Saturday, March 12, 2011

My first really big project: Tackling my pantry

I have a pantry.  We bought it when we moved into an apartment that had NO storage space.  Just a simple white particle board, two door, four shelf cabinet.

And I’m tired of the white.  It’s been white for years, it’s boring.  So I decided to change it.  I’m inspired by so many of the blogging ladies, I’m changing it up!  I decided on KILZ color Caraway Seed, a sort of dark taupe.  It’s a really long process, because the paint takes a while to dry, so this will definitely be a multi-day project.  But I do have some photos to share of the process thus far!!

Here’s my pantry Before.  Picture this with white doors – I forgot to take a picture before I removed the doors – with white plastic handles – which I might very well replace.The Pantry: Before

Here’s the fronts of the doors painted with two coats.  That’s the color, and I LOVE it!!  I painted them last night and let them dry overnight. Painted doors

My snack, because everybody needs fuel for a quasi-long-term project, yes?  Yay for Costco!  (This post not sponsored by Snickers… unless they want to sponsor me!)  Snickers: Fuel of champions

Lifted the doors to paint a coat on the backside, and the bottoms of the shelves have one coat as well.  Yay!Another step in the painting.

My goal is to have this done by the end of next weekend.  I have a girlfriend coming over on Tuesday, and I’m hoping to do a big chunk of the project that day, we’ll see!

1 comment:

  1. so far so good.... cant wait to see it finished!