DIY Pantry Cabinets: One Room Challenge Week 3

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It’s hard to believe we only have a little over 2 weeks till the One Room Challenge is complete!

One Room Challenge

Last week, we had a little set back due to not having enough tile to install the black and white hexagon floor, but luckily the extra tile we needed came in on time. We finished it up over the weekend and I have to say, I’m in love!

black and white hexagon diamond tile
black and white hexagon diamond floor

Also over the weekend, Jason built half of the pantry cabinets. I’ve spent the past few days getting them primed and painted. To remind you where we started, this is the before photo looking into the doorway.

pantry before picture

This is the new supply cabinet that will be getting doors, hopefully sometime this next week.

One Room Challenge week 3 pantry remodel

I wanted to add a little pop of color to this otherwise neutral space, and I couldn’t be happier with Sherwin Williams Refuge as the perfect compliment to all the black and white that will be in our new panty!

In our original plans, we were going to do a faux soapstone countertop, but we’ve decided to go with concrete instead. In the long run, it will be more durable and tie in better for what we have planned for the kitchen.

The countertop will have to go in before the last set of open pantry shelves can be installed.

One Room Challenge week 3 pantry remodel (1)

The other change we’re making is having just one steel and glass shelving unit instead of two. We’ll place it in front of the window. I have plans for an herb garden and with all the light that comes through the window, the plants might just have a chance with my semi-black thumb.

We still have a lot to do, but I feel like we’ve made so much progress!


  • Prime and paint the walls
  • Install the cement board and the black & white hexagon tile floor
  • DIY magnetic chalkboard command center
  • Add glass to a solid wood door we found at the Habitat for Humanity
  • Build the pantry shelving and a supply cabinet (halfway done)
  • Concrete countertops
  • Add steel and glass shelving in front of the window similar to our custom Etsy steel shelving for an herb garden
  • DIY labels for organizing the pantry canisters and baskets
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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I love the blue you chose for the cabinet

  2. That pantry color is a gorgeous pop of color against that penny tile. Can’t wait to see it all come together. 🙂

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  3. That tile floor is gorgeous and I like the pop of color in the pantry! Good Luck!

  4. Excellent work on that tile floor and love the blue.

  5. Wow that is a beautiful floor and the pantry cabinet color is gorgeous!

  6. You’ve made awesome progress! I’m in LOVE with the tile you chose, and the paint color is fantastic. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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