Last Updated on October 25, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
Y’all, I felt so productive yesterday! I was getting things done, crossing things off the list, and feeling so energized that when 11:00pm rolled around, Matt had to actually convince me that it really was time to stop and wind down for the night. I felt like I could have worked all night…or at least two or three more hours. Here’s a glimpse of my progress…
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So let’s start with the item that I only got about halfway done — clear coating the drawers. I finished six of them, which means I have eight left. But since the ones I did were all big drawers, and six of the ones I have left are much smaller, I’m calling this item half finished. 🙂 But that still doesn’t warrant a check mark quite yet.
I also got the back and side walls and shelves painted…
And I also got the entry wall and door trim painted…
And just like the opposite wall, that wall and trim are painted the same color, same sheen, out of the same can of paint, and they look different. It doesn’t bother me at all. I just find it interesting.
And then, there’s the big one. I got the freezer outlet wired!! See that little green light? It’s on! It’s working!
That was my last list item that I was totally dreading, so it’s all smooth sailing from here on out. Or maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Oh well, I’ll take my chances. I’m feeling excited and positive, so I don’t mind tempting fate just a bit.
So here’s what my list looks like as of this morning:
Finish painting the edges of the ceilingDone! Add stile on top right cabinetDone! Add stile on cabinet above freezerDone! Add electrical outlet for microwaveDone! Wire freezer outlet to breaker boxDone! Paint second coat on right side cabinetDone! Paint second coat on freezer cabinetDone! Paint walls and shelves on back and side wallsDone! Paint window trimDone!
- Install under-cabinet lighting
- Paint four cabinet doors Halfway done!
Finish building new drawer frontsDone!
- Prime and paint drawer fronts
Build four more pull-out shelvesDone!
- Clear coat all pull-out shelves and drawers Halfway done!
Install and caulk door trimDone! Paint door trimDone! Paint the wall around the doorDone!
- Re-install ceiling light
- Load in stuff and start using the pantry!
I’m so excited! This is actually getting done! Accountability for the win!
My pantry is finished! Want to see the entire project from start to finish? You can find every single post about the pantry build right here…
Or you can skip to the end and see how it turned out. Here’s a peek of the finished pantry…
You can see more pictures on the before and after post right here…
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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