Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pantry Build Complete!!!

My goal on finishing the pantry was this upcoming weekend.  So it looks like I beat my goal.  YAY!  Plus it didn't hurt that my friends have invited themselves over for dinner on Sunday to give me a swift kick in the ass to get it done.  And while it's not technically finished per se, the build part of it is.  Now it's just time to find some pretty organizational bins and stock it back up.  My dining room table will thank me.

So when we last chatted about the pantry we were here  

I finally was able to get to Menard's the other day to get the last board since one of them had a big crack in it that I didn't catch when I purchased it.  Once I had the new board painted I was able to continue.  Also while I was there, I picked up different wood decorative brackets.  These ones worked so much better than the flimsy, cheap ones I purchased first.  Although I liked their simple shape a lot better as they were less chunky than the new ones.  But I'd rather fore go design for function- preferring for my food to not come crashing to the ground in the middle of the night.  So it went from the above photo- to this tonight.  

This is a much better depiction of the actual color in the room as well.  The previous post looks more aqua and darker than it actually is.  It's very faint.  Not all in ya face like it was showing.  

Here are a few close up shots of some of the brackets and how the shelves are being held up.  The photo below shows how I attached the back shelf and the side shelf together for a little more support.  And the 1 X 3 underneath holds up the back and sides of the shelf.

The bottom shelves also got a support, in the non-decorative way with heavy duty metal brackets- that I quickly painted to match the wall color rather than leaving them white.  Even though you can't see them unless you bend down.  Also, the same reason why I didn't stain the bottom of the shelf.  Can't see it.  Why bother.  Lazy.

Finally the decorative wood brackets on the top shelves.  So pretty.  I went for smaller ones for the side shelves since they are only 10" deep.  The back shelves are 12" so I opted to go bigger with the brackets, since they'll be able to hold more weight.

I also picked up a roll of clear contact paper that I put on all of the white shelves on top to protect the paint as I'm sure they'll get scratched up fairly quickly with all of the different things coming and going on the shelves.  

I still need to do a clear protective coat on the dark stained shelves as well as put the contact paper on the bottom white shelves as well.  But those damn Olympics are on and I'm obsessed.  So I've been a little consumed with my television.  

When I see how it turned out, I can't believe it looks this good!!  It's funny how you see something in your mind and hope that you can make it happen and this time it did!!  I'm so happy with it.  Although it is crazy to think that this:

Turned into this:

Hopefully I find some cute bins to organize the shelves some.  That'll be on my list of things to do this weekend.  

I will say that now that I've done this, I feel a little more confident on tackling my master closet.  We'll see.  HAH. 


  1. I just found your blog. This pantry is exactly like mine, just opposite with the side shelves. My pantry is part of what used to be a hallway in my old Victorian house. I just love how you did this and intend to copy your work!. Glad I found you.

    1. Oh send me pictures of the before and after! Would love to see how it turns out. :)


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