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Kitchen Remodel Sneak Peek — and a Painted Pantry Door!!

I’ve spent a large part of the summer working on a kitchen/family room remodel.
It started off with my entertainment center redo. And then morphed into painting the kitchen cabinets and island, a slipcover for my sectional, painting my kitchen and other related projects. I think my husband is afraid that this project is slowly encompassing the entire house (shhhhh — he may be right).
entertainment center beadboard remodel
I have a hard time showing little projects along the way. I always think that everyone likes the complete reveal. My friend Shelley was saying that I should do some updates along the way.
So I thought I would share my pretty painted pantry door today.
turquoise pantry door from the side
I love the turquoise and aqua tones that are so popular right now.

They are so soothing. So much of my kitchen and family remodel focuses on these shades, as well as neutrals like grey and white. I thought it would be fun to add a bright POP of color in the kitchen with a happy pantry door.
martha stewart rainwatermartha stewart lagoon
I mixed a little Martha Stewart Rainwater, along with some Lagoon and painted the door. I found it so much easier to do once the door was taken off the hinges. I used an eggshell finish, but I saw a door that was done in high gloss and it looked awesome. I may be painting it again with the high gloss. I think the contrast would look great against the matte grey walls.
Here’s a before picture:
pantry before
I am still looking for a really cool doorknob to add. Here are a few I am thinking of:
I might just buy another doorknob like the one that I put in my Beachy Laundry Room:
doorknob from laundry room
I also miss my chalkboard on the front – it was a great place to put our menu for the week and who was cooking each night. I have quite a bit still to do on the kitchen – today I am working on making some DIY no-sew Roman Shades. Plus, I have a wall treatment I am doing on two of the walls. And a few other things before the big reveal!!
turquoise pantry door needs
 Here are a couple more sneak peek pictures:
kitchen desk
 {this is the color of the kitchen island — isn’t it fun?}
In the meantime – look at these fun painted pantry door ideas. It’s a great way to bring a POP of color into your kitchen. And if you don’t have a pantry, what about an interior door?
View album
1. Blue Screen Door — Coastal Living
2. Red Screen Door — Country Living
3. Chalkboard Door — Apartment Therapy
4. Brown Painted Door — C Designs
5. Blue Painted Door– Me & My

Have a {Happy} Day!!


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  1. I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and I am so glad I did. I painted my pantry door this week. Not a bright color, like you. A went with black, but the change is dramatic. My husband even loved it. You can see my door here: http://myheart4him.com

    Love the aqua door. The color is fabulous.


  2. Loving the robot chalkboard sticker. I have boys and they would love this! kids wall decals

  3. I have that same Martha Stewart Lagoon shade throughout my family room and kitchen, how ironic! Great minds think alike! It looks great so far!

  4. Oooh I LOVE the aqua door. It gives your kitchen such a fun POP!

  5. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    Love the PANTRY door color. Sneak peak pics are to fun. I can't wait for the entire reveal… I know it will be grand.


    P.S. stop by COM and see my Craft Nook Reveal. I worked with a small space to make my one crafting nook, I HEART IT!

  6. BundlesofBlossoms says:

    Oh my gosh, I am loving that turquoise-ish door, right now, but even more so those knobs are to die for. Love them!!!

  7. Carmie of the Single Nester says:

    As turquoise is my FAVORITE color, I just love your door!

  8. I LOVE the door! I can't wait to see the whole kitchen! :)

  9. Jen, I love your pantry door! I've been kind of a stick-in-the-mud for the past few years about color, but lately I'm hankering for some color changes, and turquoises and aquas are wowing me, too. Maybe there's something in the water!

    I made a no-sew faux Roman shade this spring and it really was super-easy–no sewing at all, and I'm tickled with how it looks. You probably already have a method for making yours, but let me know if you need something uber-easy.

    It'll be fun to see your whole reveal!

  10. 1lesliehart says:

    Wow does that door make your kitchen look classy! Well done!

  11. Jen, love your blog! Leave mine so you can see my wall decals' collection: http://mapiurka.blogspot.com/
    Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  12. I love that blue door!! Amazing job. I am in the middle of my kitchen re-do, so I know how much work you have been doing!!

  13. The pantry door is a fabulous color…why not make your own chalkboard paint with the same color and put that in the recess instead of doing a magnetic board? Just a thought!

  14. Victoria ObSEUSSed says:

    It it looking beautiful! I liked your door before too but I LOVE the turquoise! Fun bright colors make a cheerful kitchen. What a big project! It is all coming together! Great job! – Victoria (@obSEUSSed)

  15. Still standin' says:

    Love the door, and the black and white enameled door knob is my absolute favorite. The painted cabinets make your kitchen look so fresh and new! Can't wait to see the finished project.

  16. I love the door. I was just thinking, what would my husband think if I scrapped the yellow and grey and moved into aqua and red…. hmmm?

  17. BKWilliams says:

    Love your beautiful re-do projects. In the late 1950's my aunt had her kitchen cabinets in the color of your door…It was so pretty. She also had living room furniture that was covered with turquoise and lavendar printed fabric…might sound goofy, but it was stunning! Keep up all that hard work…winter is coming and it will give you so much pleasure to be inside with pretty surroundings.

