Category Archives: A Bit About Me

Pantry Storage


Before . . .

After . . .

Soooo, I bought the cube storage from Target because I just didn’t feel like making one from scratch and then having to paint it.  This was an almost perfect fit as is.  The floor in the pantry wasn’t super level and the cubbies were shorter than I was hoping for so I bought these furniture legs from Lowes I ended up going back and getting a third one.  The threads are removeable but I left them on to make them easier to paint.

I painted a couple of coats and then removed the threads.  I put the 3 white feet in the front of the cabinet and cut some 4×4’s from some scrap wood for the back legs.

I used Liquid Nails and a nail gun to attach all the legs.  I had to use this mason jar and some tiles to raise up the unit so I could slide the legs underneath. I needed a second set of hands.

It fits perfect in this spot!  I also bought the red 13″ storage bins from Target. Now I need to cut some beadboard to finish above the teal countertop to the left . . . sooo close to being done.

Butter dish and jars are from Pioneer Woman (Walmart) and the wood slice is from Joann’s, I just stained it.

Pantry Barn Door


I had planned on hanging the door higher (like my other barn door) but realized this door was too short.  So I had to remove the support board I’d originally hung (above the door frame) and added a smaller one adjacent to the door frame.

This was the lowest I could hang it and it’s still going to be shorter than normal but I reallllly wanted to use my old vintage door, so it is what it is 😉   Then I painted the wall and door trim so it was fresh and clean.

Taa daa!!  I loveeeee it!!  It did take 3 coats of paint, lol.  You can’t tell in this picture but after I hung it I realized the door is totally caddie-whampus.  I’d known that when it was my original back door that it had a weird piece of trim down the side of it but I never thought twice about it!  The door itself is crooked!  It hangs level, the barn door rod is level, my roller brackets are straight, but the door is totally crooked!!  Oh well, one of my friends said it adds character, LOL.  I’m going with that!

The dead bolt is orignial, I just cleaned it up and put it back on.  I’ve had this door knob for 5 years (bought it from Home Goods), just waiting for this day!  It’s the perfect touch for my caddie-whampus door 😉


Pantry Barn Door Progress


Ok, it’s all sanded and cleaned up.  I started painting and oh my word – how many coats is this going to take??? I’m guessing 3 . . . let’s be clear – 3 is how many I will do, lol.  Oh, the color is a custom match to a red pillow that I have 😉

WOW Me Wednesday – Iced Coffee


This is the first batch of the season and let me just say . . . “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it . . . I’m about to lose control and I think I like it!!”  You will toooooo, here’s the recipe – it’s actually adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s Recipe for Iced Coffee . . . .




I love snapdragons and I’m usually too late to purchase them by the time I think about buying some.

I had to make a run to Home Depot for some paint for my pantry barn door and I saw these! Yahoo! Oh, and looking at this picture is a friendly reminder to myself to re-paint the pumpkin patch fence, lol.

Pantry Barn Door


Since my Kitchen is finally finished I figured the next project should be finishing the pantry.  My Pantry use to be the mudroom and this was my exterior door.  I’ve had the door stored in my barn since I did the addition because I knew I had to use it somewhere and like Ben & Erin from “HomeTown”, I too like a little dinge, lol.  I decided to use it for my pantry.  The way the pantry is set up I couldn’t really have a door that swung in or swung out due to the big hole (door) in the floor to the crawlspace.

So I’ve decided to use this as a barn door to the pantry that I’ll hang on the inside of the doorway as opposed to the outside of the doorway – because that’s my only option, lol.

This door is unbelievably heavy – this old wood is tongue and groove – so cool!

I removed all the hardware and now it’s time to get to sanding – some dinge is really not necessary! LOL  Annnnddddd look what I found in my bag of tools – yep, that’s a N95’er 😉



SCORE! I made a run to the grocery store yesterday after work – I was happily shocked when I saw Charmin TP!!  I could only buy one but I’ve never been so happy to see toilet paper! LOL  It’s been at least a month since I saw TP on the shelves AND they had Bounty Paper towels – WOW – it was a win win kinda day! LOL

Ohhhhh YES I Did!



Since I had to go to my office today to pick up some stuff . . . I wassss already out so I thought I’d stop by and support one of my local small businesses! LOL    This week – Left to right: Chilled Sugar Cookie w/Cadbury Mini Eggs, Chilled Coconut Lime, Caramel Popcorn and last but not least Buckeye Brownie – You’re Welcome LOLLLLL

My New Office


Ok, I’m swamped at work but wanted to show you my new office.  We recently moved out of the construction trailers to a real office building – just down the street.

Still have to add a few doo-daas to my shelves but I love my desk.  And having two monitors is the only way to go!

Love my little coffee area. Found my artwork, pig pic and the coffee cup holder at Hobby Lobby.

Had to show you a close up . . . I added some rhinestones to her flowers to catch the light, LOL.

Pantry Update


So I it’s been awhile but time to update you all.  Since my kitchen re-do is technically done, I thought it was time to work on the Pantry (my old mudroom). This is the old mudroom after moving the hot water heater, washer & dryer out of it.  Jason and I went to Bud’s Warehouse (a few years ago, lol) and bought these old cabinets and countertop. He put these in for me back in 2016.

There’s always a plan – it just takes awhile to execute it, lol.  And though it still is a work in progress, it is progress!  I have a piece of sheet linoleum that I will replace this nasty stuff with as soon as the weather gets better.  I would have loved to continued the flooring from my kitchen into this room but it would be too heavy for the opening to the crawl space, so linoleum it will be.

I took the old door trim off because the cabinets came to the edge. I will replace it with new trim and my plan is to hang a barn door inside the pantry.  I want to be able to close it off (because sometimes is a “catch-all) room and there really wasn’t room to have a door that swung in or swung out.  I kept the old “back door” to the house before I did the addition and it’s going to become the pantry barn door – later (way later) on that one, lol.

I finally painted those old cabinets!  It’s amazing what fresh paint can do!!  Because of the weather I haven’t had a chance to replace the old linoleum yet so here’s a pic of the new rug I found on Overstock! Because of the space I wanted a 5×5 square rug and this one was perfect. I love the blue greens and soft hints of yellow, it’s soft and plush – I love it!!!  The rug is: Safavieh Evoke Candi Distressed Vintage Boho Rug (couldn’t add the link).  It only took a jar of sample paint from Home Depot to do the face of the cabinets!  It’s Behr’s “Longmeadow” in interior semi-gloss.