It’s finally here and we’re finally done! We have officially completed our second spring One Room Challenge. If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it for DIY’ers, creators, homeowners that want to complete a room in a fixed time frame. We had 8 weeks to complete our Pantry Project and I’m happy to say that we finished just in the knick of time. We’ll look back at the before and mood board and then the reveal. So, let’s get to it!
One of my must haves for this house was a walk-in pantry. I’d never had a pantry in any of our houses before, so it was definitely a dream. We went with standard shelving on both sides, nothing fancy. I would have loved to have a custom pantry done, but the budget. There was nothing wrong with the “before” pantry, but I knew it could be more functional…and pretty.
I’ve really been loving French Farmhouse and English Farmhouse designs. I love that cottage look! So those design styles really influenced my design. I knew I wanted upper and lower cabinets with open shelving as well. I wanted to be able to store all the things in this space, but still look pretty.
We went with putty colored cabinets, shelves, and shiplap. For a slight contrast, we went with a creamy white for the walls. Beautiful brass hardware complimented the muted neutral colors. I went with vintage inspired lights and warm woods to complete the inspiration.
I am so happy with the final result! I was able to find a place for everything! And it looks pretty too! I used a lot of our bins from the before pantry, but grouping things in a more general way is going to be easier to maintain (I hope). All the back stock is stored in the upper cabinets and lower baskets.
We used Dunn Edwards Dura paint in Fine Grain for all the shelves, shiplap, cabinets, and trim. We went with a semi-gloss finish that is absolutely stunning. We used our electric paint sprayer, and the finish looks amazing! For the walls, we chose swiss coffee in a matte finish for the walls. This is a lovely creamy white color and provides the perfect contrast to the greige Fine Grain.
For the jewelry of the room, we went with unlacquered brass hardware. I choose two different types of hardware, knobs and pulls. I think the mixture of hardware styles adds just a little more interest. We went with the wire pulls and the providence knobs, both in unlacquered brass from Emtek Hardware.
I love vintage and antique things and I really wanted to incorporate some vintage vibes in the pantry. I’ve always loved the look of the old schoolhouse lights. I think they’re so classic. We chose the Everly pendant from Kichler Lighting and they are absolutely perfect!
Of course, I want my pantry to be super functional, but also look really pretty. But I also love that “lived in” look. I don’t want my pantry to look so pristine that we don’t want to use it. I want it to look like we use it, but it’s also pretty. Ya know? I used a lot of decor that I already had, including cookbooks, copper pots and teapots, plants, crocks. I also added some amazing canisters from Mackenzie Childs that give that perfect pop of fun color. And they are so beautiful!
I cannot believe how great the pantry turned out! I absolutely love it! It was definitely a lot of work (for my husband). 😂 I helped too. If I were to do it again, I would have planned in advance better. We didn’t actually start the challenge until the last week in April because our cabinets didn’t come in until 28 April, which was about 4 weeks into the challenge. My advice it to start planning early and create mood boards and a budget. Then you can order all the things! Would you try something like this? Be sure to check out all the other amazing projects on the One Room Challange blog. Until next time Treasure Hunters!