If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pantry re-dos - the projects that I thought would take 1 day but really took all week

Our home has 2 pantries, one is regular closet size and was mostly used for storage of cleaning supplies, cookbooks, and miscellaneous kitchen stuff.
The other pantry is bigger and has always held food. We have less food items with just Jeff and I living here but we seem to have lots of stuff so I wanted to switch the 2 pantries around. I also want to add some color to them.
So, last Sunday, I emptied everything out of the smaller pantry and thought this job would go so quickly. Well, sweet Gavin spent 3 days with me and I went to the VA hospital with Jeff one day and then on the other day, I mostly did regular home cleaning and a little shopping. But by Friday afternoon, somehow, the change-around was complete.


Before - big pantry


After - now it has red-check shelf liner with an ivory lace-look shelf trim
Can you see all the cookbooks? Uncle Rex gave me a big stack of his when he moved to the retirement home and now I have room for all the cookbooks in one spot


top shelf holds my cake pedestals, punch bowls and cups and plates - I don't use them every day but they are pretty and I like to look at them often

the bottom shelf holds Jeff's barbecue tools and pans

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Junk pantry before

After - I painted the walls green, lined the shelves with white shelf liner and added a trim on the front. I cut strips from vinyl lace tablecloths to make the trim and I really like the old-fashioned look.





I used a rose sponge stamp to add a little more color to this food pantry. I'd never sponge stamped on a wall before but it was fun and easy, and I may just put some more roses somewhere else.

8 comments:

  1. Both pantries look wonderful, Rhonda! I love the lace edging, shelf lining, and the stamped rose border. You did good! :)

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  2. Great job on the pantries. I cleaned mine a few weeks ago and it already looks like it need's again!

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  3. Rhonda, Pantries look nice. Love the look with the vinyl tablecloth edge.
    My jobs always seem to take longer. You had good reason tho with Gavin and then with Jeff>

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  4. Your pantries look great! I have the same red checked liner in my kitchen cabinets and love it!!! I like your edging!

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  5. Great job on the pantries! They look great.

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  6. You've been productive! I need to clean out my pantries too...

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  7. What a terrific idea for shelf edging. I've looked for lacy type edgings for years now (at least 30!) to put on an old hutch I once had and for the shelves in my cabinet, without luck. I shall look for a vinyl lace cloth to use!

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  8. Hello - just wanted to tell your followers that Rhonda got all her organizational skills from her momma!!! Well, to be perfectly honest she is not nearly as organized now that she is quickly approaching 80....Love, Mom

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Jeff and Rhonda

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