One Room Challenge: Week 6 || Full Kitchen Reveal!

Talk about some work, people! This One Room Challenge took six weeks but now we have a TOTALLY different kitchen!!

Take a look at the progress here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |

Or just look at some before  + afters below!

 upper cabinets before

open shelves after

fridge before

fridge after



As you can tell, a lot has changed! We’ve brightened with white paint, wallpaper and open shelving. If you’ve been following along you know that last week we did the wallpaper but still had to attach hardware and build the shelves. We went with a polished nickel hardware, and got it for FREE, thanks to my parents and brother and sister in law!

polished nickel hardware

I love the way it shines and adds to the overall theme of bright + clean! Another look below at the hardware with my new rug and towels. All sources are listed at the bottom!

kitchen island


And, finally a further look at our reclaimed wood shelves! A more detailed post will be coming of how the hubs built these but for now I will briefly describe the process. He used old deck wood that we had from when he built us a new deck. The boards had the factory, rounded edge so he started by cutting that off so the wood grain was exposed. He repeated this many times and pieced together the boards forming this beautiful, thick, wood shelf! We love the natural and rustic look of them as is so we didn’t add any stain. See some pictures below!

kitchen open shelves

close up open shelf

open shelves

open shelves kitchen

I love them!! I’ve now requested he build me some more for our bathroom. And because I can’t get enough of this kitchen here are some more pictures!

overall kitchen
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as we have! Sources are listed below!


Wallpaper: Pixel Diamonds from Walls Need Love | Pendants: Ranarp white pendants from IKEA | Rug: Home Goods | Kitchen towels: Home Goods | Shelves: DIY from the hubby | Brackets: Lowes | Hardware: Top Knobs (free, leftover from my brother) | Hanging Planter: DIY | Plants: Lowes + Home Depot | Cabinet Paint: Blackberry House Paint from Merchants on Main | Wall Paint: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

That’s all for now! Comment below with your thoughts!

Now I’m going to go take a nap… JK I have three kids yelling for me…

16 thoughts on “One Room Challenge: Week 6 || Full Kitchen Reveal!

  1. What a fantastic makeover! Your new kitchen looks so bright and fresh. And I’m a kitchen designer and I don’t know if I have EVER seen a full wall of wallpaper in a kitchen before-it is breathtaking! It totally makes your kitchen…congrats!

  2. Hi Katie! I’m Chloee’s friend and she was telling me about your blog last night, so of course I had to check it out, because it’s not often you meet a fellow Chattanooga blogger. Well, what do I find?! Another ORCer! What a small, small world it is! So lovely to “e-meet” you, and I can’t wait to follow along with your house adventures here and on Insta! Come say hi some time – I’m over on XO

  3. Such a transformation! I love how white paint brightens up a space! The shelves look amazing!

    On a side note, I’ve never seen another kitchen that has the same microwave shelf as mine, even down to the scrolled side! 🙂

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