We worked in the pantry today painting. Not the greatest day for painting with windows open for ventilation because it rained hard for the first two-thirds of the day and our high temp was 63. (Not great for strawberry picking either. I'm gonna have a bunch out there next time it's dry enough for me to get into the patch.) Our rain gauge showed a healthy inch more of rain today.
Meanwhile, back in the pantry . . .
The ceiling is completely done. Hooray! Painting with your arms over your head is not fun, as some of you may already know. But, as I say, it's done now. That's a skylight that you see to the left of the picture. This room was originally planned as a back porch and we had the skylight in the roof, so there it stayed.
The inside measurements of the room are about 7' x 15' which is gonna make a really nice sized pantry for me. (Although you'll be amazed at how chuck full I have it planned already.)
This is looking straight into the pantry from the doorway. The window opposite looks north, out onto our back driveway area.
This is to the left inside the room. We used leftover, salvaged fireproof-cement board on the walls. (You just never know when some of my canned dill pickles might spontaneously combust!) It's not fancy, but the walls will be virtually covered with cabinets and shelves, plus the two freezers that will go in the room.
And looking to the right. The white color you see is the primer coat. The color coat still needs to be put on. The cabinets and shelves are going to be pine so I'm painting the walls a warm beige.
More real progress made today and if you'll all cross your fingers for us, we'll get the walls done tomorrow.
May 20, 2018
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