Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pantry Reveal

My parents came this weekend and brought my sweetheart son back after having him all week.  I missed this boy soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

Makes me already start mourning the day he moves out.  I am not kidding.  I may or may not have cried everyday he was gone.  I will never tell.

So he is home and my parents stayed to help me out with the pantry project.  If you recall from this post, this is what the pantry used to look like...

Gross.  Anyway, I got it to this point last week...

I cut down the shelving into Ls and put them up properly with the correct bracing.  But I needed my parents' help for the rest.

But first, some Sydney time...

Ok, first the trim comes down.

Testing out the doors before putting the hinges on...

 The doors are actually one solid clear pine bifold 36" X 81" closet door.  My dad removed the hinge from the center so we could use it as two doors that open in the center.  I got them at Menards and one bifold door was $105.

 The magnetic catch that will keep the doors closed.

This is what it looked like to have the doors and hardware on.  I used the old drawer pulls I had since I replaced the drawer pulls when I painted the cabinets.

My dad made up some cute shelves for the inside of the doors for spices, cutting boards, baggies and stuff.  I am not going to say how many prototypes it took.  We eventually found a prototype we (mom, dad and I) all could agree on and my dad somehow still talks to us.

Then I removed the shelving and spray painted them in the garage.  I left the doors in place and just taped off the trim.  I primed them and then painted two coats of the same paint I used on the kitchen cabinets: Dutch Boy- Thin Ice.

 I cleared off the fridge because guess what???  We are getting a big, shiny new one delivered on July 12th!!!  Woot woot!

Now look waaaaaay up to the top.  I added two more shelves for rarely used items.  And pay no attention to the painters tape on the magnetic catch.  I will be painting it black the next time I have my chalkboard paint out.

And while we were at it, we replaced the hollow core lame entry closet door with a new
wood one for consistency.  And I have some organizing plans for that closet this fall.

I am super excited this project is complete.  Love me some organization.  Now just counting down the days for my fridge!

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