My pantry is done and it was so much fun, except for one thing. The contact paper…phew…uhmm…let me just say this, if you are a perfectionist, contact paper is not for you. I highly suggest the cut-a-square grippy stuff and never so much as look at contact paper. After one hour of trying to perfect my first shelf I asked myself this question. ” Does perfection make something more beautiful?” Well, of course not! No one was going to see the wrinkles in my contact paper. And as my Mother used to say when I complained about a run in my stockings, “If someone is looking that close, smack ’em!”. So if I were you, I would not mention my wrinkles.
Here is the Before and After. I left the opening at the bottom. I’d like to say it’s because I thought it was rustic, but truthfully with very little DIY skills I didn’t know what to do about it. The only concern I have is the 2 new kittens who are curious about everything. Luckily it doesn’t go anywhere, so if they perchance to explore we can just wait for them to come out.
I started by painting the back wall a cheery yellow. I used Shortbread by Olympic paints in Eggshell.
I then put
on a hair shirt
Pulled up the carpet and all the staples and finished with a white coat of paint for everything else.
All in all I spent $54 on 2 baskets, a shelf and 2 wire hanging baskets. Everything else I sourced from around the house. Here are a few close ups of the finished project.
One last Tad-ah!
Is it perfect? Nope.
Is it pretty? Oh yea!
Is it functional? It is!
Did I do it mah self? You betcha!