Tuesday, May 3, 2016

{ DIY Farmhouse Style Pantry Door using an Old Window }

Happy Tuesday guys & welcome back to my little blog! I'm just going to jump right into it today because it's going to be a L O N G post!!! I've been working on this little project for about 3 weeks now & it's finally done { super simple project, very indecisive girl ha }. This project was our most simplest project to date & I originally thought it might be a problem..This project literally took my dear hubby 20 minutes at tops & well, me about 3 weeks to decide on a paint, style etc.. Lets not talk about that though hahaha. If you've been following me you'd know that our kitchen/ dining room is under a little "revamp" & I've been obsessed with adding character to our little suburban cottage aka a 1960's rancher lol! Last week we added this --> DIY Vintage Barn Door   & today I'm showcasing the cutest & most thrifty pantry door! This project cost under $20 with paint & new food storage containers...The actual project was FREE!! Enough rambling - COME SEEEEE!



So you guys know me..sometimes I forget to get "before" shots because lets face it I'm in the moment haha. This was the door before..just your standard white pantry door with a black handle.

The bottom picture is after we installed the window. All to this project was drilling the old hardware hinges into the window sides. We didn't make any new holes, cuts or anything. We simply just attached the hinges we had from the old door to the window & done!! 

Side Note: The vintage window was a free find & already this brown color when we got it. I did take a poll from my Instagram page here -->TheQuaintSanctuary IG  about what color to paint it & most of you said white..Ya, I just couldn't do that , it would be tooo simple right?! I took the advice of Allison from A House and A Dog & Lindsay from Whimsy Girl Design ! Both said white shelving inside, so I painted the shelving pure white & left the wood sides for charm. Thanks, ladies!!!

 A F T E R

I bought all new storage containers for dirt cheap at +Walmart and picked up these labels to track the dates/ expiration on goods. The labels are from +IKEA USA . I love the functionality of them, but especially the vintage fun look they give the plain containers & the mason jars!

I wanted to keep it simple, fresh & still with that vintage modern charm!! I love the mason jars for storing extra baking powders etc.. Knowing me I'll be switching this whole pantry around next week..I'm having fun playing around with it & think some vintage crates would be cute hmm ;)

**As you can see I also didn't paint it perfectly. I wanted that chippy look to shine through, so once I painted it black I did distress some parts for the brown to shine through again!

I got the black tote containers at Dollar General for 3/$6!!!! I mean they were soo cheap, big & I love how the black with the silver grommet detail looked! This is our "real" pantry as our other one is used for cleaning supplies etc.. so that's why you may see food items peeking out. I also may have had a sticky bun or two while photographing hahaha!

The original hinges from the old standard pantry door.

The granite counter stuck out a bit, so we just measured & cut so it shut nicely. I should mention we also added some tiny clear grippers so in case it gets slammed it's no biggie!!

I really hope you guys loved this DIY!! This is my most favorite home project other than the barn door to date!! I'm kind of obsessed at how it looks, the storage & how much bigger it makes the space appear. Super simple, fun & nearly FREE!!!!

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