Friday, November 8, 2013

Pantry Makeover!

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We recently moved into a new house, and I have had so much fun decorating, painting, and all that a new house involves.

One thing has been lurking-and driving me nuts.  

Our scary pantry. 

This is the scary before picture.  
Brace yourself!

I could never find anything.  Ever!

Here are a few {easy} things I did to spruce it up!

First, take everything out.  You've got to start with a blank slate!

To add some interest to my plain old walls, I decided to wallpaper!  I found some *awesome* wallpaper. (source at end of post)  

It's "peel and stick" and "repositionable".  It is COOL stuff!

It really was just like a giant sticker.  
Cut it to size, and stick it on!

It was SO easy to install.  

It only took about 30 minutes to get these prettied-up walls.

I was loving the look of it.  

Next up, gather bins, buckets, baskets, crates, and pretty glass jars to organize all your food.  

My favorite places to get items like this are IKEA, Target, Wal-Mart, and shopping my own house!

Here is my after picture.  
Since I know that's the one you really want to see!

The left side view:

And, the right side.

Here are a few shelves, with details I love.

Baking Stuff

These frosted glass jars are so fun!  The lids have a great seal on them too.  It's kept my baking stuff fresh.

These "linen" bins are one my favorite things in this pantry.  They are perfect for all those random baking supplies!

Legumes, Pasta, Grains

These metal baskets are perfect for holding bags of quinoa, cous cous, rice and pasta. 

I heart them.

Love having all my legumes in glass containers.  Much more fun than bags of beans falling off the shelf!

Cooking Oils

 This bin was a little trickier to find.  I have a lot of bulky bottles, and way too many kinds of oil. Plus, my shelves are a little narrow.

This bin is actually for drying dishes, but sure works to store oils in too!

I might be slightly obsessed with those gray bins with the leather handles.  

So. Lovely.

Breakfast Food & Snacks

These cereal dispensers, which I wisely put at a level my kiddos can reach, make my day SO much easier.  My kiddos can help themselves to whichever kind they want.  They can take care of the seconds too!

For sure the favorite after school spot for my kiddos!  These labels are just paper, so I can switch them up easily if I need to.


My spices are now neatly tucked in a corner.  Anything that didn't fit into that nifty spinning spice thingy, is now in a pretty white basket.  

The spinning spice rack (which also measures your spices!) is something that I use multiple times a day.

DIY Wood Crates

If you are like me, you hate food on the floor.  To see how I solved that dilemma, click here!

Source List for Pantry

Wallpaper                         Etsy
Food Labels                       Etsy
Frosted Glass Containers       IKEA
Linen Bins (baking supplies)      IKEA
Metal Baskets (grains & pasta)   Target
Glass Containers (legumes)    IKEA
Large White bin (cooking oils)    Target
Grey bins w/leather handles   Target
Cereal Dispensers                  Amazon
White bins (snack foods)          Target
Spice Basket                       Target
Rotating Spice Rack               Amazon
Rolling Wood Crates   DIY @ A Little of This, a Little of That

Linking up here!


  1. Wow! It looks awesome!!! My pantry needs a BIG time clean up. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Coming over from the Shabby Nest. I think the "before" picture is my cupboards. Darn. Thanks for the beauty and the inspiration! Linda

  3. love it thanks for some great ideas we are actually redoing our house and the pantry needed some help Thanks for showing me what is available out there
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  4. Oh man, this is totally FABULOUS!!! Love it all: walls, labels, cereal dispensers at kid height... You are amazing!!!!!!!!! ~ Rose

  5. What a transformation! Thanks for linking up at Tickled Pink Times Two! Pinned :)

  6. Love this! What an amazing job! This is just the inspiration/motivation that I need to get started on my poor, neglected pantry. I love the wallpaper and all the containers that you have but I MUST get those cereal dispensers!! Thanks so much for linking up to Much Ado About Monday! We are featuring you this week so be sure to swing by and grab yourself a button! See you next week!

  7. What a treat it will be to use THAT pantry! WOW!! You did an AMAZING job!!

  8. I love it! I have tried the peel and stick wallpaper but it won't stay stuck. Any suggestions???

  9. Awesome... How deep are your shelves? Looking to redo our pantry in our old house... Soon will be 100 yrs old with good bones...

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