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Food Pantry Gets a Facelift

It is amazing what a dozen gallons of paint, several hundred square feet of beadboard, and a lot of determination can do to transform a functional space into a fabulous place. That happened for The Cape Ann Food Pantry in 2007.

When Project Bread— The Walk for Hunger called to ask if we would like to be featured on the popular 7NEWS Room for Improvement segment, we couldn’t turn down the unexpected opportunity to upgrade the food pantry.

Working with the producer and the seasoned talent of designer Kris Schaffer of Inside Art, the pantry underwent a much needed nip and tuck to become a more welcoming place of hospitality.

Fresh paint, provided by California Paints, warmed the pantry walls with rich shades of gold and the soft blush of clementine. New birch chairs lined the waiting room, and sturdy shelving was added for handy storage with the help of IKEA. The counters were topped with a fresh laminate from the Building Center of Gloucester.

Several wooden benches and an amoire to hold office supplies were selected from Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, and new hardware and accessories came from Rocky's ACE Hardware of Norwood. Handsome chalkboard signs were lettered by Seaside Graphics and hung from the ceiling.

Our friends at Costello Construction pulled it all together by resurfacing our pantry shelves with beadboard and installing new wainscoting.

Many thanks to all the helping hands that made this project happen in just six short weeks.




Check out our 7NEWS pantry makeover.






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