Friday, June 17, 2011

A Reinvented Pantry

Alright, alright,no more taste tests...shes done! and shes awesome!
Cute right?!
So I had a sale Memorial weekend right....and I met a gal named April...cute little thing :) Her daughter fell in love with the jewelry box I revamped here So she got to take it home :)
While talking to her she told me she needed something for storage in her kitchen, like a pantry, but the catch was it couldn't be too big...I told her I would see what I could do, and get back to her.
I found this gun cabinet at a yard sale a week later and snatched it up...hense the hint here
I took it home and started taking it apart. and got rid of that horrible glass...(poor little deer)and replaced it with some backer board and chalkboard paint!
Added a bit of beadboard to the sides, and a sheet of plywood to the back to sturdy it up a bit(worked like a charm)
Then gave her a fresh coat of Martha Stewarts' "Bay Leaf" My idea of Green Apple! (Aprils Request)
On the inside I decide to add some adjustable shelves. We found a super cool tool at Home Depot that made this part super easy.
(see the little stopper on the bit...Aaaaawwwsome! it allowed us to drill only as deep as we needed.
Then I got some of those little tabs to go into the holes, to hold up the shelves. and cut the shelves from bullnosed mdf. and painted them white.
All together, and semi stocked...this little gal is going to be able to hold quite a bit of food!
Took a little road trip and delivered this beauty to April this morning, and needless to say I think she loved it! And it looks great with all of her decor!
SUCCESS!
I'm going to be doing some partying over here!
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5 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the beadboard sides! it looks awesome, nikki! glad you are not afraid of some tools and hard work! :)

ECoop said...

This is awesome!!!!!!! You always find the coolest pieces! I think it is the vision you have for it too!

I'd love to know what that piece is called you used on the drill bit??? I could have totally used that when I was building my cornice boards! :)

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Deanna @ Sentimental Redo said...

I love the green. On my monitor the very last photo looks white and purple, but I'm guessing you did a chalkboard on the door and it's black and not purple. :) Awesome idea! I can see why she loved it!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

The pantry turned out great!!! I have limited cabinet space in our new home and I've been looking for a cabinet that can be used as a pantry and you gave me hope :-)

Nicole at NicolinaPicolina said...

This is a fabulous makeover!!! LOVE it, never in a million years would have seen the potential in the gun cabinet. WOW

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