How I Updated my Kitchen Pantry - Decorating Tutorial


~ These are the after pictures. ~

Above the cabinet in my pantry I added all you see. I love working with a blank canvas!


  Here I added a candle to the French wine bottle. I dripped the wax on it to give it an aged look.

 
  Another View

~ New Chandelier ~

 I moved all the food to another pantry and put all my glassware here instead.


I added 6 glass knobs to the cabinet doors.

 
How I updated my kitchen pantry. 

Before pictures.

I had some wallpaper on hand.  I decided to use it above my pantry. After I put it up it was two bright and looked too much like wallpaper. I then painted over it using a glaze and lightly sanded over the top. I then framed it like a picture.


I  put up the wood rail about the pantry.


Inside the pantry I added more wallpaper.  I sealed it with a non-yellowing poly. This way I could wipe it down.


I painted the shelves and put the food back. I was still not happy with the way it looked on the outside.


I took off the doors that were made out of paneling - Ugly I know!!! Why someone would use paneling for doors I don't understand! I went to the lumber yard and found Masonite. They cut the sheets down to size for me. Masonite is difficult to cut.  I then primed and painting them. (Masonite must be primed correctly, there's a risk that acid or oils may leach in from the board, yellowing the painting.)


Here was the test fit. So much better already!!! They will never warp like paneling. Ya!


Can you tell I was doing the Happy Dance!!!!


I always have decorating on the brain. I painted the corbels and added them to the alcove. I did this on the other side of my kitchen. I was so happy to find 2 more.


Corbel LOVE! They can be used almost anywhere!


The French curtain is from Lowes.


The backyard used to look horrible. I used Gallery Glass to hide the ugly.  I swirled it on with my fingers and it looked better than the view from outside.


Now the view outside is beautiful!  
My husband and I transformed the backyard.... 

I took off  the Gallery Glass. :-)



Thanks for stopping by.
xo,
Dee
If you would like to see my backyard transformation 
~ It's that good! ~

I'm linking to:
Savvy City Farmer 

46 comments:

laurie said...

wow, its always so hard to live through renovations but always a sweet ending and this is beautiful

poppilinnstudios said...

Your pantry looks great! Love the chandelier and all your additions. You did a wonderful job.
-Lynn

Rose said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got lots going on over at your house, Dee! I've got no major projects here until after the new year when we will have the sunroom painted. The only thing I'm going to be doing is picking the paint color!

Daniella said...

You are amazing!
You say you have a billion undone projects, but you look like you are done!! I hope to catch up someday!!
LOVE your new pantry. It is gorgeous!
xxDaniella

Mariette said...

Dearest Dee,

Thanks for your visit and comment today about the hot-water bottles. Well, the way you both are working one would think you don't get cold but I know, it's when you sit still that it hits you...
Quite impressed with what you did. Love to see another husband with golden hands who starts doing things himself and you are likewise a busy bee. Smart what you did; genius solutions and nobody can find such alternatives better than you yourself. I never minded the dust; it will settle and after that final cleaning it makes you beam with pride! Dust is soon forgotten.
Enjoy your achievements and I hope it's done before the cold really hits home.
Love to you,

Mariette

nádya said...

Hi Dee, excellent job. The new pantry looks just great!!! You are working like a little bee, without stopping...many projects and ideas and many realisations as well!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Sonia said...

Looks Great! :)

Rhissanna said...

Oh wow! You've been so busy! I love the corbels. You're right, they're the decorating equivalent of the LBD, always appropriate! And now, I finally know what masonite is!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Looks great - what a transformation.

stefanie said...

wow!!!! it is looking soooooo beautiful!

Richelle Kelley said...

