Thursday, November 18, 2010

Impatient!

My parents are coming for Thanksgiving this year!  I'm looking forward to a nice visit with them!!
I've got a lot of planning to do - meals, activities, cleaning & prepping...

So, Handy Hubby : ) decided this would be the perfect time to start a pantry makeover project.
My pantry contents are spread out all over {can't find anything}.
Aaaaaaaargh!
Is he secretly reading my blog news feed or what?!  I never even mentioned this current pantry makeover trend!!!
I know, I know,  I should be doing a little happy dance but...
right NOW?!


Since he was going to all the trouble of dressing up the wire shelving, it only made sense to paint the disgustingly dirty walls.  I went to Lowes and bought a gallon of Valspar, eggshell Oops! paint for $5.  It's called Tempered Steel.  Probably not what I would have picked out but it was the most neutral color available and was in the budget.
Yours truly went to all the trouble of cutting out all of the little shelf hooks.  Turns out they won't really show anyway. Oh well!


It's a little darker than I would like but clean walls are always refreshing.



The wood shelves are being painted white.  And HH will add decorative molding to the face of the shelves to cover up the wire {also going white}.




Gotta admit I'm a lot little impatient.
It better be done before Thanksgiving is all I have to say!
{otherwise, I know JUST the turkey I'm going to roast : )}
 
Blessings!

20 comments:

fredamans said...

Hubby did a great job. He can come do my closets next!! LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love to have a pantry that size. Hope the right turkey gets cooked.

Quirky Momma said...

It looks great!

sarah said...

nice! who doesn't love clean closets!? oh happy day! great thursday post! blessings to you on thanksgiving!...s....

NatureGirl said...

That looks like it is going to be sooooo nice! Here's to hoping it gets done in time! Thanks for your comment on my stinky post. The 'paste' as you called it has nothing that sounds like it would do any harm...um...there...give it a try! Maybe leave out the essential oil?

gabe said...

it looks great, but I totally understand. . .I hate it when things are not in their place. . .life is cluttered enough!

Gina said...

What a nice size pantry! Good luck - I'm sure it will all be done for you by Thanksgiving :)
Gina

5thsister said...

Wonderful! Could you come over and redo my pantry, too? Pretty please?

Theresa said...

tee hee! Great post and excellent makeover! I know just what you mean about being impatient;)

Stef said...

That looks great. Untimely, but it looks great! Hope it is done by Wednesday at least.

Jingle said...

that's creative and loving r take.
Thanks for sharing,
have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with your family.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh how I am jealous! I am sure he will get it done! :) But knowing men . . . . it will be last minute. LOL

Jenny said...

I don't think I want to leave a comment here today.

I am consumed with envy AND lust for your pantry...in a good way.

Wow. That looks soooo cool! I love that everything is going to look so wonderful and fresh in that great space. Your husband is a gem for sure!

I like the color - a lot!

What a fun, albeit jealousy provoking, stop this week on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Judie said...

I would kill for a pantry that big! I did put two long spice racks on the inside of the pantry door, and it gave me a little extra space.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I would trade in all the kitchen cabinets (except for 2) for a walk-in pantry. It's nice to have a handyman for a hubby. Yay! for him and you.

Pondside said...

So, I don't have the only husband who starts major projects just before major holidays! This post made me laugh - I hope it's all back to normal before the big day.

taylorsoutback said...

Bless those Handy Husbands...their time definition doesn't always synchronize with ours - but somehow it always works out! You will really appreciate all the improvements - looks impressive!

edenhills said...

It's looking wonderful!

Teresa

Lourie said...

HAHAHAHA! *ahem* Now that I am done laughing....the pantry looks great. Have a wonderful holiday with your parents.

Cristin said...

Looking good! Thanks too for dropping by my blog.

xo,
cristin