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!

16 comments:

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!

Jen

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.
Smoochies,
Kelli

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!
xoxoxox

~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,

Robin~♥

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!!!

XOOX
Jen

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!

XOXO
Jen

Liz 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 :)
blessings,
aimee