AMAZING!I adore that chandelier, envy the fact you have you HAVE a pantry, let alone one that sized. Your home is a dream home!!!!! It's so bright and happy looking now. I love the moulding, shelf is great and displayed well. Like your bulletin board and the darling FB curtains to match. I am a new found lover of green (plus still loving my grays, certain blue-green shades and my chocolate brown of course) The door is so neat! The window is just an SUPER SPECIAL added feature. Corbels came out great too. Well, I guess it's safe to say I could live in your home (or your pantry...even without the food now:) lol GLASSES were a better touch by the way:)!!!! xo

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California

Wow! Everything looks great! Good job! :-)

Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

Have a Nice Day :-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Fabulous pantry! Can't wait to seee the rest! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Dee, nice to meet you! Thanks for coming by to visit, and becoming my newest follower. I love to meet new friends. Hope your remodeling is done soon! Have a wonderful holiday season.

Debbie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, I love your new pantry! This is an amazing transformation! Your plate rack is perfect for this space! This is an incredible space!

Shirlee said...

Great transformation of your pantry Dee. I like how you dressed it up on top with the railing and accessories. The narrow shelves are nice too. Mine are 24 inches deep and stuff tends to get lost in the back.

Have a great day! :)

Desire Empire said...

How fabulous, such a beautiful transformation. I would kill for just one pantry and it sounds like you have 2. You really have made a fantastic improvement.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful transformation!

Scribbler said...

You are one ambitious hard-working woman. great work.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation, love it!
Hugz,
Kim

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love seeing all your transformations Dee. It looks beautiful now.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

You did a great job making over your pantry. I love the corbels - I wish I could find some of those around here! Putting a glaze over the wallpaper was a great way to make it look aged and to give it character. And the chandelier is charming :-)

laxsupermom said...

Incredible transformation! Love the narrow shelving in your pantry, must be really easy to find stuff. Glazing over the wallpaper was a great way to soften the look. Thanks for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful transformation. I love corbals too...they add so much interest and charm. You did so many interesting things in this space...I am in awe.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great job! Love the glaze over the wallpaper. Thanks for visiting and nice to meet you!
Ruth

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great job! I love the glaze on the wallpaper border...instant patina! Thanks for visiting and nice to meet you!
Ruth

Plumrose Lane said...

What a fabulous project ~ everything turned out so beautifully and I love your use of Gallery Glass, it truly looks like vintage glass!
♥Sharon
www.PlumroseLane.com

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

You did a great job. Any chance you could stop by here to give me a makeover? Oh well, you can't blame a girl for trying. Seriously though I love what you did. Thx for sharing.

Have a happy pink week.

LL

Jennifer @ Just A Girl said...

What a huge amount of work you are putting into all of this! Nice job. :O)

Judy said...

Wow...what a makeover. I am in love with your new chandelier. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this idea! Super cute! I'm having a linky party on my blog and would love for you to link up! Here is the address http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/27/the-linky-party-1227-1231/

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

Dee, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your pantry! With each additional step I became more and more amazed! You are so thorough and the results are magazine-like! Thanks for sharing!!! Off to checkout the impressive backyard landscape!!!

XO, Aimee

CAS said...

Very clever ideas and it all looks great!
CAS

Katie said...

So much awesome stuff in that space! Great job! LOVE the new light fixture!!!
--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
Creatively Living

Judy Haughton-James said...

You certainly know how to make places look beautiful Dee! Great work. Take care.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Dee, you have given me so much inspiration! I want to do something more decorative with my pantry; and I have gotten some great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

Clairejustine said...

This looks great,you have a beautiful home :)

hotriver003 said...

What a cool house that you are staying in, never seen one like it.
love your kitchen pantry cabinet, it is beautiful.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love your pantry! the light, corbels, new doors, and glass. It turned out beautiful. I liked that you put wallpaper behind the shelves and will copy you on that. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Lovely pantry! Love corbels and your light! Wow, bet you are tired! Followed you on your Linky.
Audrey

chateau chic said...

Awesome pantry. Love the chandelier!
Following you on your Linky, Mary Alice

Terry said...

It's coming along simply divine. Can't wait to see it all. I love corbels too and adore the new light fixture.

Pamela said...

Loving the new chandy!

Kadie said...

What a great way to fix the doors!! I love the new light too!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

MONICA LIVAS said...

GREAT job! LOVE it!

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