We had our kids coming last Christmas, (oh that would be 5 adult children and their spouses, and a total of 9 grandchildren under the age of 6 for a grand total of 19 extra people
So........ I waited, and waited and waited some more.
I had gotten along without this pantry for 7 1/2 months and FINALLY the walls were finished, I got them painted, the floor laid, bought a zillion containers and it is done, finished. I am sooooooo HAPPY! The one thing I do know, is that down the road when we build a new home, it WILL. HAVE. A. PANTRY!!!! IT MUST!!!
So without further ado here is the before and after shots of our now awesome, beautiful, efficient, organized pantry!!!!! It is so cute I want to have a pantry party! We even had room in the corner to put a small fridge for those times
I have reorganized my kitchen cabinets since I was able to get all of this stuff out of my cupboards!!!
I am doing the happy dance!
And here is my Hubby working diligently trying to get this project finished..... Thank you Mark!!!!
Oh Yes, here is a BEFORE picture in all of its ummmm ugliness as Mark is tearing rotted wall board off and discovering all the damage...........
I cannot find my "in progress" pictures until we got to this point...... (trust me I am sparing you the details because the outside wall got torn out to the outside, yes folks you could feel the breeze! :)
and the Pantry Door.....
And Mark added trim to the edge of the shelves to give it that special "look"!!! I love it!
Oh yes, I did stencil the walls also just to glam it up a bit.....
AND just to be REAL here..... This is what my kitchen looked like in the process of organizing but it was SOOOOO worth the mess.... I worked an entire day just organizing the pantry and reorganizing my kitchen cabinets.....
As if organizing all of this wan't enough I got busy and made a "Grocery" sign!
I am in the process of making a zillion labels for all of the containers and jars. I looked at many containers and loved the OXO brand of click clack or flip it, but they were really expensive!
I know it is surprising I went for a cheaper version which I had already been using for some time What I went with fit the bill completely, I could see what is it in and how low it is, (whether I needed to purchase more) I have labeled mostly all the container with my P-touch. (I almost went with Chalkboard Labels) So what I bought you can find at Walmart it is Better Homes and Garden Brand Flip Tite No Walmart has not paid me to say how great they are (are you kidding me?)
On the bottom shelves are some baskets, one has baking mixes, one has tea, one has baking items so I can just grab that basket when I decide to bake and take it to the kitchen!!! LOVE IT!!! The Baskets came from Dollar Tree (and you guessed it for just $1.00 each!)
I was hoping to have some room to store some of my decorating items and it looks like there may be some room to do so! :)
AND isn't this just the cutest? A canister just for cupcake papers!!
The Fridge top gave me a good place to store my mixer!
*******Updated to add the inside of the Pantry Door*********
Here is the inside of the pantry door....
and yes those are screws you are seeing, but trust me they will be covered up and you will never see them!
So there you have the newly renovated pantry! What a job it was and so glad it is finished!!! It is so nice to walk in there and find what I am looking for!! Talk about appreciating a "space" well this is appreciated!!!!
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