When I last left you all we had to go back to the drawing board with our kitchen pantry design. I couldn’t bring myself to do another drawing, so Matt whipped us up a quick kitchen pantry in Adobe Illustrator.
With the pantry cabinets built, Matt wanted to do a dry fit to check the space.
And I wanted to do a dry fit to make sure all my most important items would fit … like my margarita machine!
A girl has to have her priorities after all.
Next, Matt moved onto building a platform to raise the cabinets up off of the floor.
I really wanted the kitchen pantry to have a custom built in look. Matt had a plan of how to make that happen and started building the platform frame.
After the platform was built we did another dry fit and checked for level.
Then it was my time to shine!
Time for me to do my special stencil treatment to the back of the kitchen pantry built in’s.
I decided the Chez Sheik furniture stencil and the 1 1/2″ stencil brush were perfect for my project.
They were also sending me the Smoked Oyster Stencil Creme but, it was on back order.
And of course, I got impatient and thought I could just go ahead and stencil on my own.
So I did.
And it ended up looking like a Hawaiian shirt …
This is not at all what I had envisioned and I was totally stumped, so I consulted my friend and local DIY blogger Virginia of LiveLoveDIY because I knew she had experience with stenciling furniture.
She suggested a tone on tone, so I (Matt) immediately painted all of the panels white … again!
Thankfully, the next day my smoked oyster stencil creme showed up … and I started over.
Oh man, why did I not wait for this creme to show up to begin with?
The stencil is super easy to use with any type of paint but is beyond stellar when used with the proper stencil brush and stencil creme.
Even with the mess I made of the stencil it was easy to clean because of how thick it was!
The color went on smooth as buttah!
And took less than half the time that it took to do the original stencils with other paint.
Before I knew, it the panels were ready to be attached to the backs of the kitchen pantries!
After the panels were on we were able to add trims!
The kitchen pantry is really starting to come together.
I love the sheen of the Smoked Oyster Creme, it’s got a subtle glisten!
The stencil has added the perfect touch and we are that much closer to being done with the kitchen pantry! What do you think of the kitchen pantry so far just a few more steps to go and we are DONE? Stay tuned!