It’s crazy to think about leaving for Pittsburgh in just 3 days! We take off Friday to renovate an entire kitchen for Frigidaire Professional, on camera, in a handful of days (read more about how that came to be here). We did our own kitchen renovation in 7 weeks, which felt good and fast and something to be proud of. But we’ll be doing this one in 6 days and, really, we’re just crossing our toes and holding our breath and preparing ourselves for little sleep and a lot of fun. Honestly, we have spent every waking minute planning the details of this kitchen for the last 3 months and now that it’s just about here, we thought it would be fun to share the plans of how Chris and I mapped out exactly how we plan to tackle an entire gut kitchen renovation in a short amount of time.
But first! A few fun details we’ll be including. We’ll be building a custom range hood and wanted to hang a prominent piece of art hanging above it, inspired by this (from here):
I wanted the art to be meaningful, so I commissioned my talented sister,Victoria, to do a painting for the space. She sent me an in-progress and I am so excited for it.
Saturday, June 4th
• cabinets removed
• soffit removed
• appliances moved out
• faux brick backsplash removed
• radiator capped and removed
• set up work station
• boxes put together
• wall cut and appropriate area removed
• top section constructed and header in place
• edging strip
• joint compound
Sunday, June 6th
electrical (need to bring in an electrician)
• relevant ceiling material removed
• wires run for lights, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, range hood, and disposal
• walls sanded
• walls textured
• walls painted
• ceiling painted
• flipped around
• supports hung
• cabinets hung
Monday, June 6th
• in place
• glue and nail down 1/4in plywood
• threshold added
Tuesday, June 7th
• support frame built and hung
• installed and hooked up
• trimmed out if applicable
• water line for fridge run
Wednesday, June 7th
• paneled and trimmed
• exterior door
• kitchen entry
• doors, drawers and fittings assembled and in place
Thursday, June 8th
• all trim
• open shelves
Friday, June 9th
We’re excited to get started and probably unfold a few surprises, and more than anything completely transform a kitchen and give it a new life. We’ll be documenting the whole thing on Snapchat live (you can find me @juliamarcum), so if we get off schedule you can keep us in line. Ha! Ready? Set. —
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