Friday, February 12, 2010

pantry makeover.

oh hello!
i know it's been a little while, i've been busy working and then not in fact working, but holidaying at my parent's place.
i've been itching to get busy, to get done some of the massive holiday to-do list (seeing as how uni starts back in less than a month!)

let me introduce you to my pantry, it's cluttered and dodgy looking. it's a nightmare to find anything and i hate even having to open it to get anything out.
something needed to be done.

so off i trotted to bunnings, or as i like to call it, heaven-on-earth. $40 later, i had a litre of paint, 2 different sized paint brushes and some sanding blocks.

i emptied out all our food. quite a lot huh? everytime now when my boyfriend says "i'm starving and there's NO food left in the house," i'm going to show him this picture. we have so much random food!

after ripping off all the awful contact, i pulled all the shelves out, and the random hooks and thumb tacks that seemed to be embedded everywhere. gave all the surfaces a good sand-down. still looked horrible..

i did the first coat. the sides literally soaked up the paint. thirsty thirsty pantry. there's also a gross looking stain on the bottom shelf. i think it's some kind of oil stain because it shone right through the water-based paint.

after the second coat the walls looked much better. the colour was much more solid and looked quite lovely actually.

after all the paint had dried, i put the shelves back in. i also attached a basket to the bottom of one, for onions and potatoes and garlic. i bought it because it was supposed to fit over the shelf, it didn't fit properly though. so i permanently attached it with hooks. the real estate agent said we could do stuff without permission as long as it improves the quality of the house, it improves the quality of the house for us so hopefully they'll let it slide...

and voila. all the food's back in, neatly and tidily. the top shelf is like a supermarket shelf :D
there's so much of a difference, i actually keep the pantry door open now. it's pleasant to look at. love it.

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