Saturday, December 6, 2014


We have moved...again.  Hopefully, this is it for a long, long, time.  I have been spending the last two weeks getting this place together.  My first priority was the kitchen.  It just feels more like home when the kitchen is together.  Mostly, I just wanted to get it organized, but the pantry was so bad I decided to go ahead and paint it before putting anything in it.

This is what it looked like before.  The walls were in bad shape.
 The shelves were awful!
This is behind the bi-fold doors.  They were covered in dust.

The first thing I had to do was just clean it.  I vacuumed up as much of the dust as I
could at first.  Then, I used a sponge with soap and water to clean the rest.


I decided I wanted to paint the shelves grey, so the first thing was to sand everything down.  I don't really like sanding,
but if you want the paint to stick, it's necessary.  Having an electric sander helps.
Here's the color I used. 
The shelves need to dry for about three days, before you put anything on them.  If you don't, whatever you put on them will leave marks.  I learned this the hard way in the past, so better to be patient.

 My first idea was to put contact paper on the walls.  It was a failed project.  The contact paper didn't stick and I really didn't like the way it looked. 


I decided to paint the walls instead.  I love the blue and grey together.  


Can't wait for the next project.  The bi-fold doors are going!