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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.
If you are new here…thank you for stopping by. My name is Tammy and Hey Fitzy is my happy place. As a mother of four crazy kids, I cherish everything home. From creating a beautiful and family friendly space to sharing a great recipe with friends, Hey Fitzy journals my crazy ideas as we work to turn chaos into comfort. Regardless of whether you are adding something like world map poster wallpapers to your kids wall or are looking to add a floral touch to your own, making a change in any room can make such a difference to the overall aesthetic.
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 pantry 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. 🙂
Considering that we are planning on expanding the kitchen and remodeling the pantry, it might make sense to seek the assistance of Roanoke home remodeling companies or similar service providers to complete this project. So yes…just a couple more weeks to turn the lovely before pantry 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. Thinking about it, I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not. Surely they are meant to budge just a little bit? Either way, they didn’t and I’m glad that I can finally change them. You never know what could be hiding there. I dread to think actually. A good friend of mine renovated her kitchen not that long ago and found quite a few cockroaches that had somehow made their way into her home (she kept it clean, so I don’t know how this happened). With the help of a professional Pest Control service, they were removed safely and she was able to carry on with her renovation. Luckily, we haven’t experienced the same problem but at least we know what to do in case we are. All I kept imagining was a cockroach falling from one of the shelves but they didn’t. Phew! Now, what was next on the list?
After that, we were able to get the entire pantry painted. I selected Balanced Beige by Sherwin Williams mainly because I had an extra gallon leftover 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. It would be a great contrast to our countertop which is not so pink and light in color! Speaking of which, my friends got their kitchen remodeled with one of the prettiest-looking countertops in Durango, and I cannot stop thinking about them. Sigh!
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!