Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Updated Pantry Doors

As I mentioned in my last post, I am slowly updating our 25 year old home. I can see baby steps of progress and it is pretty slow going. I recently completed my update of the pantry doors.


It was hard to get a good photo since our pantry is located in the small hallway coming in from the garage to the kitchen. You can see the “before” in the shot below.


As you see in the photo above, the door is a louvered door that was stained. You can also see that the carpet is in the process of being removed from this area. Here is another “before” shot looking toward the back door.


If you look very closely, you can also see that I am in progress of changing all of the trim from stained to white.

To update the pantry doors, I cut 1/4 inch thick plywood panels to fit over the louvers. There is a little groove that holds it there. Then I added a very small trim to hold those panels securely.I also added those panels on the inside of the doors but did not put the chalkboard paint on the inside.


The photo below shows the “after” shot looking toward the back door.


The new flooring has been finished and work continues on the kitchen.

I’ll be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style and to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Have a great week!



Sonny G said...

wow Pat.. this is a genius idea~! I love it...I have bifolds n my pantry door and doing them like yours would really add some interest on that wall.. if I decide to "Copy Cat" you I'll be sure to give you credit for the project.

I had to come here and tell you that your comment to me , made my month:) I am humbled by it- truly I am..

I am your newsest follower cause I dont wanna miss any of your great projects..

Maybe one of these days if its ok with you I could feature your blog.. I want as many folks as possible to see it.. This sort of creative talent needs to be acknowledged..

When I was a new blogger for several months- no one noticed me.
Then one day a most beautiful lady names Marla-Always Nesting- features a tiny tray scape of mine. I can never thank her enough for that but I can "Play It Forward" and I love doing that..
my email is right under my header and if you'd allow me to feature you just write me and let me know when.. This is sooooooooo exciting..

have a great day
Sonny ~155 Dream Lane

Northwest Texas said...

Hi, Pat. Don't get discouraged. It takes forever to update a house; especially when you have a clear vision of the eventual outcome. I love your painted doors. Wonderful idea! They look very professional too.

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Kindly, Dana

Unknown said...

What a fun idea. You did a great job on this. Thanks for sharing!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh now this is a great project! So clever and well done.

Any idea when you might arrive in Phoenix? :)

pantry storage cabinet said...

Wow! This is so creative and looks fantastic. Great job!