  18. I LOVE that door. LOVE! After years of beige & very traditional colors, I'm craving somthing different. Working on my mud room right now & anxious to see it finished BRIGHT AND CHEERY :)

    Seeing your cabinets painted is confirming my desire for white wood cabinets. We're (well – I anyway) are planning a remodel of our kitchen soon & sometimes I second guess my desire for white wood. So timeless though. Question, Do you have brass knobs/hinges throughout? Are you changing them out as you go? All our door knobs and hinges are brass & I was just going to leave them, but I do love the silvery look. A lot to re-do in a whole house.

  19. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

    I love the pop of aqua with the white kitchen–what a great way to add in color. I love going all white but I'm realizing that I still crave color too! By the way–did you already do a couch slipcover and I missed it?

  20. Fleur de Bee says:

    Oh Jennifer it is FAB!!!! xoxoxo

  21. I love how you always use color and aren't scared of it! It looks great and so cheery!

  22. AAAAA!!! I LOVE it!!! I love turquoise. I can hardly wait to see the whole thing. Awesome :)

  23. Beautiful!!

  24. Jill@Barnes Yard says:

    I SO knew you were going to paint something in your kitchen aqua!!! (Pinterest stalking.) It looks fantastic! I can't wait to see everything!

  25. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Hi, sweet Jen! I just love, love your pop of aqua blue door. That's perfect in there. Can't wait to see this whole entire kitchen too. xoxo

  26. One in the SAHM says:

    It looks great so far! I may have missed the post on this, but did you guys undertake re-painting your cabinets/island yourself as a DIY or did you hire it out?

  27. nest of posies says:

    i am so glad shelley talked you into showing us some sneak peeks! she was sooooo right! it's a MAJOR undertaking that requires more than 1 big post.

    it looks fantastic. the colors scream YOU! i love that. can't wait to see the island with the metal stools! i want those metal chairs in that similar look for our dining room if we ever get to it.

    beautiful sneak peek!

  28. bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Ooo….I LOVE that door! This is so fun! Can my kitchen be next?!? 😉

  29. It looks amazing, of course!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!! :) Is the island the same as your door? I think I maybe need to do that!! Such a great way to add a pop of color!

  30. Great work. I love the cabinets.

  31. The Hyde's says:

    I just started following your blog- it's so fun and inspiring!
    I vote for the black and white door knob! I keep seeing interior doors painted fun colors and I can't wait to try it in our own home.

  32. DanielleH says:

    Oh, do share how you make a no-sew roman shade! I've been wanting to make those for my daughter's room but am intimidated by the sewing aspect of it!!! I am loving that shade of blue right now too!

  33. Love the door. I just painted my girls' room a beautiful aqua/turqouise. I have been thinking of painting my pantry door for months now. I'll add that to my list!

  34. Kim's Treasures says:

    I am in love! You have a great hubby for letting you paint the door…I don't think mine would like that idea one bit. So, in our new home (building a new one), I get one bedroom to do however I please! lol!

    Looking forward to more pics!

  35. It is beautiful! And I can't wait to see what you did with your sectional!!

  36. House of Smiths says:

    I love it!!! So pretty! I need to get mine posted soon :) The kitchen looks FABULOUS (as far as I can see)
    I can't wait to see the WHOLE thing!!!


  38. I love it! Can you tell me the color of your walls?

  39. Christina says:

    I LOOOOOOVE this! Just a gorgeous pop of color!

  40. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    I love the turquoise, but I don't think I am brave enough to do that. All our doors are white!

  41. claudia b says:

    loving the turquoise door!!!

  42. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    what an awesome pop of color! that would make me happy every day to see that while i sipped my coffee…. or wine, depending on time of day! 😉

  43. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    I love the pop of color on your door! I found some fun vintage doorknobs for a good price at an antique store that I plan to put on my pantry/laundry room door. I didn't realize doorknobs could be so addicting!! :)

  44. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You're such a tease! 😉 Love the new look for your door. Your kitchen is going to look amazing!

  45. Love your door. Good Idea to paint the trim too. Makes it perfect!! I'm liking the doorknob idea too. You laundry room door knob is awesome!!! :)

  46. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love the color on the pantry door and the fun doorknobs. Make me wish I had a pantry in my kitchen just so I could paint the door:) I can't wait to see the finished project!

  47. herbert43franks says:

    Awesome..The door knobs looks simply great.New kitchen cabinets

  48. Great job, i really like it. keep sharing more and more.
    Nice blog on Kitchen remodel Michigan.
    Keep sharing more & more…..

  49. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    Looks GREAT!!!!

  50. Heidiopia says:

    Painted doors… my new love! I don't have a pantry (can you imagine?) but I've been looking at paint samples for the inside of my front door. Thanks for the sneak peeks!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  51. Mariaelena says:

    I LOVE it…great job on the entertainment center and love what I can see of the kitchen….2 of my favorite colors….I'm going to paint my maple kitchen at the "burb" house this fall…I've been wanting to, but we remodeled the kitchen with the maple cabinets about 10 years ago and everyone tells me I'm crazy…I LOVE my white kitchen in the beach house…can you tell me the truth???…lol…how was the job???…and do you think there will be lots of chipping???…that's my one fear….thanks so much and I look forward to your input….enjoy your beautiful kitchen….xo, Mariaelene

  52. Love that pantry door. I'm really into those colors right now too…makes me smile!

  53. notyet100 says:

    Truly loved it:)

  54. PinkBlingCrafter says:

    Loving the sneak peeks!! love the door color and I can't wait to see more:) TFS

  55. cheryl @ nefotlak. says:

    LOVE the sneak peaks!!
    and especially love the little embedded slide shows – clever!
    can't wait to see more.
    cheryl xox.