One Room Challenge Week 3 :: Floor Tile & Cabinets!

Date
Oct, 19, 2016
One Room Challenge Week 3

How is it already week 3?! I can’t believe we’re half way through this renovation but it’s SO exciting seeing it all come together! If you’re just joining, make sure to go back and check out week 2 HERE and week 1 HERE.

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We made some really good progress this week with the floor and some cabinets! Let’s chat about the cabinets first. So I wanted two tall ones for the wall across from the washer and dryer that a bench would go in between. I kept searching online and couldn’t really find ones I liked, or the ones I did seemed cheap and not worth it. The only unfinished ones I could find were a little pricey but I was willing to pay if that was all I could find. The day I was going to pull the trigger and make a purchase my FIL called me and told me to stop by the job he was working on. He lays tile for a living and was working on a house that day and the cabinets were measured wrong and couldn’t be used. They were perfect. We got a hella deal on them and he brought them home the next day 🙂

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They’re made of particle board which is totally fine with me, it just meant a little more prep work. I sanded them both down and gave them two coats of primer.

I really wanted to use Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Paint but they don’t have a dark base for it and since I wanted navy paint, it wouldn’t work. So they recommended their Solo paint which I’ve been super happy with so far!

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I sat at Sherwin Williams for a solid hour before deciding on Anchors Aweigh.

One Room Challenge Week 3

One Room Challenge Week 3

I was a little nervous because the first coat went on super blue, but once I added more it got nice and dark. I’ve still got maybe one more coat left and then I need to seal them up and add some pretty hardware 🙂 I think I’m going to leave the insides as is for now too. So those will get installed this weekend once they’re all dry!

Ok now for the floor! Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before:

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My FIL decided it would be easiest to just work over the existing tile so first he put some skim coat down.

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Then it was tile time! I decided on some rectangular porcelain tiles that look pretty much exactly like concrete for a quarter of the price.

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So so lucky we had him to do this for us! What took him about 3 hours total would have taken us days.

One Room Challenge Week 3

One Room Challenge Week 3

One Room Challenge Week 3

Ah I’m loving it! This is without the grout.

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And this was shortly after the grout was in and it was still drying a bit.

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AND our new washer and dryer are coming TODAY! woo hoo!! Our hamper is about to explode.

Ok so let’s see how we’re doing:

  • Tear down existing wall tile
  • Install new Drywall 
  • Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls
  • Paint walls
  • Remove old light and install new one
  • Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
  • Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
  • Reattach base boards and trim
  • Paint sink vanity
  • Install sink into vanity
  • Install new washer and dryer
  • Stain door slab countertop
  • Install countertop
  • Hang wooden shelf and style it
  • Paint tall cabinets
  • Install a DIY bench between cabinets
  • DIY wood treatment above bench
  • DIY system for hanging clothes
  • DECORATE!

As always a huge thanks to my amazing sponsors who are making this all possible! Blanco, Lamps.com, Crates & Pallet and HomeRight!

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Don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home to see all the other makeovers!

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45 Comments

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    Esther Diaz

    March 15, 2018

    They look great! Planning to do some changes to my home too. Hopefully, it goes to plan, I already have few ideas on what to do. But will surely search for more. Anyways, thank you for sharing this. Cheers!

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    Heather

    May 9, 2017

    Wow, that floor looks so much better than what was there before! And the paint job on the cabinets is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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    Christina

    February 6, 2017

    Your father in law’s help with the tile must have been well appreciated. Choosing a tile that has the appearance of concrete for significantly less was a nice move as well.

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    Ruthie

    November 2, 2016

    The navy cabinets look great and that tile is amazing!! Can’t wait to see next week!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      Thanks Ruthie!

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    Melissa @ Polished Habitat

    October 27, 2016

    Oh my gosh! What a awesome deal on the cabinets. The tile is looking gorgeous, too!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      It was like it was meant to be! Thanks Melissa!

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    Jenn

    October 25, 2016

    Looking great! Love the new tile!

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      brepurposed

      October 26, 2016

      Thanks so much, Jenn!

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    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    October 25, 2016

    Girl you are kicking butt and taking names! Love that color blue!

