Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pantry Door

I have had an open space with shelves that I call my pantry since we moved into this house. It always looked messy and I tried to hide it with curtains, etc. One day when my husband and I were in Lowe's looking for something else, we came across the bi-fold doors and I asked him if one of those would fit on our pantry. (A regular door would be too wide to be able to be opened.)He thought it would, we bought it and headed home to cover up this mess!

I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had installed the door the very next day while I was at work!

Now for some charm and cuteness! I've always wanted a pantry door that said "Pantry", so I printed some large letters with Word, scribbled across the back of them, taped them on the door and traced them onto the wood.

Next, I used my trusty black paint pen to outline the letters and then filled in with craft paint.

But I wanted more - I wanted something down the panels. I didn't know what I wanted, so I started looking in books, on line, etc. and finally found what struck my fancy in my old Betty Crocker Cooky Book.

I loved the little drawings at the top of each page!

Now, here's where the choices come in. You could take these to a copy store and have them enlarged and trace them on (similar to my letters), find some wall paper or decals that you loved and paste them on, decoupage something on, etc. I am fortunate to have a wonderful sister-in-law who is very artistic and she agreed to just draw them on for me freehand!! What a time saver!

Then I helped with the trusty black paint pen - she did some shading and viola!! it transformed those plain white doors. I love going to my pantry (and now I think I'm inspired to clean up the mess inside and make it cute too!! Check back in a couple weeks to see that!)

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  1. You are such a clever girl! Very fun idea. Thanks so much for sharing... I am sending it on to my DIL, she will squeal! Deborah

  2. Oh're brave! It turned out great, though. Love a touch of whimsy in a room.

  3. What a fun idea! It turned out great!


  4. That is very cute! Thank God for talented family members ~ they have helped me out a time or two!

  5. That door looks like it was made to be there; I wonder why there wasn't one in the first place. You made it look so cute!

  6. What a unique and creative idea! Like lots!

  7. Thanks so much for reading my blog and commenting! It is so fun to "meet" new people! You live in my favorite city - we lived there for 8 years and both my girls were born at St. Vincents Hospital! I would give an arm to move back to the Pacific Northwest! Love your blog and the pantry door is ADORABLE! Have a great day! Jill

  8. I think if you want to put drawing on your chalkboard pantry door why don't you try to put glass Pantry Doors and you may put what kind of art do you want there. Thanks!