OMGeeee I’m so excited to share this post with you! Like, straight up giddy! I got a new pantry, I got a new pantry!! I GOT A NEW PANTRY!! Oh, wait-how YOU doin’, BTW? I hope your weekend is starting out freaking AWESOME! Now back to me, OK? (I’m totally kidding!!) Seriously, though, I do hope you are well, and I also hope you enjoy these snapshots of our newest addition. It only took 5 + years of
nagging begging encouraging my husband to build us a pantry. He is super capable and definitely handy like that, and since we seriously lacked storage in our kitchen I didn’t think it was too much to ask for, right? Here is the progression, and please don’t judge me for my cluttered and messy BEFORE pictures, mmm-k?
the hutch in the corner on the right is what we had been using for some of our food and kitchen items–the other food was in our cabinets on the other side of the room
first things first: removing all the crap in the way and taking out the moulding
I was a little disappointed at first since this space doesn’t seem nearly big enough
but then Joe framed out the space and I could see the potential…
after putting up the drywall, we had a buddy come over and apply the mud and texture
Joe was so excited about the door he got, he hung it a little prematurely-here is a shot of the textured wall without moulding
and the door comes off so we can put the moulding up
go a long way
next up: getting the cleats just right for our new, custom measured shelves (we took the tallest cereal box and other items from our kitchen to measure out where we wanted shelves to go)
cleats are done and the door re-installed
time for paint!
a finished pantry that is MORE than big enough for our food and small appliances!
Next up: a master bedroom closet. And yes, from scratch because we are without a closet too! I am not sure where the prior homeowners stored their things, but currently we have both guest closets filled to the brim. Oh, I can’t wait!!!! I’ll post more pics of the finished dining room once we have it all settled and decorated and pretty… Hope you have a great weekend!