Welcome! This week is going to be a quick update on our kitchen refresh for the One Room Challenge. If you are new here, a big warm HELLO! Last week I shared my plans for the Spring One Room Challenge here, and this week, I am sharing a quick update. Quick because we are sooooo far behind already. I feel the need to note we only have weekends to work on the kitchen, and as usual, in a DIY project, we ran into snags.
Our first task was to remove the backsplash. No matter how hard or careful we were, the drywall came off with the tile. That tile was up for the long haul!
Replacing the drywall took another trip to our friendly Home Depot and set us back an afternoon. Hubby installed the drywall, and we called it a day.
On Sunday, once that was complete, we made the first cuts on the butcher block. SO EXCITING!
I cannot tell you how happy I am. Everything is grooving….and then.
It’s hard to see, but the butcher block is warped. <insert big sigh and maybe a curse word here>. My husband nailed the cut, and we were so disappointed.
This curtailed the rest of our progress for the weekend until we can exchange the countertops.
In the meantime, it’s time to make backsplash decisions.
I’m leaning toward the glass tile. It’s a little pop of color. I like the reflective properties, which I think will help bounce the light around, and it also blends with the travertine floor tile that I am living with for now.
That is the update for now. Whew, to be honest, we may have to reevaluate the weekend-only renovation pretty quickly!
Thank you for stopping by!
Until next time,