Repainted The Pantry

Me and my Big Mouth have been at it again. I decided some time ago to repaint the old laundry room com pantry and dog washing area. It’s also the route that we, and most of our guests, choose to enter the house. Thus the badly needed update. Steve quite rightly tried to talk me out of this quest but the poor man was pushed into it by my constant (albeit sweetly applied) coercion. After a great deal of eye rolling, he did give in. He’s such a pip. I really don’t deserve him.

Color spectrum decided, we proceeded to our favorite hardware store Farmers & Builders (aka Ace Hardware) in Blackshear. You should have seen Mr. Ian’s face when I said, oh so vaguely, “We need a gallon of light green paint.” πŸ˜‚ He laughed … and laughed … and laughed. πŸ˜‚ And when he finally caught his breath, he showed us all the green color choices. My goodness! I don’t blame him a bit for disappearing afterwards, especially after a nice young lady piped up and said, “I want to paint my walls gray …” He must hear that a lot ’cause I thought he was going to faint.

Mr. Ian, aka Mad Scientist

After some deliberation, and mild disagreements, we both chose the Clark+Kensington “Bon Voyage” (29D-1u). One can see from the following photos how much brighter and cleaner πŸ‘ looking this color is than the Forest Green. And, yes, it took two coats. That’s OK. I was expecting that. Here’s the before’s and after’s:

As an added touch, we also ordered new brushed chrome outlet covers to match the handles on the cabinets. Those should arrive sometime next week.

I’m very pleased with the outcome. It was well worth the shoulder pain and temporary inconvenience.

I also promised, under penalty of 30 lashes with a wet noodle if I re-nig, πŸ˜‡ that I will not even think about any further projects on this scale without also considering the cost of hiring someone with a younger body to do it for us. Neither of us can take doing this kind of work anymore.

Growing old isn’t for sissies y’all. 😁😍

13 thoughts on “Repainted The Pantry

  1. I think you did a great job, & I know what you mean about
    getting a younger person to do the job, we’re talking about
    moving & that’s a job in it’s self to do that is hard for older
    folks to do, so we may be getting some help as well with it.

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    1. Thanks Bloggn. For real, neither of us can’t take the pain aftermath anymore. Guess it’s time to pony up, admit we’re old and hire someone for any further projects. Part of the problem is I’m a tightwad. Spending money is also painful for anything I deem as “unnecessary” (unless it’s books, guns, motorcycles, coffee …) πŸ˜‹πŸ˜… Thank you for stopping by and saying Howdy! Blessings.

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      1. you welcomes, I’m the same way with $ but
        we all have to admit when we are getting up
        in age our bodies can’t do the things we use to & have to go out of our comfort zone to
        get what needs to be done & it really sucks.

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  2. I love your color choice and it looks like you did a great job! I know about those “projects” we start and wish we had someone younger to finish. I’m there…can’t even start them anymore… So glad you made it through!! It looks great.

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    1. Thanks. ❀ I prayed a lot through it, honestly. My neck & right shoulder can’t take it anymore. I can do little projects, like cleaning or painting baseboards, but something like this … oy! Next time it will be a contractor. πŸ™‚ Blessings my friend. xx


  3. Squealing in delight….I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it! It’s almost like a Haint Blue? LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. SMILES

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    1. The camera color does pick up a blue but when actually in the room, it has a “sea foam” (light green) look to it. I like it too. It’s SO much brighter now! Even smells better. (I know, TMI … lol). Thanks pal. Don’t work too hard.
      Love ya ❀


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