File this under “Jami will hate me and my apparent good luck at our local ReStore”.
A few weeks ago Robert and I took advantage of a free Saturday afternoon to stop by ReStore. We weren’t really looking for anything in particular, but when we saw this 24″ glass pantry door (with no price sticker), we snatched it up. If we were buying new we may have gone with something a bit more sleek and modern, but when they girl at the register said $45 we were sold.
$199 pantry door for $45? yes, please.
We’ll need to switch the hinges around, but that’s small potatoes compared to the fact that we also have to rip the old pantry out. And move the fridge over. And use some of our left over peel-and-stick vinyl flooring under the new fridge location. (And maybe fix the gap to the left of the sink that I didn’t care about last year when I laid it because I was hungry and FSU was winning.) Oh, and build the new pantry. No big deal. (I’m such a liar.)
I ordered a handle (F above) from Lee Valley to match our new cabinet hardware (D). You know, the ones that we haven’t installed, since I want to buy/build new Shaker style cabinet doors, and drawer fronts. Oh, we have new drawer pulls to install, too.
All in all, I think the kitchen will come together nicely, especially with the bridge faucet.
While we were paying for the pantry door I noticed a stainless steel sink like restaurants use, and I couldn’t get the idea of using it on the back porch out of my head. Probably because I had already priced them at around $1100, and given up on it. Somehow I convinced Robert on the sink, so the next week we went back for it. It was $325, but that is still a steal considering what they go for new.
yes, those are PVC legs. we’re planning to upgrade them
The last time I posted about the porch it looked like this.
I desperately need to take updated pictures, because we have since switched out the fans for a ReStore fan and a light, painted the back door green, and most recently we painted the two interior walls tan (the same tan as the front porch, which I never finished posting about last year, because I am terrible.)
We hope to make this space a sunroom/game room over the next few years. One day we’d like barn doors on the long exterior wall, and a smaller door for the dogs (into a new area just for them) on the shorter exterior wall. But that plan also includes extending the patio, redoing our fences, and enclosing the porch with glass (or plexi, since someone had bad luck with glass) windows instead of screen.
The new sink will be going on that strange step where the grill is in the bottom photo. We also plan to add curtains, and hang a tv on the wall beside the back door. Luckily there is already an outlet in the ceiling as though someone else had a tv there before. The table and chairs that we bought three years ago when we bought the house* will be either donated to ReStore or given to a friend.
* We missed our Housiversary! Well, we didn’t miss it, I just didn’t post about it. We celebrated (two days late) with bourbon, because I’m allergic to beer/wine/champange. Maybe we’ll finish up the exterior paint soon as a present to ourselves.