ORC – Week 3 – A Reorganized Kitchen

As you can see, I skipped week two!  We went to West Virginia to see my mom over the long weekend.  My son had Friday and Monday off.  I thought I would do a blog post when I was down there, but we were SO BUSY!  So this is week two and week three.  Not that we made that much progress – more like a week or less!  My husband did surprise me by cleaning out the refrigerator!  You might have noticed I did not have a before picture of THAT!!  So here are the pictures. . . (We lost the camera charger again!) so that was one of the reasons I’m late again posting this week!

There’s Zana sniffing around in the kitchen! The island is all angles and rather small. I really don’t have much counter space.
Here’s a full view of my expensive stove – dual fuel! I only had room for a stove with four burners and one oven. We wanted the downdraft because we thought a hood would look strange hanging down over top of the island and might block some much needed light from the windows and the back door. Our kitchen is rather dark because all the windows and doors open to covered porches.
A real before picture with stuff soaking in the sink and a messy countertop! I really do want to clear off my counters so I can use the little counter space I have to cook and bake!

You’ve probably already checked out the other one room challenge participants, but if not, here’s the link:



ORC- Fall 2016 – Week 2

I actually have some “during” pictures.  I started to peel off the wallpaper in the half bath.  The top half came off pretty easily.  My husband had to use the steamer on the bottom half.  Before he got too far, he asked me what I was going to do with the walls.  Then I remembered I wanted to put up beadboard.  I had forgotten all about that!  So he decided we didn’t need to take off the wallpaper.  I thought maybe taking off the wallpaper was the right thing to do, but he doesn’t think this is necessary.  Nothing seems moldy so I guess that’s okay.  I want wooden shelves and brackets.  The beadboard will be painted white and the shelves and brackets will be painted yellow.

I wish I had room for another sink, but I don’t.  I want to put the microwave in the pantry where the sink is.  I need more counter space in the kitchen.  Before and during pictures are supposed to be bad, right?!  These are absolutely terrible.  (I really need to find my camera charger!)

Thanks to Linda for hosting the ORC.  You can see the other participants’ ORC projects by using this link:


I never did like this sink. Too modern! This pedestal sink is also the cheapest one there is.
I never did like this sink. Too modern! This pedestal sink is also the cheapest one there is.