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Building Our Fridge Surround and Mini Pantry

April 8, 2023

Sarah Randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past five years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

Hi, we're Jake and Sarah

Since moving into our house, we’ve never had a pantry. All of our food has been stuffed into drawers. Let’s build a pantry!

Here’s the plan:

I’m putting in four pocket holes on each side, then we can assemble this mini pantry! (Jake made an executive decision on the name)

Progress feels so good! Check it out!

Next step – paint (well prime first 😉)! I started out by priming with a gray primer because we are painting the cabinets a deep navy. Because this is raw wood, it’s recommended to prime first. I used Kilz 2 Gray Interior/Exterior primer and my Wagner Spray Tech sprayer for the first time! It has an air compressor so it’s much more powerful than I’m used to! You can adjust so many things with this sprayer. You can adjust airflow, amount of paint, flow of paint (narrow or wide), and the direction of the pray! I used the “fine finish” because you’ll see no specks at all in the paint.

Next – we paint! For our cabinets, we’re using Railings by Farrow & Ball. We first used Farrow & Ball paint for our Dark Office Makeover and we fell in love. I used my Wagner Sprayer again…I should have upgraded to this sprayer sooner. It’s amazing! The finish sprayer goes slower and creates such a fine finish (no bumps)! The regular sprayer goes much faster but leaves a little bit of texture (great for walls, exterior or interior). The kit we got comes with both options.

It’s looking pretty good to me…Maggie thinks so too 😉


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