I clean out my pantry frequently, because it changes from an organized to a disaster – like my current pantry above.
Last time I cleaned out this pantry was around May 2013, way overdue. So, I got to it right away. But this time I incorporated a little bit of color, replaced the old shelf mats, and painted the entire pantry white. I added some lights and made it functional for my family.
After I had cleaned out and painted everything, the stripes went on next. Apply painters tape along the edge, and once done you can remove them and should have a nice finished edge.
To make this pantry more functional, I added a pull-out shelf (made of a wooden tray). Jasmine is in love with this feature because she can reach everything I put on it.
The white bin at the bottom is from Ikea, SORTERA and holds our recycled items.
We go through tomato sauce like mad. But, because I did not have a rack for cans, I had to use my husbands soda can rack. What do you know, the tomato cans fit perfectly.
We had an electrician come by to install a new outlet, he finished it in less than 10 minutes. (Cost was about $100)
Shelf #3 has everything I need on a daily basis, from flour to crackers, plus I added a candy jar (the left jar in the back).
Cookbooks are on my menu as well! AND my new favorite toy, and inspiration for the color in this pantry – is …
Shelf #4, is my baking shelf. Everything I need to bake with. I used three different sizes of the DROPPAR glass jars, so I can get to the back easier. They are also writable, and Dishwash save.
And because it is a challenge to find things in a dark pantry, I installed some LED lights as well (see more about this project, here)