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      brepurposed

      October 26, 2016

      Thanks girl!! It’s starting to come together!

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    Meg @ Green With Decor

    October 24, 2016

    Lucky you, what a great FIL!! It’s looking so good, can’t wait to see the finished room!

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      brepurposed

      October 24, 2016

      he’s been such a huge help!!

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    Katy

    October 24, 2016

    Oh please please please share where you got your tile!! I’ve been assessing high and low for the perfect “distressed cement” tile for my fireplace surround! The room is looking great!

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      Katy

      October 24, 2016

      Searching*

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      brepurposed

      October 24, 2016

      Hi Katy! So it’s actually porcelain tile meant to look like concrete! It was super affordable. We got it from a friend who owns a local tile shop but the brand is called Sintesi Italian Tile. I hope that helps! I love it so much 🙂

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        Shannon Sadik

        May 22, 2017

        Could you provide the name of your local tile store? I’m obsessed with this tile but I’ve googled and called around and no one can identify this flooring for me. I’d love to find out where I can get it, if not from your local tile store. Thx!

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          brepurposed

          May 22, 2017

          Oh gosh sorry you’re having such a hard time tracking it down! Our local store is called Buckeye Ceramic Tile in Youngstown, OH. Ask for Jeff or just mention that you saw it on my blog and they should be able to help you out!

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    julian mark

    October 23, 2016

    oh my goodness love you about shearing this
    thank tou

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    Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios

    October 21, 2016

    Girl I gotta get me a better FIL! Your’s rocks. Love that tile. I haven’t comitted to doing anything major to my laundry room floor but it is currently peel n stick tiles I would love to replace. This look is exactly what I was considering. Super jealous.

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      brepurposed

      October 24, 2016

      ha he’s been pretty great 😉 It’s such a versatile look, I love it! And it was totally affordable, you should do it!

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    Jen @Noting Grace

    October 21, 2016

    Bre – I have been looking forward to seeing how the progress has been on your room this week! We tackled our floors too, but yours. I’m swooning! What a blessing to have a sweet and helpful FIL! I CAN.NOT wait to see the final reveal!

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      Aw thanks girl! It was such a huge help having him do the floors for us! It would have taken us forever!

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    Nicole @ The inspired hive

    October 21, 2016

    Oh my goodness, I LOVVVVVVE the tile!!!! You are so lucky to have your father-in-law for this project! Can you send him over here next?? 😉

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      haha I totally would!

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    Jessica | Petal + Ply

    October 20, 2016

    Can’t believe those tiles are porcelain! :0 They’re gorgeous. Great choice.

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      Right?! Such a cheaper option for the same look!

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    Maria Brittis

    October 20, 2016

    Yes the tiles looks like concrete and I love that. SOOOO gorgeous! Cant wait to see it all come together.
    Maria

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      Thanks Maria!!

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    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    October 20, 2016

    So exciting! You accomplished so much this week – and those new floors are AWESOME!

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      Thanks girl! I’m loving how they turned out!

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    October 20, 2016

    Major progress for the win!! Love where this is going.

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      brepurposed

      October 20, 2016

      Woo! Smooth sailing so far!

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    Jillian

    October 20, 2016

    I love that cabinet color too, beautiful! The floors are awesome! Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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      brepurposed

      October 20, 2016

      Thanks Jillian! It’s starting to come together!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    October 20, 2016

    I just got Anchors Aweigh for my entryway and put the first coat on because I couldn’t wait! I, too, was nervous about how blue it was, but I know not to judge before seeing it finished. I LOVE the way these look with multiple coats. It’s such a pretty color!

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      brepurposed

      October 20, 2016

      Ah it’s such a dreamy color! Can’t wait to see it in your entryway!

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    Calling it Home

    October 20, 2016

    This is going to be so good! Love your FIL

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      brepurposed

      October 20, 2016

      Thanks Linda! Me too 😉 He’s been a huge help!

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    Cassie Bustamante

    October 20, 2016

    LOVE where this is going! i just love your style! fangirl!

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      brepurposed

      October 20, 2016

      haha thanks girl!! appreciate your support 🙂

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