It was a perfect solution to my tiny problem. See last summer (before baby #3 came) my dad, the contractor, came to "visit" for a few months and built an addition on my 100 year old house. Quite a feat actually. Then again he's amazing at what he does (and just plain amazing) so it's no surprise. In the process I somehow convinced my husband to let me get new kitchen cabinets as well. The existing cabinets were home made out of cheap pieces of barely sanded wood and spray paint. They needed a serious upgrade. But back to my tiny problem. I have these awesome new cupboards and no wall space. So my dilemma? How to decorate my kitchen when I don't have wall space or room above the cupboards. You can put things on the counter I guess, but I like my counter space to be pretty clear for the most part. That's why it was such a genius idea. Paint the pantry door for a splash of color!
I forgot to take a "before" picture and just spent 20 minutes looking through every picture on my computer to find one but I've got nadda. Too bad. But here is the after:
See that calendar to the left of the door? Yeah, that is my only wall space.
I call it a work in progress because I want to antique it a bit and I need to repaint my sign so that it flows better with the color of the door. I also need to make curtains before I can do my final kitchen reveal. (For which I do have a "before" picture). But overall I think it turned out pretty well.
I purposely painted my while my husband was gone knowing he wouldn't like it. But he surprised me by coming home and saying "interesting color choice, but I like it." Thanks honey.