Sunday, February 10, 2013

I painted my pantry door!

 I am in love with my pantry door!
It is a great pop of color (Martha Stewart-Duck Egg).

This wreath! 
It is so simple and totally what I wanted.
Wish I could claim I made it, but found it premade here.
Our house is a brand-spankin'-new cookie cutter.
I have a never ending list of DIY craziness to make it more custom and more our home.
Many of these projects involve time, money, and planning.

The pantry door was done on a whim.
I had a sample of paint and I hate to waste anything.
And that door just bored me to tears!
Plus I was itching to do something, anything!
After I painted it and hung up the wreath I realized that sometimes the quick/simple projects can have a large impact!

Another example are our chairs:
 Craigslist find.
At our last house they were black and I was lazy and didn't redo the seats until we moved here.
They got a new coat of paint and a pillow swap! 

And the last "small/simple/easy" addition that made a difference:
Knobs and Pulls and a Little Decor.
 Hardware I was afraid would be too pricey to do for awhile.
The style I wanted was around $5 a piece at most stores.
I lucked out on a google search and found mine for half that!
For all my knobs and pulls, shipped, I only spent $50.
Found them (and tons more) on  

So my kitchen right before move in:
(Plain wood cabinets, no pendants, no fridge/hood, all white walls.)
Kitchen after "Stage 1", 1 month after move in:
(Christmas time decor out. No paint on large walls, no decor, pantry door is white. Chairs have dark pillows.)
There is still work to do and a new table/chandelier in the future!
And a back splash. And faucet. And new chairs.
And crown molding.
Thank you for letting me gush about my space!
Author at The Crafty Woman


  1. beautiful details and colors and vibe!

    smiles to you.


  2. Your kitchen is stunning I love the color and your chairs fantastic.. Thanks for sharing and your wonderful yummy recipe...

  3. Absolutely love the color of choice! It's very refreshing and pretty :) Found you linked up at twelveOeight!!


  4. This looks so pretty! I'm so glad I found you! {Via DIY Dreamer}. I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  5. Your kitchen is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for linking up to Pretty Things this week, I love the color you chose for your pantry door, swoon!!

    xo, Tanya

  6. I love your color palette! Thank you for sharing on Photo Friday Blog Hop~ We hope to see you again soon~

  7. So pretty! I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!


  8. I love it! You will be one of the features on Monday at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Oh WOW!! I'm in love with the color scheme!!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!!

  10. I am looking for knobs, thanks for the link. Your door fits right in with the rest of the kitchen, it sure gave the place a nice lift.

  11. Your kitchen is amazing. I love the painted pantry door. I have been adding bits of green to my primary color scheme lately and I love it. Thanks for the tip on the place for knobs.

  12. What's the color of your door? Is it aquamarine? I love that color! It works well with your country inspired kitchen. :) You chose a very calming and cool color scheme for your kitchen. I would love to have something like this in my house.

    1. It is noted under the photo! But it is Martha Stewart's Duck Egg from Home Depot.

  13. This is beautiful! I love the brass touches. I've recently rediscovered brass and have slipped it into my home decor. Love to see it in another's space!

  14. I love the Duck Egg color. Gorgeous. Your kitchen is SOOO BIG and the painted door is a nice feature. I jumped on the bandwagon and painted my pantry door, too. So far I love it.

    If you want to see my door:

  15. i found your blog via just.lovely.things! i love your kitchen! i must ask where you got your dining room chair covers; they are so pretty!