Day 2 Came Bright and Early
Where We Left Off
On day one of building an inexpensive food storage pantry, we left off with all the framing done, the sheetrock up, and the door runner hung. All that was left was to finish up the cosmetic work, such as sanding down the edges, filling nail holes, and making sure everything was ready for primer and paint. It still amazes me that we moved so quickly with this pantry, with only 2 people working on it. While hubby Charles can do all types of crafty things around the house, carpentry is not his forte. So we hired Scott to help him out, especially when it came to hanging the doors.
Now I can’t say enough good things about Scott; dependable, affordable, and very good. So, if you need some odd jobs done around the house, Scott is the one to talk to (he even lets husbands help him). I found Scott on Angie’s List, listed under Scott’s Handyman Service. He farms for a living, doing this on the side, so you may have to wait a little bit, but his service is so worth it. However, he was only 1 week out when we scheduled ours.
Ready for Finishing
The hard part is done, the walls have two coats of primer, it’s time for shelving, paint and trim.
And the Final Product
Giving up my desk, which I never used, was a worthwhile sacrifice. Losing a space that was not really big enough for a desk, gave us a pantry 3 times larger. If we had done all the work ourselves, we would have saved even more. However, using recycled, reclaimed, and seconds, our material cost was around $500.
|Framing Wood -- From recycled building materials||$30.00|
|2 Barn Style Doors -- Manufacturer's Seconds -- $50 Each||$100.00|
|Paint and Primer and Supplies||$75.00|