During our last kitchen remodel (forced upon us by fallen tree on house during Hurricane Rita), I asked my husband to build me a furniture looking pantry cabinet. We designed this with lots of fun stuff like slide out shelves custom sized to my grocery items. Love the toe kick drawer for storing those cookie pans that don't fit anywhere else! I forgot to take a picture, but that little skinny drawer in the middle is actually a pull out serving shelf. It's topped with stainless steel and comes in very handy!
The paint finish was accomplished with Old Masters wiping stain over the same cream color Sherwin Williams cabinet paint seen in background. I just applied heavily on the pantry cabinet. The small dry erase board mounted inside a door really helped me keep on top of my grocery list!
And, if you've never heard of them, I saw "pot bumper guards" on a home improvement show and had to have them! Used some more of that great stainless steel of course! I just bought scraps from the local sheet metal shop and had them cut and bent them to the specific dimensions of my pot drawers. Just used a little liquid glue to adhere them!
The little feature is soooo very helpful when I am entering or leaving through the garage area with my hands full. I had standard door knobs everywhere else in the house but decided to go with a lever style door knob at this door to my garage. It makes such a difference when you're hauling in the babies or the groceries!
My design wall in sewing room/extra bedroom has been so helpful to me as I play with different layouts for my quilts. I also enjoy hanging up purses or any of my latest craft projects for inspiration when I am in high production mode! It was an easy DIY project using insulation board and brown flannel fabric. I wanted my design area 10 feet wide and 8 feet tall so we had to use more than one board. I simply sewed the flannel sections together and wrapped them around each section securing with duct tape on the back. Nailed them to the wall and voila! Since cotton fabric magically sticks to flannel, I usually don't even need to use pins. But I have a nice little wall pin cushion when I need it.