Renovation Chaos- week five of the Jeffery Court Renovation Challenge

Welcome to week five of the Jeffery Court Renovation Challenge, and the word of the week is CHAOS!

If you would like to start from the beginning, you can catch up here.

Week one/ Week two / Week three / Week four

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Renovation Chaos

We returned home from our mini-vacation to Portland to have the reality of how far behind we were set in.

In a BIG way!

Let’s peek at all the projects that are in process.

Renovation chaos is real, folks!

The backsplash and countertops are the only 100% finished projects.

We are almost finished with the floors.

So I am calling that 99% done.

All but sealing the grout.

The tile makes my heart happy!

Shows floor tile Suburbs by Jeffery Court HD available at Home Depot. Kitchen renovation chaos
Before grout. Suburbs by Jeffery Court tile

Paint projects galore

We’ve started the kitchen cabinets.

First, we taped off windows and counters and such with trusty Frog Tape (Thanks for sponsoring the challenge!).

Image shows green Frogtape
Thank you, FROGTAPE!

We then cleaned (TSP is your best friend here) then we primed all the cabinets.

Painting kitchen cabinets with Pratt & Lambert paint
Priming the cabinets and taped off the backsplash so we can spray the walls.

Next, we started painting the lower cabinet doors and boxes with the most beautiful blue- Mariner by Pratt and Lambert, who sponsored the paint for our kitchen renovation.

Pratt & Lambert Aquanamel paint in Mariner Blue.
Mariner by Pratt and Lambert is a GORGEOUS blue!

Pratt and Lambert’s Aquanamel line is a dream to work with.

Painting Kitchen cabinets Mariner blue (navy)
This blue is perfection with the backsplash and floor tile.
First coat of cabinet paint

At this point, we are in divide and conquer mode.

We also started painting our walls.

Told you, total renovation chaos.


I choose Bright White (WHO1) for the walls as the house is very dark, and I want to lighten it as much as possible.

The trim will be a cream color yet to be chosen.

We decided because time is of the essence here that we would make the job go quicker if we used a paint sprayer from Wagner, also a Renovation Challenge sponsor, and all I can say is THANK GOODNESS.

Wagner Paint Sprayer Flexio 3500
We are spraying the walls with Designer White from Pratt and Lambert with our Wagner Sprayer.

If you have not used a sprayer before, I love how it enables you to make quick work of a project.

This is the Wagner Flexio 3500, and it is ahhhhmazing.

Painting walls with Wagner Paint sprayer

Sorry for the dark photos; we are working some pretty late nights!

Renovation chaos
CHAOS, I tell you!

What’s next?

This is our catch-up list for this week.

  • We still have to hang shelves
  • Plumbing needs to be connected
  • Need to address front of bar counter
  • Bar stools arrived- color is off.
  • Trim

Follow along on IG its where I post daily stories @alifeunfolding


Stay tuned to see if we actually pull it off.

Until next week,


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  1. You guys are doing such a great job on this project! Can’t wait for to see the end result.

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow the floors are gorgeous! I love it and you are doing great work!


  3. Kim Waldorf says:

    I love the color of the cabinets. It has been fun watching your progress. Voted today!

  4. Marie says:

    Even with a vacation, you are still making great progress That blue is totally perfection with the 2 tile choices- wow!

  5. Looks like it’s coming along so well! I used a similar blue for our island and love it! Xo Nipa

  6. Linda says:

    I’ve been following along on IG, but had to stop by for a closer look at your reno! Love all the finishes and colors and can’t wait to see the final reveal! (and I’ll be sure to vote!)

  7. Heike says:

    This is an incredible job so far and doubt it’ll be amazing. Love those colors.

  8. Marieza says:

    Wow, Libbie! This is a massive project and you are doing so well! Almost there!

  9. melba says:

    You are a brave soul! That is a huge project. I love the flooring, gorgeous!!!

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