Friday, February 5, 2010

Finish it Friday

The pantry doors turned chalkboards~

Last night we hung up the finished pantry doors, and today I put on the knobs! Yea! Do you remember me showing you this picture that was the inspiration for this whole project?

Well, as much as I would love a walk in pantry like this, sometimes you have to take what you have and work with it! (I do wish this weren't so often the case though! :)

SO, here is my mimicking of the picture above (however poor! :)~

Please ignore the unfinished crown moulding and green "frog" tape (painter's tape); this kitchen is still in progress! :)

Here is a close up of the top cupboard to the pantry...

This is a better view of the doors as a whole. Unfortunately it is also a better (or worse!) picture of just how much of a work in progress this kitchen still really is! Yep, I am still painting the outer cabinet frames here! :) So I might as well tell you, we put our microwave and little kitchen CD player in the cabinet to save on counter space, and my husband wired an outlet for them. I also like having these out of sight, as neither add to the vintage feel I'm trying to accomplish here! :) Oh, and you can also see our unsightly stove that is soon going to be replaced by the 1940's stove we're fixing up...

I am adding things to the cabinet to the left of the chalkboard doors a little at a time. A lot of our kitchen decor and such was packed away when we started really working on the kitchen, and so I am still playing around with the look of it...I will show it to you again when I get it just right! :)

I hope you all have a fun weekend! :)

P.S. I will have that picture of what I did with the other shutter on my next post!


Tracey said...

I love that idea! Is the top one for & the bottom for the kids? LOL xxx

trish said...

Good Morning Jenni.
Your chalkboard door is fabulous! What a gorgeous kitchen you have! I know I keep telling you that. :o)
I am doing some catching up this morning and hoping you have a nice weekend.
Sincerely ~ Trish

Amber M. said...

Ohhhh, Jenni...I LOVE them!!

jen said...

I love it Jenni!! Your kitchen is looking so great!!! It looks so cottage cozy! HOpe your having a great weekend!


frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Cute! I've been thinking of turning the inside of one of my cabinet doors into a chalkboard.

Love the microwave inside a cupboard idea--that works great!

~ Sarah

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I love that! It looks great!

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Jenni, I love it! Now you can head on over to my house and do the same exact thing! hahahaha. Have a wonderfully beautiful day :) The hubs and I are heading out to pick up my antique dress form that I purchased on Craigslist.

Lauren said...

So cute!! Thanks for your comment - what a sweet hubby you have! :)

The quote by F. Lehman is actually a stanza from his hymn, "The Love of God" that Mercy Me covered a couple of years ago. Please repost it - it's one of my favorites! :)

And I'm due late April/early May. Closing in on it!! It's a little startling how quickly this third pregnancy is flying by! :)

Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

Odette said...

the chalkboard door is nice and i scrolled down to see if you will have a pic of whats behind it...maybe next time, no?
you did very well!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Jenni, It turned out better then I could ever imagine. Your pantry doors could be in a magazine too!

Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog. Our 5 generations had a great time! We got a few good photos too.

Have a blessed week my friend,


Amy S. said...

I love it! Your kitchen looks like a magazine photo. :)

Jeni said...

Well ALL your hard work is paying off! Your kitchen is looking just like a magazine. The chalkboard is stunning.

jenjen said...

Jenni - your kitchen is just so adorable! I love love love it. Love your chalkboard doors!!!


jenjen said...

Hey, I meant to tell you that I am starting a weekend wrap up party. I would love to have you link up anything you are doing - it could be recipes, crafty projects or just good ideas you have heard lately. I thought it would be fun to go around and see what everyone's been working on.

Have a super week!


Anonymous said...

It looks great!

aimee said...

your kitchen in amazing! you are so right we have to work with what we have, and you have done a awesome job! handsome little guy on your other post. congrats to the parents and to you :)