Several weeks ago, we took on the daunting task of updating and renovating our walk-in pantry. When we built our house five years ago, pantry functionality and design was, unfortunately, not high on our priority list. Given how frequently we use that little room, it’s really a shame we put it off so long. My friends over at Glidden® paint made the process so much easier. After submitting a few of my inspiration photos to their online My Image Inspiration tool , I was actually able to narrow my colors down considerably. It couldn’t have been easier! I knew I wanted gray, but nothing too blue or too purple. The perfect color needed to be dark enough to make my new shelving “pop,” but not so dark that it made the small space feel even smaller. To re-cap, here are my before images:
Now, this was an awesome pantry before, but something about it just felt a bit dingy to me. I couldn’t move the shelves around, and the beige wall color did nothing for the feeling of cleanliness and crisp-organization that I was going for. I’m a food blogger, I spend a LOT of time in my pantry – I needed it to be functional, and I wanted it to look good, too! After Glidden paint’s color tool helped me narrow down my color choices, we got started. Now, I am not an expert painter by any means, but a quick review of the How-To section of Glidden.com helped me feel confident that I was following the proper steps for a great final result. And I have to tell you, I couldn’t be more happy with our new pantry. The Color Palette tool managed to find the perfect shade of gray, the paint went on like a dream, and I finally have the fresh, simple-but-designed pantry look I was going for. I’m telling you guys, if I can do this, anyone can. This isn’t like walking into the paint department and trying to pick out the perfect color from thousands of paint chips, under fluorescent lighting and buying seventeen samples before deciding on the perfect color. Glidden paint’s My Image Inspiration tool makes it easy. And who doesn’t need a bit more easy in their lives? Just look at my new pantry! The new paint color (Granite Gray) makes such a dramatic difference, and it’s just exactly what I was dreaming about back when I was just saving my inspiration photos. The fresh, new look makes me happy, and even tedious tasks like putting away groceries are suddenly just a bit more fun.
I hope my little pantry remodel has inspired you to freshen up some of the areas in your own home. I was so afraid that I was going to choose the wrong color and be stuck with it, but the tools on Glidden paint’s website made the whole process easier for me. Finally, be sure to visit the Glidden paint’s Pinterest Page as well for a great collection of inspirational images. And make sure you check out the other posts in this series: A Pantry Makeover, Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks to Glidden paint for getting me going on this long-overdue pantry remodel!
This post is sponsored by Glidden paint, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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