That’s what I think every time I see my pantry now.
Remember that I just cleaned years of grime and gunk off the shelves/walls/door:
And hinted that I had a fun plan up my sleeve for the pantry…
Can you guess what it was?
Surprise! Yellow pantry door! Bryan calls it “school bus” yellow, which may or may not be a fair comparison, but I specifically picked this yellow because I thought it was the perfect representation of sunflower petals. (I have had a slight obsession with sunflowers ever since I was 10 and redesigned my bedroom with a comprehensive sunflower theme. Sunflower everything. Now I prefer this more subtle nod to my floral affection. If you can call something this yellow “subtle”.)
The color is “Twenty Carat” by Behr. One sample pot was the perfect size for three coats (necessary because I didn’t prime the door and there were some dark marks that were difficult to cover). Cost: $3.
After painting, I coated the door with glossy Polycrylic for a wipeable finish, to avoid any grimy pantry horrors in the future.
Popped the wire organizer back on, and realized that it was originally installed way too high… But that’s another problem for another day (or never… we’ll see).
As you can see, the yellow doesn’t make much sense with the current state of the kitchen, but I promise it works perfectly with the vision I have in my head. And doing a little upgrade like painting the pantry door has me totally psyched to tackle the rest of it!
Here’s my updated kitchen inspiration board… (Visit this post for more details!)
Can’t wait to slowly get to each element on here!
What do you think?
I love the yellow door! And your plan for your kitchen looks great to me. Black and white is always a winner, especially when combined with those pops of bright yellow (or any other bright color).
My entire panty still needs work. I have been in this house six years, and I am still trying to correct the previous owner's "inferior desecration."
Thanks Scribbler! I love the term "inferior desecration", haha!
Marie H. says
I love the striped curtains, because as you may remember, I am crazy about them! Thanks for commenting over on my blog! I just added another post featuring black and white stripes and wanted to let you know about it! I decided that I wanted to do a little series where I post inspiring images featuring the B&W stripe!
BTW, the pantry looks great! What an improvement!!
Thanks Marie H! I'm now officially in love with black and white stripes as well!
Christina O says
Very cute. I love those little happy surprises too.