Last Updated on October 25, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
There are only two weeks left in the One Room Challenge, and I’m starting to doubt that I’ll be able to finish my pantry on time. But you know what? Even if I don’t completely finish, I’m just so glad that I finally started (and have made a huge amount of progress) on this room so far, after letting it sit there completely empty (well, other than the piles of junk that accumulated in there) and neglected for a year-and-a-half.
So what have I gotten done so far?
Well, I built the main boxes for the cabinets…
I had four of my five ceiling lights moved and the ceiling drywall repaired, and I had one wall shimmed and redrywalled so that it would be square. (More about all of that here.)
I installed the face frames for the main cabinets…
(Cabinet tutorial coming soon!)
I resined 200 subway tiles to use on the backsplash…
And finally, I made a butcherblock-style countertop out of hardwood flooring…
I’ve gotten a heck of a lot done, and I’ve been very busy. 🙂 But I have so far to go!
Here are the items left on my punch list…
- Finish the countertop (sand, fill the cracks, sand again, bleach, sand again, stain, and seal)
- Resin 60 more tiles for the backsplash
- Install the backsplash
- Built the open shelves
- Finish framing out the cabinets
- Build the cabinet doors and drawers
- Paint the cabinets
- Frame the pantry doors on the pantry side
- Figure out why the decorative ceiling light won’t work, fix it, and reinstall it
- Paint the freezer (yes, I’m painting it)
I can do all of that in two weeks, right? Ummmmm….well…I’m starting to have my doubts. 🙂 But I’ll give it my best and see just how far I can get! One thing’s for sure. If I hadn’t joined the One Room Challenge, I’d probably still be looking at a room with nothing in it but piles of junk. So whether I finish on time or not, I’m happy.
Be sure to check out all of the other participants in the One Room Challenge!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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