Pantry Project

New project to report!

While I should be showering and unloading and loading the dishwasher, I’d much rather blog about one of my Β new projects. I even remembered before and after pictures!

We have those ugly wire shelves in our pantry – and they were super packed and unorganized which made them look even worse. I found a Pinterest project to help fix them that I thought I could handle.

All I used was foam board and contact paper. Well, and a little tape and a box cutter. The blog post I followed used a cute chevron pattern contact paper, but all I could find that I liked at Home Depot was this wood looking one. Actually, I’m glad I used what I did. It looks great!

So, here’s the before….

Ugly wire shelves before makeover
Ugly wire shelves before makeover

I basically just cut the foam board to lay flat on the top of the shelf, then cut a strip and taped it to the front. Then I covered the whole piece with contact paper. The first one I made had a lip that was too short. You could see the shelf peeking out below.

Front lip too short
Front lip too short

This angle doesn’t show the shelf peeking out too badly, but I decided to redo this one and the others to make it longer on the front. Here’s the finished product!

Finished!
Finished!

I didn’t do the top shelf primarily because I ran out of foam board since I messed up and made the first one too short. But, I kind of like having all that open space. In retrospect, I wish I would’ve painted the inside of the pantry – I think it would’ve looked nicer.

I’m not going to take a picture of how messy the contact paper actually looks up close – since it’s dark in the pantry, it is really forgiving on how many bubbles and lines I made putting it down and “smoothing” it out. Worked well for me since I am not a perfectionist by any means!

So, it took me 2 days because I didn’t start one night until after 8pm and decided to go to bed after I made 2, and I finished up the next night pretty quick. I just didn’t work on them until Jackson was already down for bed.

Easy, which I love, and I think it is definitely an upgrade!

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38 weeks

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How far along? 38 weeks! Well, this is my 38 week pic, but I’m 39 weeks today!
Baby is the size of: a watermelon… worthless…
Miss Anything? Rolling over and falling right back to sleep in the middle of the night.
Movement? All the time!
Belly Button in or out? In, barely
Wedding rings on or off? Off and off.
Best moment this week? getting to see my friend’s six day old sweet baby boy! He is so precious and I can’t wait to have one of my own!!

36 weeks!

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How far along? 36 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a coconut, although I’m beginning to think these things are worthless…
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night…
Movement? Yup! Especially at night!
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? Off and off.
Best moment this week? I’m an aunt!!! I’m an aunt on my hubby’s side, but my first niece on my side was born on Saturday! She is beautiful and just so perfect!

By the way, this baby is so so low already!!

34 weeks (and some catch up weeks)

Okay, I’m not so good at keeping up with this….
Let’s see what we have here….
28 weeks picture:

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Roughly 31 weeks picture:

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32 weeks picture from my Texas baby shower:

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And then we have today-34 weeks plus a couple days:

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How far along? 34 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a cantaloupe
Miss Anything? Texas! I had such a good time seeing family and friends!
Movement? All the time! Unless someone is trying to feel him kick…. πŸ™‚
Have you started to show yet? Haha, I should take this question out!
Belly Button in or out? In! Amazingly!
Wedding rings on or off? Off and off.
Best moment this week? I have so many moments to catch up on!
-road trip to Texas with my road warrior to of a mother.
– crazy fun time at my brother in law’s wedding.
– all the different reactions from my younger brothers to this belly o mine.
-showing my sweet friend from Maine how amazing Texas is.
– having an awesome time at my baby shower-seriously, I’m so blessed and grateful!
-getting to see everyone that I saw at home.
– road trip back to Florida with that amazing mom of mine.
-decorating Little Man’s nursery with Mom.
-setting up all the fun baby things I got at my baby shower.
– And getting back to sleeping in my own bed! πŸ™‚

28 weeks!

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How far along? 28 weeks!
Baby is the size of: an eggplant. (or a Chihuahua)
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night without having to get up 3-4 times to use the restroom!
Movement? Rolls and stretches! Little man has favored the right side of my belly up until the past couple of days. He’s now stretching out to take over my whole stomach. Maybe my belly will stop looking so lopsided!
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? Off, except for my wedding band.
Best moment this week?  I’ve been so busy! Had my sweet sister in law’s baby shower last weekend in Dallas, my husband’s brother’s graduation from the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, and I’m planning a good friend’s baby shower for next weekend. And then I’m traveling to Texas in a week and a half!

26 weeks!

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How far along? 26 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a head of lettuce!
Miss Anything? Laying on my stomach. I’ve started floating in the pool lately and it feels so good to lay face down on my floatie!!
Movement? Little man loves the pool. He starts flipping and kicking everytime I get in. Maybe because it’s still chilly….
Have you started to show yet? Yup.
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? Off, except for my wedding band.
Best moment this week? Well, not best, but one to go ahead and document.
I had a little lose-my-balance-and-fall-on-my-stomach episode at work. My doctor told me to head to the hospital to get checked out. After an hour wait, an hour on the fetal monitor, in which Jackson showed off all his best moves, and dealing with a gruff ultrasound tech, little man is perfectly fine. And still a boy. I checked. πŸ™‚

24 weeks

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Here is me shamelessly taking my 24 weeks picture in the bathroom at school because I keep forgetting at home!!

How far along? 24 weeks!
Baby is the size of: some very different variations this week-eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, or a footlong sub. So, I guess pick the one you like best!
Miss Anything? Home. My mommy. So excited to see her in a couple weeks!
Movement? Oh yeah! I have a little alligator garr over here….he flips and rolls and flips and rolls!
Have you started to show yet? Yup.
Belly Button in or out? In, and I’m beginning to hope it might stay that way!
Wedding rings on or off? Off, except for my band.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Um, tired?
Best moment this week? Not baby related really…we had a great weekend trip with Joe’s brother and sister in law down to Miami! Great food, great fun, and great people! I’m going to be so sad when they move in a couple weeks!

22 weeks

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How far along? 22 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a spaghetti squash
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night without getting up to use the rest room multiple times.
Movement? Oh Ya! Little man is a flipper!
Have you started to show yet? Yup.
Belly Button in or out? In still
Wedding rings on or off? On during the day, but I wake up with swollen fingers in the middle of the night and take them off.
Best moment this week? Cutes getting to feel the baby kick finally! This actually happened last week, but it’s been 2 weeks since I updated.
Looking forward to? My sister in law’s baby shower in a couple weeks!

20 weeks

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How far along? 20 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a banana!
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my stomach.
Movement? While camping this weekend, I felt the first flip!
Have you started to show yet? Yup.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Um, tired?
Best moment this week? The baby flip! Oh, and going to the anatomy scan and seeing some extra anatomy we didn’t see before! Our modest little BOY is already so loved! And a con artist….let’s all hope this was his one and only con job!
Looking forward to? Wrapping my mind around my son and boy things! ( I don’t think I was as ready for Barbie dolls as I tried to convince myself I was! )

18 weeks

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How far along? 18 weeks!
Baby is the size of: a sweet potato
Miss Anything? Wine, always wine.
Movement? Yes! Right now I would descri them as little pops, twinges, or pinches.
Have you started to show yet? Unless I’m wearing a hoodie, it’s pretty obvious I think.
Belly Button in or out? In, but I swear my innie doesn’t go in as far as it used to!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Mostly happy.
Best moment this week? It’s a girl!! Can’t wait to meet our little Taylor June!
Looking forward to? Anatomy scan next week when we get to see little miss again!