My pantry progress continues, but yesterday could be described as “slow and steady.” I thought things would go much faster since most of the items remaining on my list were painting, and I really enjoy painting. But I got a late start, started off slowly, and then couldn’t seem to pick up the pace at all for the rest of the day. But even with that, I did manage to get two more items crossed off of the list — installing and caulking the trim around the door, and painting the second coat on the tall cabinet on the right. Here’s a short video showing yesterday’s progress…
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The first thing I did yesterday was finish installing the trim around the door. Before I started all of the painting, I wanted to get all of the jobs done that would require any sanding, and I’m pretty sure this was the last one. So I got the rest of the trim installed, wood filled, sanded and caulked.
That door trim is now ready for paint.
And then I got the tall cabinet on the right finished. It needed another coat of paint (the crown moulding actually needed two more), so I got that painted, doors installed, and door pulls added.
So that’s only two line items on my punch list, but I’m okay with that. As long as I continue moving forward and making progress, I’ll be pleased. With these two items crossed off, this is where things stand 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 box
Paint second coat on right side cabinetDone!
- Paint second coat on freezer cabinet
- Paint walls and shelves on back and side walls
- Paint window trim
- Install under-cabinet lighting
- Paint four cabinet doors
Finish building new drawer frontsDone!
- Prime and paint drawer fronts
Build four more pull-out shelvesDone!
- Clear coat all pull-out shelves and drawers
Install and caulk door trimDone!
- Paint door trim
- Paint the wall around the door
- Re-install ceiling light
- Load in stuff and start using the pantry!
Twelve more things left, and eight involve a paint brush. This should be easy!
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.