Summer has hit and I always feel like there is an adjustment period when the kids are home all day again for both moms and the kids. We are trying to set up a good routine that includes chores in the morning followed by fun. Some are more on board with this than others. Does this happen at your house too? Ha!
While we try to get that all figured out over here I thought I would finally share with you our freshly updated pantry. As you know we have been remodeling our kitchen for the last few months along with the office. We still have some projects left but are getting so close. Life and kids activities have slowed us down quite a bit but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hoping to start sharing more of it here soon.
One thing we did finish up is the pantry. We didn’t do much to it other than wallpaper it with this Allen + Roth paintable wallpaper which we bought from Lowe’s.
This wallpaper went up pretty easily and I had just barely enough to fill my space.
In fact, I had on little strip left on the inside edge of the closet. I was able to piece the last few pieces out of the scraps without having to buy a whole new roll of paper. Phew!
I was planning on painting the wallpaper a nice grey color, but after the paper was up, I loved the original color so much with my new blue kitchen walls, that I decided NOT to paint it. That could still change in the future (if you know me and my propensity for change)!!
I have a love for pretty labels and added some more to go with the few that I already had in the pantry. They make everything feel happy and in place for me. Did I mention that I have some OCD issues?
We then put the closet doors back on, which we had removed during the kitchen renovation when the wood floor was laid. This whole process has been really drawn out which happens when you end up doing most of the work yourself, but it has been fun to see the transformation.
Now I need to go and get the troops moving on their chores and finally clean up my bedroom that looks like a tornado hit! Just trying to keep it real. At least my pantry looks pretty :)!