So, another busy week has gone by. I am happy top say that with a few unexpected time off from work I was able to finish a project that was started months ago. Whoowee!
So…. what happens when you don’t have enough cabinet space or a proper pantry in your little kitchen??? You compromise by painting a beat up metal cabinet that you have to kick the door to shut it!
What do you do when you are sick of looking at it, kicking it AND have a bunch of old doors, scrap wood and porch finnials taking up space in your garage????
You start brain storming, come up with a plan, draw a rough sketch and drag out the hammer and circular saw and start building!
Here’s a glance of my new Pantry mid-project, put together and primed. (Please excuse the mess in the garage!) The sides are made up of a set of two panelled closet bi-fold doors, the shelves are the scrap wood and the front will be the thrift store vintage panelled door I have hung on to just waiting for the perfect project.
Once assembled and primed, I painted it and gave it the same color wash treatment I did on the rest of my kitchen cabinets a few months ago. (You can read my Cabinet Update Post Here )
To add some character to the piece I trimmed the top with some decorative moulding.
To compensate for the baseboard moulding on the wall I decided to ommit the back feet so it would lay flush against the wall. I screwed it right into the wall studs to secure it. Here it is all done…….
A view from the side….
As you can see the new “pantry” is much taller and I have alot of room for food storage. I COULD have spent the time to “stage” the shelves for a much better photo but I thought I’d keep it real!
What do you think???
By no means is it perfect. I am NOT a professional carpenter, but I love how it turned out. I have now freed up some space in my existing cabinets which sparked a new quick makeover project. More on THAT later!
Thanks so much for visiting today!
I love your design! I have an old door sitting in my garage that I have been wondering what to do with. This is such a great idea – one of my favorite designs for old doors so far!
I’m very impressed with your carpentry skills! or skillz, whichever you prefer 😉
Hey babe, I’m so proud of u! Ur just kickin ass & taken name later right LOL U r so talented, I’m glad ur makin money at it. Well gotta go now so I’ll ttuf Love u A. Linda xxxooo