One Room Challenge: Week 6 {The Reveal!}

Posted in DIY
on May 10, 2017

It’s finally here! The big reveal! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. In fact, I keep running around the kitchen, moving things around and then putting them back, fiddling with everything in an attempt to make everything exactly perfect. Of course, there’s no such thing, and I’m far from done with our kitchen, but for now I’m pretty darn happy about this room! 


So, without further ado, let’s look back to where this kitchen began, and see how far it’s come! 

Before (when we first moved in): 

Once it was painted: 

And the finished (for now) product!! 


Over the past 6 weeks, I painted the kitchen, installed new cupboard hardware, installed new pendant lights, refinished and painted the pantry doors, and refinished the coffee bar and our high top table. The final touches were lots of DIY decor projects and some fun farmhouse finds to complete the look.

Bonus: I spent until $400 total on this kitchen makeover!

I’m still working on a few small things, and dreaming about new countertops, backsplash and a farmhouse sink, but for now, I’m pretty darn happy about our kitchen. In fact, I smile every time I walk in the room! All the little details really make the room extra special!


I’m looking forward to sharing a few of the DIY projects I did for the kitchen soon, but first I want to hear all about your One Room Challenge stories!! Even if you aren’t doing the Challenge, I’d love to hear about the projects you’ve been working on. Anything fun for the spring? I’m always eager to chat! 

Follow along with my DIY and homemade adventures on Instagram, FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Bloglovin’  for more of my day-to-day life and projects! Happy creating!


{Interested in collaborations, or have questions, comments, or feedback for me? Please feel free to email at – I’m always happy to chat!}


Find the other One Room Challenge posts:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5 





  • Reply Andi

    That coffee station is amazing!!!! Ah! And I love the lights you chose. And the drawer hardware. And all of it! Nicely done!

    May 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply emmacarley

    You’re too sweet! Thanks Andi!! πŸ™‚

    May 11, 2017 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Hayden Scharrer

    Your kitchen turned out amazing! A little bit of paint can go a long way! I too realized this when I painted over our ugly stained cabinets and lime green walls (ugh-previous owners). Kudos to you on an amazing job!

    June 13, 2017 at 10:40 am
    • Reply emmacarley

      Thanks Hayden!! Lime green walls?! Who comes up with these ideas? I bet your kitchen looks so much better now! πŸ™‚

      June 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm

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