Pantry Update: Paneling, Restored Vintage Windows, And A HOT Debate


OKEE DOKEYYY NOW WE ARE IN BUSINESS!!! Oh geez. If that shot doesn’t do it for you then I don’t know what you’re into, as a result of these home windows, with that paneling flanking the entry into the pantry, are what my fantasies are fabricated from. At the moment you’re going to get a pantry replace submit – the place we landed with the stone, the paneling, and the home windows and allow you to into the controversy Brian and I are having about paint colour. BUCKLE UP BUTTERCUP!!!

In case you don’t know the place we’re in the home, the pantry is conveniently off the kitchen, which shares an area with the lounge. It’s an odd form because of the exterior wall slicing in however we’re in love along with her as if she had been the third baby that Brian wouldn’t let me have (jk).

Classic Home windows Are Again!!!

For these of you who’ve been following for the reason that starting of this farmhouse “journey” (click on right here for the entire posts), you would possibly keep in mind the OG classic home windows in the lounge. The explanation we didn’t maintain the OG home windows the place they initially had been was three-fold:

  1. We wished to loosen up this room quite a bit and open it to the unbelievable yard. We might have finished this by placing french doorways in between these home windows (and critically thought of it) however we didn’t.
  2. The first flooring had three, 100-year-old shaky/rotting home windows (like the 2 you see) however they had been largely aluminum and vinyl home windows from completely different add-ons and remodels. We restored all of the home windows on the second flooring however determined to make all of the home windows on the primary flooring new. Which left us with three classic home windows to by some means use in the home.

So we took the higher sashes from the 2 home windows in the lounge, with the diamond sample and flipped them vertically to border the doorway into the pantry. It’s a magical second that brings me an unspeakable quantity of pleasure. Undecided if any of you possibly can relate, however after being on this area for 15 years you’ve seen and been round quite a bit. So to ensure that that jolt of serotonin to circulate out of your mind into your limbs, one thing actually has to do it for you. That is it. It’s not that it’s this loopy standout architectural second (advantageous, it’s for me), it’s the sentiment, and the way laborious my staff and I labored to be sure that these authentic and now inside home windows actually WORK once more in our dwelling. Thanks, Jamie and ARCIFORM for making these work!!!!!!!!

However What Are We going To Paint The Home windows?

They may get painted the identical because the paneling – a satin white. However the principle query, and why I introduced you all right here at present, is to assist me resolve what colour we should always paint the within of the pantry. My authentic design (which I spoke about on this submit) was to color it the identical colour because the decrease cupboards. So it will be only one darkish moody blue, together with the ceiling, paneling, and shelving. Within the photograph beneath you possibly can see the massive paint sticker (Slate Tile by Sherwin-Williams). Listed below are my ideas in ascending order:

  1. Moody is tremendous cool. Darkish is stylish and dangerous. I do know this intellectually. Additionally…
  2. A pantry is a storage room, and shouldn’t really feel just like the kitchen (that is Brian’s major argument). However…
  3. Will the darkish colour make it really feel like a darkish cave that doesn’t pop? We have now that classic window in there that’s presently lined on the outside so you possibly can’t get the sense of sunshine in there (and neither can I). Brian thinks this window will usher in a number of gentle and it’d!
  4. I’m nervous that the colour we selected is so darkish (with out sufficient gentle) that it’ll simply suck all gentle and the room gained’t be inviting or pop. It’d simply look useless.
  5. So my ideas are to color the paneling and ceiling a lighter shade of blue. Not a loopy two-tone, however simply lighter so that there’s some distinction in there and your eye doesn’t learn it as useless house.
  6. Brian doesn’t agree. He loves my authentic design and the ideas round it and he retains simply saying “it is a pantry, not an extension of a kitchen”. I agree! In principle. I imply it was my concept in any case. However after I went to seek out any pictures of a brilliant darkish pantry nothing was inspiring. The unique inspiration pictures had been all simply close-up vignettes of shelving NOT full rooms.
  7. Brian can be so finished with me questioning my very own selections that had been made MONTHS in the past. And consider me, Brian, me, too!!! Think about how annoying I’m to myself! Nevertheless, now we have made some selections that I already remorse (not huge offers, however sure) which is all very very regular on this course of. And you realize what else is regular?? Rethinking your decisions up till you make the FINAL resolution. Now that I’m scripting this I’m realizing how essential and regular it’s. It’s the ultimate edit earlier than you flip within the ebook – you may need thought some sentences had been PERFECT, however upon the final look, you suppose “might they be barely higher???” AND THAT’S OK.
  8. And in case you are nervous about my marriage don’t 🙂 If this renovation was really inflicting fights then I wouldn’t be writing about them to one million strangers. It’s a wholesome stage of debating that I frankly want from my companion and I’m grateful he’s engaged sufficient to have critical and agency opinions.

So think about (as I’m proper now) that room being as darkish as the underside cupboards, with the kitchen and the classic window wall all being white. Once more, with that classic exterior window in there being blocked, it’s so laborious to inform!!!

The Paneling…

All through the home (the place acceptable) we designed and put in this superior paneling. It’s a customized run from an organization in Portland known as Inventive Woodworking and they’re 10″ boards with a 1/2″ bead. So mainly a REALLY giant beadboard, I’ll discuss it extra later nevertheless it’s one of many extra “pointless” issues that we felt was extraordinarily essential to the house. Jamie, Taylor, Tourin, Steve, and the remainder of the staff have spent WEEKS putting in it. If you’re an actual renovation/design geek all these issues are particular, and in case you are on a funds there are such a lot of inexpensive V-grooves or beadboards on the market.

Let’s Discuss {Hardware}…

Actual fast…once more, image that every one darkish blue! It might look so good (in principle, with the proper gentle). Now for this room, we had been doing the identical unlacquered brass {hardware} because the kitchen, however after seeing the stone in there and the darkish paint I noticed I wished it to be black. So we’re getting the identical types however within the Oil Rubbed Bronze (which at Rejuvenation is sort of black). Extra on that later. And for these of you nervous concerning the injury on the bottom of the cupboards, we at all times meant and designed it to have a baseboard. So Distinctive Kitchens and Baths offered a trim piece that now we have but to put in.

The Stone!

We selected this honed granite that’s actually fairly in darkish however has some motion in it. It’s a particularly hardworking stone that won’t markup or chip simply. We had leftover Carrera from our kitchen that we might have used however knew that A. Carrera is definitely stained and our espresso bar is in right here, and B. that might have been quite a bit lighter and regarded like a kitchen counter slightly than a pantry. I haven’t seen it in individual however…

We purchased it from Bedrosian, and because of Alpha StoneWorks for the fabrication. It’s easy, sturdy, and well-executed. Oh and sure, that door is getting painted (it goes to the basement the place I’m going to retailer all my survivalist meals and canned tuna as soon as I embrace my Mormon roots and really begin doing it once more!!). My home goes to scent like tuna for weeks yearly identical to it did after I was a small baby!!! Barrels of wheat right here we come!! Y2K any day!! My children are so fortunate!!??!!).

Sneak Peek Into The Kitchen…

Y’all, I’m seeing this with YOU. After all, I see it a couple of days forward, however I haven’t seen any of this in individual but so these pictures excite me past perception. Extra on the kitchen quickly. However again to the pantry: the stone seems to be superior. The paneling is so fairly. The cupboards are so pretty. The classic inside home windows are unbelievable however once more…. LOOK AT THAT KITCHEN!!!!!

We’re getting shut. I really feel extraordinarily fortunate, joyful, grateful, and largely relieved that I like it all SO MUCH. Thanks for studying 🙂 xx

*Photographs by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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