WE DID IT! After 50 day, nearly 350 hours, 2 weeks of severe illness, contractors cancelling last minute to help me catch up, and a handful of other hiccups, the Pantry Project is complete and the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge has come to end and it’s time for the reveal!
I was able to follow so many incredible people as they refinished bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and even a few pantries, and be part of their ups and downs. It has been a significant honour being chosen as 1 of 20 featured designers in a worldwide event, and as a Canadian, bringing together a community that it strong and encouraging; inspiring and creative. This community is unmatched and I can’t wait to see every ones reveals.
First off, I’d like to say thank you to Linda Weinstein, the founder of the One Room Challenge, for trusting me to be part of the ORC , to represent a diverse group of designers and creators. She believed in me and was a great help along the way making sure that if I needed anything, she was a call or email away! I’d also like to thank Better Homes and Gardens for being and incredible media sponsor for the event.
So let’s dive into this reveal but we need to go back to the beginning…
If you’d like to revisit the project week by week, you can visit all the previous weeks here:
A few words to describe the pantry “before”: unorganized, snack chaos, cold, and boring. For many years, I have tried to organize it month after month, only for it to become crowded and uncontrollable. This pantry measures 8ft deep by 5 feet wide (4 feet in the front) with 9 ft ceilings and an 8ft bulkhead. There were 5 horizontal shelves total and a lot a wasted space and our appliances collected dust on the floor.
THE INSPIRATION AND MOOD BOARD
I knew I wanted the space to feel more open and bright because there are no windows. It felt so crammed. I drew massive inspiration from JettSetFarmhouse and the pantry they had in their previous home. I loved the wood tones with the white and the large open shelves and unique storage. I also loved the detail work behind the shelves in Rachel Parcell’s pantry.
I started by ripping everything out and starting by scratch. Every unit in this pantry was hand built. 8 total cabinet boxes and well over 150 pocket holes. It was a labour of love. Unfortunately, at week 4/5, I got very sick for 2 weeks and progress stopped at that. However, through perseverance, a few extra helping hands, I was able to get everything finished for this reveal. after our tiler cancelled on us 3 days before this reveal, my husband, the day after bicep surgery, and his father-in-law, stayed up till 3am to finish the tile for the reveal and I couldn’t be more thankful…They made this happen and I am forever grateful. So let’s get to it.
My goal was to make this pantry functional and organized. I didn’t want things to get hidden behind other things and get lost in the abyss. I wanted it to be warm and inviting and unique.
This beautiful rug is the “Heidi” in Dove/Blush by Loloi Rugs. The tones unite the tones throughout the pantry and I was so excited to find a rug that wasn’t too large for this pantry.
Metrie provided the shiplap for behind the shelves and I think it added the right amount of dimension. It gives character and, even though some say it’s going out of style, i find it timeless and there are so many applications for it. The modern Jasper drawer pulls were provided by Emtek.
Kichler Lighting provided the lighting for my pantry. The Strabo 12in 3 Light Semi Flush ceiling light was the perfect addition to add some dimension to the pantry. The LED tape undercount lighting brings so much more light to the space and give a luxurious feel.
The Black Vida Handles provided by Delaney Hardware makes a huge impact. Door handles can make a space feel updates without breaking a budget. The sleek square handles bring a modern feel to our home.
And another thank you to Handy Pail for providing painting supplies for the project. Their pails made it easier to paint without having to go up and down the ladder multiple times for paint and i was able to use less brushes because of their magnet feature on the pail.
This room…I have no words. I took a village to complete…But we did it. And like I always say, this may be my favourite room in the house for a while…until next time… What is your favourite part?
Now, Be sure to check out all the other Featured Designers Revealing their spaces today and stayed tuned to the ORC website for all the incredible guest designers reveals starting Thursday!
Albie Knows | At Home with Savvy | Beth Diana Smith | Eclectic Twist | Erika Ward Interiors | From House to Home | G. Lebron Interiors | Goldalamode | Home Made by Carmona | Impeccable Nest | Jeweled Interiors| Joyful Designs Studio | Joy Street Design | Our Fifth House | Peony & Honey | Pinch Plate Party| Rebecca Propes | Reem’s Design | Saudah Saleem Interiors | Whitney J Decor
Until Next Time… Thanks for being here and supporting me and don’t forget to head over to my instagram to follow along for my next project! But for now, I am going to go take a nap, eat a bunch of snacks and “maybe” fill my pantry. Cheers!