Well, I have anyway.
If you missed Part One, check it out HERE.
If you missed Part Two, check it out HERE.
If you missed Part Three, check it out HERE.
If you're looking for Part Four, you've come to the right place. I was planning to break this into two posts, because there is a TON of content.
But I've had death threats.
So get comfortable and read on. Want a sneak peek?
Here's where we left off. The concrete countertops have been poured, polished, and sealed.
Next up? Backsplash. I originally wanted a diagonal pattern, and while I'm quite certain Phil believes I intentionally choose things in order to make his life miserable, I really don't. And to prove I'm easy, I acquiesced to his request to keep the tiles square to the room.
Here's the pattern I ultimately decided on:
Adding some pure white grout:
After a sponge bath.
The tile got one, too.
So bright and shiny.
I work that man like a house elf.
Allow me to take a moment and explain these cabinets. They are Conestoga ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets we purchased from the Cabinet Joint. No, we didn't get any compensation and we didn't get anything for free. (I have yet to discover exactly how that's done.) We just loved the cabinets we built for the kitchen and wanted the same quality for the pantry. They're all domestic wood (no particle board) and made in the USA.
The pieces came raw (you can get them painted, but we're cheap), and we primed and painted everything before Phil assembled them. The white is Benjamin Moore Advance Satin White. The red is Behr Premium Plus tinted to Glidden Candy Apple. I believe the total came to eighty separate pieces of wood.
Eighty. For ten pantry cabinets. You should have seen our basement with all those pieces parts lying around.
But let's keep things moving, right? Once my favorite house elf was finished building, this is what we had.
Are you ready? I'm so excited I think I just peed myself a little bit. Have you locked in your final answer on what you think the theme will be?
Did I toy with you when I showed you the sneak peek? Yes I did. While coffee (especially Irish coffee) is an extremely important element in anyone's life, the main theme of Andi's Pantry is...
The Real Thing, Baby! I love my Coca-Cola Pantry!
This is my favorite space in the house.
I'm just going to show you a ton of pictures now, m'kay?
I've always loved Coca-Cola's iconic brand.
I rarely drink soda anymore, but when I do, it's ONLY Diet Coke.
Gosh. I must be The Most Interesting Blogger in the World.
See that china? (Well, of course you see it.) It belonged to Phil's mom, Fran. I finally get to display it!
Mmmm...coffee definitely plays an important role in this pantry.
My sister calls this my "Sleeping With the Enemy" cabinet.
Plenty of room for cookbooks and chocolate-covered walnuts.
I know you've been wondering about Eddie. He's supervising as always.
Are you getting tired of looking yet? Me neither. I could look at this room all day. In fact, I did. And I'm about ready to get back to it, so finish up, will ya?
Because it's time for rum & coke:
But I have to say I'm dedicating this little piece of paradise to our sweet Nancy. She loved Diet Coke just as much as I do, and I know she would have gone bonkers over this pantry.
Sweetie, this one's for you!
Let's revisit, shall we? Poor, sad little pantry.
The most freaking amazing awesome pantry of all time!
Phil worked so hard and did such an amazing job bringing my vision to life, and I am really quite proud of my design. I don't usually toot my own horn, but I'm pretty much tooting away like crazy over here right now.
This is my favorite project. Ever. Thanks for coming along for the ride and hanging in there with me! And can you believe it? A wine-free post! I didn't think I could do it! I'm off for a celebratory glass!
Oh. I didn't make it after all, did I...
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