My new pantry DIY

My pantry used to be a tiny bathroom. When we completed the roughed-in addition, I knew I wanted this room for my pantry. It’s not that I don’t have a lot of cupboards but they’re all too high for me to use. I do not understand the current craze to have cupboards that go to the ceiling. It’s a total waste. Maybe they’re ok with eight-foot ceilings, but not with ten.

When we remodeled the kitchen, I took everything out of the top row of cupboards and didn’t put anything back in.

I love my pantry. It’s my favorite room. I love walking in and seeing everything at one glance. But it gets messy really easy although this first picture isn’t too bad.

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I can’t believe I painted this room green. The white is much better, don’t you think?

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Looking better, huh?

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I bought some gray herringbone Contac paper to line the shelves. The blue trim is Washi tape.

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pantry remodel


The final product. Baking items are on the right, including items, like flour, sugar, nuts, raisins, nuts, cereal. On the left are main course items, canned goods and dressings, sauces, etc.
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I empty almost all boxed containers into clear ones. I am continually picking up clear containers at garage sales and Goodwill. I made these tags a couple of weeks ago. I don’t really need them, I just think they’re cute.pantry remodel


I keep overflows on the top shelf.
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Here are more containers.

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I just picked up these red-topped vintage glass containers a couple of weeks ago. They were former instant-coffee containers.

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pantry remodel

Do you see the “sparkles” just above the vintage brown crockery pieces? They are stick-on sequins and they are scattered throughout the walls and on the ceiling. I had to have some “bling”.


I threw this picture in just for you to have a good laugh.  I really do know how to spell “pantry”. When I saw this, I roared. As did my husband. Once I had it corrected, I realized that this was not the best place to put the word anyway. After all, once you open the door, you know you’re in a pantry. Right?

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So this made more sense. Yes, I know the “y” has to be re-positioned. It keeps falling off.

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I hope you enjoyed my tour.

God bless and have a good day.

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