It’s been three years since we remodeled the kitchen and there are still a few things we didn’t finish, like baseboard trim in the pantry. Mr.A put up the shelving for me, put the door on and then I said, “Ok, that looks good for now, I have a new project for you.”
A few weeks ago I came across this blog post here and had immediate pantry envy! So at 9:30 one weeknight evening I decided it’s time to pretty up my pantry. Mr.A doesn’t really like when this happens, especially so late in the evening but I talked him into it, saying it would be fun and adventurous. And guess what, he agreed! So here are the before pictures of the pantry, not bad but definitely not cute.
So it was white, white and more white without baseboard trim and pretty much a catchall for appliances, food and plastic bags. First order of business was to paint that bad boy, so I had my loving husband unscrew all the brackets and remove all the shelves. Acutally, he volunteered to do this because he knows my tendancy to hurry up and paint, why take it down when you can paint around it?
Seeing as it was 9:30 at night and there weren’t a lot of places open to go get some paint mixed, I just walked down into my little paint store in the basement and picked a color. I decided to use the rest of the dining room paint to make it kind of a fun pop of color.
I also decided that I needed some cute canister type storage stuff that was see through and I could put cute vinyl labels on. After looking at a few stores, I decided to wait until we were in Minneapolis and I could go to IKEA. Well the snow and some hives pitted against our trip but that’s ok, I found some cute canisters at the grocery store for super cheap!
Here is the after so far, I want to add a few more things, like new cereal containers which was Mr.A’s idea and a couple baskets of some variety but they will have to wait a bit. Oh yes, and I want some vinyl lettering for my canisters. Just so I don’t end up confusing the flour with corn starch or something crazy like that!
Hope you enjoyed the pantry remodel, I know I am loving loving loving it! In fact, I don’t want to use anything out of the containers because they look so nice and full and pretty. And yes, the big bag full of plastic bags is still on the pantry floor. They need to be moved to some other location or they need some sort of cute home/type thing. If you have a great idea for plastic bags other than to put dog poop in, I’d love to hear it!
I have since added labels to my containers. On a recent trip to Wally world I found clear shipping labels and seeing as I don’t yet own a Silhouette, (hint, hint) I thought this was a cheap $7 solution for labeling my containers. It was super easy and if I ever need to change them out, the package came with 10 sheets and 100 labels, just make sure to buy Shipping labels and not Address labels.