Hey HMC readers, This month I’ve been super excited (and crazy nervous) to join in the fun of a really cool 6-week decorating challenge called the On

         
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Hey HMC readers,

This month I’ve been super excited (and crazy nervous) to join in the fun of a really cool 6-week decorating challenge called the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home. It's the perfect opportunity to remodel the kitchen in my new house!

So this month has been kitchen-renovation-crazy. I've been planning, choosing materials, and working with a great team to get it all in.

Have a peek at the progress so far...

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The first things that go into a complete kitchen remodel are dreaming, imagining, and planning! I put together a whole gallery of kitchen inspiration before we got started on the project. Come and see my ideas!

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Spring is my favorite season. I spend the whole year waiting for it! I love to add a pop of color to my garden, but in my new house, the garden was looking boring and drab. Luckily, my friends from Monrovia helped me pull off an amazing little outdoor space! If you like what you see, you can see their whole catalog here. Why don't you come and have a look at my new spring garden?

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By week 2 of my small kitchen remodel, things were already beginning to take shape. You can really see how a few pieces can make a huge difference in a kitchen - even a small one! See the before and after shots.

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The plumbing is probably the most important part of a kitchen, but it can also be one of the most stylish parts! I'm in love with my new sink from Moen. There were a lot of great Moen faucets to choose from, but the one I picked seemed perfect for a contemporary cottage kitchen. Here it is!

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By week 4 of the project, my new kitchen floor was in! It's so much prettier than the old one. Progress is slow but, looking on the bright side, I got a whole load of beautiful things for the kitchen! Here’s a sneak peek...

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I'm so excited to see what my kitchen looks like when it's all finished (and I can't wait to have my cooking space back, too)! What do you think of the progress so far? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

One last thing - for tips, inspiration, and new DIY friends, don't forget to join my HMC Makers group on Facebook. We'd love to see what you've been working on, and support you with any projects you have coming up!

Until next time,

Ursula

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