Thursday, August 12, 2010

{My Dream Pantry}

So, I came across this amazing blog the other day.  It's called House of Smith's.  I honestly have to say this is one of my favorite blogs ever!  Shelley is a wife, mother and very talented!  If you've never checked this family out please go do so now.  I'll wait for you............

I read her entire  blog in one night.  It's that good people.  I came across a post about her pantry.  I never thought that I could fall in love with a pantry but I did.  Shelley is that G.O.O.D.  She can make one of the boringest {is that a word} spaces in your home one of the most must see spaces.  So I'm in the process of trying to figure out what we need to do to make ours look this good. 

I'm so jealous.  I want mine to look like this.  It'll be a process for us because right now we have no shelves in our pantry.  It's a good size but we are using a bookshelf to store our goods.  It's ugly.  There's no other way to describe it.  I want this pantry.  I emailed Shelley for some tips and she was so helpful.  She has a vinyl lettering company so the quatrefoil design that she uses is all vinyl.  She said it can get expensive so she suggested I use the template featured on Tatertots and Jello.  I printed it off and tried using an Exacto knife.  It's hard and time consuming.  I don't have a lot of patience so I gave up after about 10 minutes.  I found a website that has the stencil.  It's $25 bucks.  Ouch.  I ordered it though.  I don't know when I'll start the project but for now I can paint the pantry and put the stencil to use.  I also found a new light I want to hang in there.  Right now it has a light bulb, yes you heard me right, a light bulb and a string.  Classy.  I'll have to call an electrician to install a light switch but it'll be worth the money for this...........
We are trying to take our house in a different direction.  I want a farmhouse cottage.  I want something that represents who we are and what we do.  Well, what my husband does.  He's a farmer.  8th generation.  If  you haven't check out the House of Smith's and their amazing pantry go do so now.   

I'm off to have my nightly glass of chocolate milk and watch The Golden Girls.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life.

    I do love Flipping Out. I don't know why I didn't watch it before now. I just another show to add to my Tivo:)

    I will check out House of Smith. I LOVE to organize so I will definitely look at it. I love her pantry! Have a good weekend.