How I Updated my Kitchen Pantry – Decorating Tutorial

~ These are the after pictures. ~
Above the cabinet in my pantry I added all you see. I love working with a blank canvas!

  Here I added a candle to the French wine bottle. I dripped the wax on it to give it an aged look.


  Another View

~ New Chandelier ~

 I moved all the food to another pantry and put all my glassware here instead.

I added 6 glass knobs to the cabinet doors.
How I updated my kitchen pantry. 
Before pictures.

I had some wallpaper on hand.  I decided to use it above my pantry. After I put it up it was two bright and looked too much like wallpaper. I then painted over it using a glaze and lightly sanded over the top. I then frame it like a picture.

I  put up the wood rail about the pantry.

Inside the pantry I added more wallpaper.  I sealed it with a non-yellowing poly. This way I could wipe it down.

I painted the shelves and put the food back. I was still not happy with the way it looked on the outside.

I took off the doors that were made out of paneling – Ugly I know!!! Why someone would use paneling for doors I don’t understand! I went to the lumber yard and found Masonite. They cut the sheets down to size for me. Masonite is difficult to cut.  I then primed and painting them. (Masonite must be primed correctly, there’s a risk that acid or oils may leach in from the board, yellowing the painting.)
Here was the test fit. So much better already!!! They will never warp like paneling. Ya!

Can you tell I was doing the Happy Dance!!!!

I always have decorating on the brain. I painted the corbels and added them to the alcove. I did this on the other side of my kitchen. I was so happy to find 2 more.

Corbel LOVE! They can be used almost anywhere!

The other side of our kitchen is now a total mess! My husband decided we needed to gut part of the room. I have plaster dust EVERYWHERE! How do you like the snow shovel?

Under the plastic I painted the cabinets and antiqued them. My husband added the molding. The cabinet doors still need to go back on.

The backyard used to look horrible. I used Gallery Glass to hide the ugly.  I swirled it on with my fingers and it looked better than the view from outside.

Now the view is beautiful!  My husband and I transformed the backyard…. off came the Gallery Glass. :-)

I will take better pictures when we finish making a mess.

Thanks for stopping by.
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44 thoughts on “How I Updated my Kitchen Pantry – Decorating Tutorial

  1. You are amazing!You say you have a billion undone projects, but you look like you are done!! I hope to catch up someday!!LOVE your new pantry. It is gorgeous!xxDaniella

  2. Dearest Dee,Thanks for your visit and comment today about the hot-water bottles. Well, the way you both are working one would think you don't get cold but I know, it's when you sit still that it hits you…Quite impressed with what you did. Love to see another husband with golden hands who starts doing things himself and you are likewise a busy bee. Smart what you did; genius solutions and nobody can find such alternatives better than you yourself. I never minded the dust; it will settle and after that final cleaning it makes you beam with pride! Dust is soon forgotten.Enjoy your achievements and I hope it's done before the cold really hits home.Love to you,Mariette

  3. Hi Dee, excellent job. The new pantry looks just great!!! You are working like a little bee, without stopping…many projects and ideas and many realisations as well!!! Blessings,Nadya

  4. Oh wow! You've been so busy! I love the corbels. You're right, they're the decorating equivalent of the LBD, always appropriate! And now, I finally know what masonite is!

  5. AMAZING!I adore that chandelier, envy the fact you have you HAVE a pantry, let alone one that sized. Your home is a dream home!!!!! It's so bright and happy looking now. I love the moulding, shelf is great and displayed well. Like your bulletin board and the darling FB curtains to match. I am a new found lover of green (plus still loving my grays, certain blue-green shades and my chocolate brown of course) The door is so neat! The window is just an SUPER SPECIAL added feature. Corbels came out great too. Well, I guess it's safe to say I could live in your home (or your pantry…even without the food now:) lol GLASSES were a better touch by the way:)!!!! xo

  6. Great transformation of your pantry Dee. I like how you dressed it up on top with the railing and accessories. The narrow shelves are nice too. Mine are 24 inches deep and stuff tends to get lost in the back.Have a great day! :)

  7. You did a great job making over your pantry. I love the corbels – I wish I could find some of those around here! Putting a glaze over the wallpaper was a great way to make it look aged and to give it character. And the chandelier is charming :-)

  8. Incredible transformation! Love the narrow shelving in your pantry, must be really easy to find stuff. Glazing over the wallpaper was a great way to soften the look. Thanks for sharing.

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