It is Week Three of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda @ Calling it Home. This crazy challenge provides bloggers with the opportunity to transform a space in just 6 short weeks.
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OK…can it really be week three?!!?!?! I am kinda freaking out. With only a couple of weeks left, I am trying to turn my wire shelved panty into something beautiful. It is only a pantry right! Well this is when real life sets in. Fitzy is only home on the weekends with lots of travel during the week for work. Our son that is stationed over seas is coming home soon on leave (Insert huge happy momma face!). Since we don’t get to see our son very often and all of our family lives out of town, family will be coming to visit over the next couple of weeks to spend time with our son. This is a huge amount of happiness and excitement for me. But…probably not the ideal time to be tackling a pantry project. It is a little difficult to put together meals for a house full of people while living with a disrupted kitchen. Certainly not the first time I have questioned my sanity. 🙂
Really…just a couple more weeks to turn the lovely before panty in to this…
Well all 72 holes are filled and sanded after taking the old wire shelves down. I am convinced those old shelves were designed to stay there forever. Even with my kids constantly climbing on them (are my kids the only monkeys that do that?) they never budged from the wall. Next we were able to get the entire pantry painted. I selected Balanced Beige by Sherwin Williams mainly because I had an extra gallon left over from another project but also because I love the soft neutral color. My youngest daughter loudly announced, “Mom…why do you always have to use the boring colors!!!” Then she proudly announced the best color would be pink! That little miss of mine loves the color pink and would be delighted to paint the entire world that color.
As soon as the bead board wall paper from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot arrived I was so excited. We have used plenty of real bead board in our other homes and I always love it. Considering the shelves will be placed in front of the wall paper, I was willing to give it a try.
Now can I tell you I love it. It was super easy to install and took me less than an hour to cut and paste in place. My original plan was to paint it white but it comes in a natural white color and didn’t need painted. Yeah!!!
We started to build the top shelves while we wait for the bottom cabinets to be delivered.
We installed 2×2 boards to provide the support for each shelf. The plan is to use MDF for the shelves.
We have made some nice progress this week.
Please stop back next week to see our progress. 🙂 Fingers crossed the cabinets arrive soon!
Last fall I had the opportunity to participate in the One Room Challenge. You can click here to see how I transformed our builder grade master closet into something both functional and beautiful!