Friday, May 11, 2012

pantry schmantry

One of the things I love most about our kitchen is a little room that probably goes unnoticed by most of the people who prance into our home. Its a small, rectangular room with no windows that is covered floor to ceiling (that includes the ceiling) in wooden "tongue & groove" wainscoting. I usually have a strict wainscoting hate policy, but somehow this room is okay in my book. The wood is sturdy and thick and cracked in some places, but, in my opinion, that just adds to the look. 
What is the only downside of this room, you might be asking? Picture, in your mind, that a salmon filet and a baby pink crayon got together and made a baby, and that baby decided to cover the entirety of this wood paneled room with itself. Yes, its really that gross looking. But whats even better is that the salmony-pinky color was used to cover up the nasty yellowy, skin-colored paint behind it. 
So, since every other renovation/remodeling project in our home requires manpower in the form of my always busy husband and father-in-law and a lot of time, I decided to take matters into my own hand with this one. I bought the paint (but no primer, as Chris insisted that I wouldn't need any) and started painting a tiny patch to see how it would stick. It, of course, did not stick and peeled off like a bad sunburn. I then came home with primer and started going to town on that pantry. Its about half way done now, so I will show you what the finished product looks like on one wall.

its WAY lighter in person, but still kind of "off white"

The paint color is "Glass of Milk" and its from the Martha Stewart collection of colors. Its just a white, so don't get too excited. But that white is doing wonders for my little pantry and I couldn't be happier with how it looks.

The Before Photos:

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