The pantry is about a 1/4 of the way finished. We ended up at Lowe's getting steel anchors and screws. It was a beast to get all the braces up! Todd did the majority of it though. He tends to get super hyper focused and won't let me help.
This pantry has been an emotional journey. I don't talk about it a lot, but I lost my dad in 2007. He was my best friend and incredibly talented at carpentry. I miss him a lot especially when I'm working on some sort of home project. I couldn't figure out how to get the screws into the drywall without studs. I texted my sister and realized how much I miss her as well as my dad and there were tears. Lots of tears. It's was a messy day.
So when Todd came home and "took over" I was pretty happy. Here's my helpful guy!
So all the braces are up. YAY! It was a total pain in the butt.
I need to cut out the shelving, make sure it fits, then spackle, prime and paint. I also need to add the edge banding to the wood and then put it all back together! ALMOST DONE!!!!
Oh, and this is what are walls are made of. Can anyone explain why there's an inch layer of weird plaster/stucco/rocky stuff on a 1/2 inch drywall? Don't worry, we didn't destroy a wall. We removed a metal plate to see where our gas line ran. Don't want to hit that!
So tonight I squeaked by on my post. Sorry! Things are just crazy right now.