home Depot
LG Appliances @ Home Depot
Dekton “Fossil” Countertops @ Home Depot
Kohler Sink and Faucet @ Home Depot
Marble Hexagon Backsplash Tile @ Home Depot
Blue Ceramic Lanterns/Pottery @ Home Depot
Glassware/Under Cabinet Glass Rack @ Pier1
Opalhouse Rug, Stools, Cacti Jar/Shakers, Arched Basket, Tall Cactus, Threshold Silverware, Cookware, Pot Holders, Glass Planters @ Target
Seagrass Baskets with Lids, Cake Stand, Wood Tray, Cutting Boards, Tea Pot, Marble Cheese Boards, Seagrass Placemat, Paper Towel Holder, Cactus Soap Dispenser, Cabinet Towel Rack @ HomeGoods
Fiesta Dishes/Knives, Food Network Placemats/Towels/Napkins @ Kohls
Weight Scale, Small Cactus, Succulents @ Michaels Stores
Marble Bar Height Table @ World Market


THANKS to everyone who shared their support during this ORC kitchen project, it’s greatly appreciated!

Special THANKS to my hubby Charles who helped a bunch along the way and also kept me positive!

Of course last minute, ZOEY, our maltipoo puppy just had to stop by to say GOODBYE! She had her 1st Birthday last week. She stood by my side during this entire project. xoxo

Follow along on Instagram @thecreativeorchard to see more pics and videos of my KITCHEN that I will be sharing later this week.

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

1 comment:

  1. Your kitchen is lovely! The blue lowers are so fun. Congrats on doing so much yourselves. I had a bad experience with tile once and am scared to try it again. The rainbow touches throughout the decorare great!


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