Picture Perfect Pantry

I’ve always wanted a pretty pantry. You know the kind that doesn’t look like you really store food in there. 😂

One filled with baskets that all match and containers filled with cereal, cookies and pasta.

A pantry that’s just dreamy!

A pantry that’s

“Picture Perfect “

😍😍 😍

Well, I must have been dreaming when I had the idea to stencil this pantry. I don’t know what I was thinking 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂  I’m kidding y’all. (Not really 😉 ) I’m totally in love with way it turned out, but it was a lot more work to get it there than I originally planned.

Now, if I had decided to stencil this one little wall before we had these awesome weathered wood shelves installed, we’d probably be having an  entirely different conversation. 😃

Once the shelves  were installed it made it much harder to work in a tiny space. I did I have the stencils cut to fit between most of the shelves but there still were a lot of tight spaces they were difficult to work in.

A few tricks I learned while doing this:

1-  have more than one stencil to work with. This will make it much faster no matter what size wall or floor you’re working.

2-  be sure to blot the paint off of your stencil  after each use.

3-  Use spray  adhesive to keep the stencil in place. This will prevent paint from going behind the stencil.

4- For applying the paint,  A small paint roller worked  better than  a brush.

5- Stencil before installing shelves ( I had to throw that one in there! 😏)

I considered  wallpaper but, I knew I wanted this design.

It was more a lot expensive to order it in a wallpaper so I decided just to go for it!

I’m so glad that I did!

Every time I looked around the corner to see this Picture Perfect Pantry it makes it all worth while!

Doesn’t that just make you smile? 😃😃😃

I just wonder if the new owners are enjoying the fruits of my labor? 😂

I have a step by step tutorial on my saved stories on Instagram if you want to see more.

Here’s a link to the baskets. They’re from BHG Live Better @walmart

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-2pk-Small-Chicken-Wire-Basket-Set/374715872

 

Have a great week sweet friends!

With much love,

Leanna 😘



Farmhouse Kitchen

 Have you ever walked into a space that did not look so hot,  but you totally did not see it that way? When I walked into this kitchen for the very first time I saw what was in my head, not what was in front of my eyes!  To be truthful, I don’t think I ever saw it any other way!
In the original footprint the kitchen was underneath where I was standing to take this picture.

Here’s the same view after we flipped the kitchen. Looks a little different, huh? 😂

I knew in order to make this kitchen what it needed to be, we were going to need to remove the wall from the dining room into the kitchen and open up  the  two spaces to make them one.

The old kitchen cabinets were about where this island ends.

Once the wall was removed we would then have a huge kitchen and breakfast area that would be perfect for entertaining and in every day living!

This is where the wall used to be.


 So, one of the first things that had to happen,  The long windows had to go! They were removed and shorter windows that would sit above the countertops replaced them.

Much better!😃

Then comes the island! We  created this island by re-purposing some of the cabinets from the previous kitchen.

I wanted to add some depth to the design. We used shiplap around the sides and back of the island and then chunky beams for the X on the end.

We also wanted to have a space for barstools or one long bench. To Create that space we went out further with the braces and the countertop.

My absolute favorite thing about this kitchen design is this sink cabinet and farmhouse sink! I just wanna smile every time I look at it!  😃  And maybe even dance little!  💃🏼 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼  Yep, it makes me that happy! 😂

The floating shelves are also a showstopper!

Let’s  just take a second to soak up all of the beauty of this custom made range hood! I mean, it just totally makes me 🤩🤩🤩!

A white kitchen is my absolute favorite! I knew from the beginning I wanted this kitchen to be white, but also wanted to bring in the warmth of some wood tones as well.

The backsplash is  White subway tile with white grout. The countertops are Quartz Carrera.

My favorite part of this house reno was the kitchen! But, my favorite part of this whole entire project was who I was able to work with!  I’m so thankful that my long time friend and bestie asked me to partner with her to do this project!  We had a blast! We turned something not so desirable into something that makes you want to come in the door and never want to leave! I hope you all love it as much as we do. 💗💗💗💗💗

If you want to see more of this kitchen follow me on Instagram  @The_Whole_9_Yards_Design

I have all sources tagged there in addition to saved stories on this whole entire process. Thanks so much for reading along y’all!

See you soon!  😘

Leanna