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 made from. At present you’ll get a pantry replace put up – 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 shade. 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 as a result of exterior wall chopping in however we’re in love along with her as if she had been the third little one 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 all the posts), you may bear in mind the OG classic home windows in the lounge. The explanation we didn’t preserve the OG home windows the place they initially had been was three-fold:

  1. We wished to loosen up this room lots and open it to the unimaginable yard. We may have completed this by placing french doorways in between these home windows (and significantly 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 totally 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’ll be able to relate, however after being on this area for 15 years you’ve seen and been round lots. So to ensure that that jolt of serotonin to stream 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 (fantastic, it’s for me), it’s the sentiment, and the way exhausting my crew and I labored to ensure that these authentic and now inside home windows actually WORK once more in our house. Thanks, Jamie and ARCIFORM for making these work!!!!!!!!

However What Are We going To Paint The Home windows?

They are going to 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 determine what shade we must always paint the within of the pantry. My authentic design (which I spoke about on this put up) was to color it the identical shade because the decrease cupboards. So it could be only one darkish moody blue, together with the ceiling, paneling, and shelving. Within the photograph beneath you’ll be able to see the big 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 foremost argument). However…
  3. Will the darkish shade make it really feel like a darkish cave that doesn’t pop? Now we have that classic window in there that’s at the moment coated on the outside so you’ll be able to’t get the sense of sunshine in there (and neither can I). Brian thinks this window will usher in plenty of mild and it would!
  4. I’m anxious that the colour we selected is so darkish (with out sufficient mild) that it’s going to simply suck all mild and the room gained’t be inviting or pop. It’d simply look lifeless.
  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 lifeless area.
  6. Brian doesn’t agree. He loves my authentic design and the ideas round it and he retains simply saying “this can be a pantry, not an extension of a kitchen”. I agree! In principle. I imply it was my concept in spite of everything. However once I went to search out any photographs of an excellent darkish pantry nothing was inspiring. The unique inspiration photographs had been all simply close-up vignettes of shelving NOT full rooms.
  7. Brian can be so completed with me questioning my very own choices that had been made MONTHS in the past. And imagine me, Brian, me, too!!! Think about how annoying I’m to myself! Nonetheless, we’ve made some choices that I already remorse (not massive offers, however sure) which is all very very regular on this course of. And you understand what else is regular?? Rethinking your selections up till you make the FINAL determination. Now that I’m penning this I’m realizing how necessary and regular it’s. It’s the ultimate edit earlier than you flip within the e-book – you might need thought some sentences had been PERFECT, however upon the final look, you suppose “may they be barely higher???” AND THAT’S OK.
  8. And in case you are anxious about my marriage don’t 🙂 If this renovation was truly inflicting fights then I wouldn’t be writing about them to 1,000,000 strangers. It’s a wholesome stage of debating that I frankly want from my associate and I’m grateful he’s engaged sufficient to have severe 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 exhausting to inform!!!

The Paneling…

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

Let’s Discuss {Hardware}…

Actual fast…once more, image that each one darkish blue! It will look so good (in principle, with the best mild). 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 spotted I wished it to be black. So we’re getting the identical types however within the Oil Rubbed Bronze (which at Rejuvenation is nearly black). Extra on that later. And for these of you anxious concerning the harm on the bottom of the cupboards, we all the time supposed and designed it to have a baseboard. So Distinctive Kitchens and Baths offered a trim piece that we’ve 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 an especially hardworking stone that won’t markup or chip simply. We had leftover Carrera from our kitchen that we may have used however knew that A. Carrera is definitely stained and our espresso bar is in right here, and B. that may have been lots lighter and appeared like a kitchen counter relatively than a pantry. I haven’t seen it in particular person 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 odor like tuna for weeks yearly identical to it did once I was a small little one!!! 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. In fact, I see it a number of days forward, however I haven’t seen any of this in particular person but so these photographs excite me past perception. Extra on the kitchen quickly. However again to the pantry: the stone seems superior. The paneling is so fairly. The cupboards are so beautiful. The classic inside home windows are unimaginable however once more…. LOOK AT THAT KITCHEN!!!!!

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

*Photographs by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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