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Well, the pantry is finished!!
We still have to change the hinges and get some dummy knobs for the outside of the doors.
But that can be done later.
The MAIN thing is that it is finished “enough” to store my pantry food (and more) in it.
Having all of our food in Adam and Eli’s bedroom was not very convenient.
I am having a hard time getting used to having the food in the kitchen though. Tonight, I went into the boys’ room to get some syrup for our waffles. (Yes, we had waffles for dinner tonight.)
I stood in the middle of their bedroom and thought, “Now, what did I come in here for?”
And then I remembered, “Oh yeah! The syrup! Which is now in our new pantry!”
This pantry has soooo much room! Yay!
I had to tell you about a new tool we have in our house that we l-o-v-e, LOVE!
It is the Wagner Power Painter (compliments of One Project Closer).
This was the perfect tool for painting our ceiling. It was amazing how smoothly it went on.
My husband kept shouting things like, “This thing is awesome!” and “Oh yeah, baby!” as he was painting.
That’s pretty cool when you are doing a project that usually makes you say things like, “$#%@%!@%&*!”
Cy said the best thing about this tool was the powerful motor. It made the paint come out strong and evenly.
There is a little bit of overspray, but not much. However, it was enough that we needed to cover our furniture with plastic, just to be safe.
Oh yes! It’s a glamorous life we lead here.
I bet you are just pea green with envy looking at these pictures, aren’t ya?
The paint sprayer cut our work time in half. Literally!
And the finish it left on the wood was way better than a paint brush or roller. It is as smooth as a baby’s bottom!
We loved the Wagner Power Painter so much, we decided to use it inside or pantry too.
Can you say, “Glorious?!”
I usually hate painting shelves. It is a pain to get all the way in the corners and underneath.
Not a problem with our paint sprayer.
Cy had the inside of our pantry painted in just a couple minutes.
It was like instant gratification.
We let the paint dry and then gave it one more good coat.
Cy said the only negative about a paint sprayer is the clean up. It is not fun to make sure you get all the paint cleaned out of the spray nozzle. However, he said it was sooooo worth the clean up process in order to paint our ceiling and pantry so quickly and so professional-looking.
We are using our Wagner Power Painter on our lower cabinets too. I am so grateful that we have this tool.
We are planning on using it for many more projects in our home, especially when we paint the exterior of our home in the spring. (Y’all have probably been wondering when we are going to do that.)
But for now, I am enjoying my beautiful newly painted pantry…
I haven’t organized the pantry. There is a bunch of stuff on the floor of the pantry and the top shelf that won’t be there once we get our kitchen completely finished.
And I still plan on adding a film to the window panes on the door so you will not be able to see in the pantry quite so easily.
So here is what we are up to today…
Cy is going to finish painting the lower cabinets when he gets home from work, and I am going to try and get the paint for the walls today. Picking a wall color makes me really nervous. Wish me luck!
I am also going to look at getting hardware for the cabinets.
Later this week, we will be ripping up the linoleum floor and installing hard wood!
Can’t wait to share it with you.
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