pantry update

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!

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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.

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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.

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This wallpaper went up pretty easily and I had just barely enough to fill my space.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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 :)!

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    I love the wallpaper. Everything looks great and clean! Wonderful job and thank you for sharing.

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    Sarah E. says:

    It looks awesome!! I would love that in my pantry!

    I probably missed it, but what color is the blue?!?! I LOVE it! We are painting over our very red living room– it’s all primed… and I can’t choose a blue. I want something light and airy, just like this. Can you please tell me what color it is??? Thanks!

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    Sarah E. says:

    Oh wait, I just saw… is it quiet moments by benjamin moore?!

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      Sarah E. says:

      now I think that one might be for another room? Okay okay… I’ll be patient until you get a chance to reply! Thanks for inspiring me btw!

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        Haha! Sorry I was gone all day. You are right. The paint in the kitchen is Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments and I LOVE it!! It is a nice soft gray blue color! So fresh and light!

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    It looks totally gorgeous! I’d never be brave enough to have an open pantry! I need some of your OCD I think, and then my pantry would be more organized! LOL!

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      Ha! Thanks! It was only open due to construction :)! Doors have since been placed back on the pantry. Too much clutter that needs to be hidden away. But I like that it is at least pretty when opened up.

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    Lindsay says:

    Where did you get your shelving from? Love it all! Any tips on hanging that wallpaper? Never done before…thanks!

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      The shelving just came with our house. They are just flat boards and then some metal closet brackets to brace and hold them in place.

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    The wallpaper is really easy to hang. I can do a tutorial on it if people are interested! Just basically get the paper wet and then place on walls and smooth with a flat scraper and wipe off excess glue with a sponge.

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    Marie Warda says:

    Where did you get your labels. I love them. Can I assume the containers are from idea or similar. Love your organization.

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    Brenda LaMont says:

    Amy, Why were you planning to put up wallpaper then paint it?

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    I love the wallpaper. I’m in the middle of a drastic pantry remodel and am trying to convince the husband that our ‘pantry needs painting’. I don’t think you can truly understand the impact painting a closet or pantry will have until it’s done. I’m inspired!

  10. 16

    i LOVE that wallpaper!!!!

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    I love how the containers keep you from stacking things deep into the pantry. I always end up with my pantry so full that I can’t really make use of it.

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    I kinda hate you for posting this because now I want to go out and buy plastic containers and make my pantry look the same. Don’t you know it’s summer??? :)

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    Absolutely love the wallpaper in the back and the fact that is paintable is an added bonus when we get that itch for a little change!


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