Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blessing #201 - My New Pantry Door

Last week, I took one more step in ridding my house of paneling.  Here is a quick reminder of what my kitchen looked like before...

And now!!!

Seriously! My dark little kitchen is so much lighter! I am so, SoOoOoOo happy with how it turned out!

It took me six weeks to paint my dining room, but I had to get this room done in a week.  Sometimes, when I see a makeover on a blog, my mind fills in the blanks.  I assume the woman worked on the makeover all day, cooked supper, and kept up with all the laundry.

Let me help you fill in the blanks. Last week, I painted the kitchen....and that's it.  I am not super woman. I can't do it all. For one week though, I focused and got this job done, and when it was finished, I took a day to dig out of the disaster that was my house. Now, things are running back in normal normal as it can get around here.

Originally, I planned on painting the walls blue gray.  I spent 40 minutes in Sherwin Williams with two workers helping me pick out just the right shade of blue gray that matched my dining room too.  (Reason #357 that I love Sherwin Williams)

Once I found just the right color, I took it home a sample and painted a big part of the wall, and....I hated it! Hated every bit of it.

I don't know what it is, but I'm just a fan of having neutrals on my walls.  I did find a good use for that blue paint sample, and it is my favorite part of the kitchen.

I just love my blue pantry door.  I originally saw this on The House of Smiths. I spray painted the door handle with my favorite dark bronze paint and roughed up all the edges on the door.  Making the door look a little older really fits the character of this 150 year old house.

The new door even makes my pantry look better.

I still have a few projects to do on another wall, but for today, I just wanted to share my pantry door.  It's amazing what a difference a little paint can make.


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  2. Your pantry door definitely stands out in your kitchen! The color blue is very pleasing in the eye. Also, great move on changing the color of the kitchen walls; it's brighter and makes your 15-year-old home looks new. Great job, and I wish you well on your next projects!

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  3. William GulliverMay 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    It's indeed amazing how a simple paint job can work wonders in a room's overall
    look. You did great in choosing brighter shades to glam up your
    kitchen. The white walls highlighted your blue door and enhanced the
    clean look of your kitchen. Painting your door not only gave it a
    fresher look, but it also made it sturdier. Good job on this one, and
    good luck on your future house projects!

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  4. Congratulations on your new pantry
    door, Steph. It indeed added glamour to your pantry. Check it
    regularly, okay? If you see some dents and chips, you should fix it
    right away. This will make your door look beautiful in the long run.

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