I had a vision.... it took me a while to get the husband on board. I finally said he did not have to buy me a Christmas gift if he re-did the pantry. That is how bad I wanted it. He got the idea! What did I want to do? I wanted to gut the inside of the pantry, paint it, and put in deeper shelves with better organization. This was a combined project (entryway and pantry) as I also wanted to add a bench (which would effect pantry door) with storage for shoes, mittens, hats, etc.
I will give a full unveiling on Friday. But, we took off the pantry door (well the husband did) and painted the gross interior of the pantry bright white. We got rid of the 8 inch shelves and replaced them with 14 inch shelves... 6 more inches made a BIG difference! I bought some storage devices (3 lazy susan turntables, some bins and a spice shelf). The husband then built a corner bench (with storage baskets) custom to the entry way space.
Here are some before and in progress photos!
|Pantry before makeover. |
Everything just stuffed in there and teetering on the edge!
|The inside was gross- yellowed over time and dusty!|
|I put all the food on dining room table and sorted it |
by category (canned goods, pasta, rice, snacks, baking goods, etc)
|In progress! Pantry is painted and |
you can see the entry way space that is dying for something! Benches!
(I should have taken photo before I cleaned up pile of shoes and what not.)
Friday I will debut the after photos. Let's just say... I am SUPER happy with the results. The husband has impressed me once again! Until next time....xoxo