Woah week 3 already, where has the time gone?? Last time I left off I ended without showing how my sink cabinet and pantry turned out. Well this week I figured its only fair to start off with that.
Here is where I started
then after I cleaned everything out and painted it
I used the organizing and storage items I had before just in a more streamlined way. I edited and purged what I didn't need and finally got rid of a dozen or more nasty rags that were doing no one any good under there. I also got rid of many bottles of almost empty cleaning supplies, most of which were used up cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom. They were replaced with my favorite Method products and my tried and true favorite Bar Keepers Friend.
Old glass vases that were set for the recycling bin got pulled out and were given new life as a dishwasher detergent holder and trash bag holder. Finally all my glass container hoarding paid off.
I actually love opening up this cabinet now that doesn't give me the heebie-jeebies. I also love admiring my painting handywork.
Next on the agenda is the pantry. Last week I left off with an empty cabinet
And here it is now, in all its clean and pink glory
Its hard to tell here but the edges of the shelves are painted the same pink as my under sink cabinet. The bottom of the pantry also got a coat of pink paint following the major wood filler I had to use down there.
After I got off the layers of shelf liner and paint from the shelves I painted the edges pink and cut fresh new white liners for the top. Since they were particle board, the liner was the better way to go since I didn't want it bubbling down the road.
It feels so good to have those two items crossed off the list. Cleaning and cooking aren't as awful as they used to be because I love opening both cabinets!
Next project on my list was doing something about the plants I had in my window. I have deep set windows, so there is lots of space for potted plants. I was using old Ikea plates as plant dishes, but I wanted something prettier and cleaner looking.
I enlisted the help of my Dad and asked him to build me a long, narrow tray to house my plants. I wanted it deep enough to hide the saucers but still be able to see the pot.
I wanted it to be durable, so I have it two coats of primer, and 2 coats of my favorite semi-gloss White Dove. Because it might get wet now and then I let it dry for over a week before I put it to use.
Here is how it looks now
It makes my window look so clean now, I love it. Thank you Dad!!
I've still got more projects to finish and we are at the half way mark- guess I better get my work gloves on and get to work!
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