I am about to show you the most personal and embarrassing thing I have ever shared online. Ever.
That is what my pantry looked like yesterday (and for several years leading up to yesterday). I can’t believe I just posted that online.
Ack! I did it again! You have all just seen my deepest and darkest secret. Okay, maybe not my darkest. But certainly my most embarrassing.
I finally decided that something had to be done about that. I have always liked the retro blue and red kitchen colors but have never felt comforable doing it in my own kitchen. I’m more of a tan/red/dark blue kind of girl. But in the pantry! … Well, I can always close it so no one else will ever see and never know that it doesn’t match the rest of my house.
There’s my after! It took a quart of paint in this great color called “Sprinkler.” I also discovered the best thing ever from Rust-Oleum. It’s spray paint for plastic in Sunrise Red. So great! That way I was able to make my plastic organizer baskets and cookie jar lids all coordinate. Of course now my driveway looks like I made some goat sacrifices in it last night. Small price to pay for this made over pantry!
Wouldn’t it be great if that were the after picture? I have another (much smaller) secret. I left it like that all day just so I could take pictures of my new “magazine” pantry.
All good things must end though, and I was a little tired of leaping over the pile of stuff I had stacked on the floor when I emptied the pantry. So here’s the real after pictures.
It doesn’t match the rest of the house … but I love knowing there’s a decorating surprise behind that door. (The broom is hanging on the wall in the pantry now – you just can’t see it. And I’m happy to report there is nothing hanging on the door now.
Just a reminder to check out my Etsy shop as I will be donating 75% of my sales in 2011 to my church’s mission trip to Haiti. I have some mroe things to add this week – so check back often. http://www.marybt.etsy.com
I’m linking up to Be Different Act Normal’s Saturday Show and Tell for the first time ever. Check her out!