I have lived in my house for eighteen years and when we first purchased we said the kitchen and silver aluminum framed windows had to be changed…pronto! Well the windows are still silver aluminum and the kitchen was renovated nine years ago, well most of it.
Have you ever done some work on your house only to run out of steam, and money? Yeah, us too 🙂
In fact we have white walls but almost all of the 14 internal doors are still cream…drives me batshit crazy but neither the huz or I can be arsed painting them so cream they will stay for a bit longer.
TIME TO GET BUSY.
There’s hope though because I did pick up a paintbrush recently, and I actually used it! We have this pretty awesome pantry, awesome and old. In fact our house is the same age as me, forty six years old so quite a few things are old and tired (including me). The pantry is large and solid and I like it so when we renovated the kitchen we didn’t touch it. Actually we did, we had solid doors made to replace the mushroom pink louvered doors, oh don’t tell me you wouldn’t do the same 🙂
My point is we left the interior ‘as is’ and by ‘as is’ I mean with orange and blue walls that I painted the first month we had our house and layers of contact on the shelves. Look orange and blue was most definitely not my finest home styling choice but I think I have rectified that abysmal choice.
I have always wanted a dark pantry interior so a few weeks ago I braved Bunnings (actually that joint is the business, love it), picked up some supplies and got busy in the pantry. I emptied all the shelves, scrubbed away years of red food colouring, why does that shit always leak?? I scraped back the layers of contact and painted.
The colour of choice is Dulux Domino, it’s one of my favourite colours for homes.
A PANTRY TO BE PROUD OF.
Then I tossed some crap that I was hoarding and got busy putting everything back onto the shelves. Yeah how freakin neat does it look, thankfully with only one adult son at home now I reckon I have half a chance of it actually staying that way.
I’m not a fan of plastic containers, sure I have ‘some’ but I try to use glass whenever I can. These ones are from IKEA and I love the warmth of the pops of timber and cork against the dark grey. The mesh baskets and timber boxes are also IKEA. Good ‘ole IKEA always delivers when it comes to storage, right?
The plastic cereal containers and baskets with handy handles are from Howard’s Storage World, see…some plastic.
Down low I have a few storage containers with lids and on wheels for dog food and also the things we don’t use often and surplus of, because how many freakin tins of tuna and baked beans does one really need in their pantry?? We had 27 cans of tuna and 13 tins of baked beans and the son who is a fan of both food now lives in Melbourne! Go figure.
Speaking of sons, look…melts my heart.
This made my heart swell. Oh and I am 170cm and one son is 6ft4…193cm. Baked beans and tuna will do that to ya!
Now if only I can find some motivation to paint the bloody pantry doors!
Got any fixer up type jobs on the go? Tell me, what’s on your wish list to do around the house?
Til next time,