Hello! It’s week 3 of the ORC!
We have made it to the half way point and I’m feeling pretty good about things… mostly. This week saw a lot of tiling and manual labor for both my dad and I (more so him, if I’m being totally transparent- thanks Dad). And if you saw my Instagram stories you’ll know manual labor or too much of it in one week was not good for me. At all. Shout out to the ER doctors at Syosset hospital. Woop woop.
Back to tiling. It’s turning out to be quite the project to get done, since we are not professionals at this sort of thing. It takes a lot of time to really map out how the tiles fit together to create that classic subway look. Then cuts and more cuts around the outlets and all that. But the look. Guys. It’s so good with the cabinet color and the countertop.
Speaking of cabinets, I wanted to talk a little bit about them and the whole painting process.
I had been wanting to just give the kitchen a little love ever since dear ol’ dad and I painted the adjoining family room. The kitchen was looking sad. So while I was perusing Facebook one day, I came across a post regarding paint that was as easy to use as chalk paint (without the chalk). No sanding or priming. It was called Rethunk Junk by Laura. I was intrigued so I contacted Rethunk Junk and asked for some samples. They immediately sent me some colors I was thinking of using and instantly fell in love with how easy it was to apply. Upon speaking with Laura, she graciously agreed to sponsoring my kitchen cabinet makeover and I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with her for this project. (Just so you know, all thoughts about this product are my own and even though she provided her products, I whole heartedly believe they are great!)
The first step of using Rethunk Junk is the Prep. Literally the easiest step. Just spray it on and rub the grime off with their scrubby pad. And then marvel at the filth that comes off your kitchen cabinets. YUK! Next take the paint and start applying it. Yup, that easy. You don’t even have to be precise about it just get it on there and then smooth it out. Make sure there are no drips! The paint self levels beautifully for simple application. It dries pretty quick too so I was able to do two coats in one day. I ended up doing another coat because my cabinets were dark and I wanted to be sure they looked perfect. Insert eye roll here. But I did not use all the paint they sent me. It really goes a long way. Next and final step was the Tough Top. I was so nervous to do this part, just because I hate the smell and how tricky top coats can be sometimes. But Laura’s stuff is a dream to work with! I had little trouble with it and a smell there was not. Nope. Nothing. The cabinets turned out better than I had hoped and now I just want to paint everything! Check out these awesome results from my not so awesome phone pictures (sorry!).
The color is stunning. I love how it changes through the day too!
It’s just so pretty! I am so pleased that I could DIY my cabinets and it wasn’t a huge undertaking. So a huge thank you to Laura and her family for this gorgeous product oh and super helpful Youtube videos!
Check her products out here!
Here’s to 2.75 more weeks to get this all done. Fingers crossed. Please check out the 20 featured designers by clicking here. And my fellow Guest Participants here. Give them all some love! And if you want to learn about the One Room Challenge in general, please check it out here. I do love the community of people this brings together!
If you want to follow along in real time, please be sure to follow me on Instagram @ilikeitlovely. You’ll get to see this sort of goodness… look at that tile work. I did that!