I clean out my small pantry frequently, because it changes from an organized pantry to a disaster, almost overnight. But today, I’ll also give it a makeover.
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.
You can find more Kitchen Pantry Makeover’s Here.
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 small 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 husband’s soda can rack. What do you know, the tomato cans fit perfectly.
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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)
How to immediately start your pantry makeover?
- Find some inspiration on what you like to add to your bullet journal
- Gather all supplies (paint, baskets, take, measuring tape, etc.)
- Make time to create a plan, a budget or to-do list can keep you on track
I love my small pantry. It’s minimalistic, it sparks my creativity, and allows me to grab the things needed quickly. But the best part is that it was on a small budget and made such a big difference to us already.
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