January is the time to clean, and organize, and straighten, and spruce. To get you in the mood to tackle your cluttered pantry, here are fourteen kitchen pantry makeovers! All of these pantries are practical, obtainable, and functional. Most importantly, they are all done by bloggers for real kitchens. If these pantries work in other homes, one of them is bound to work for you!
I would be remiss if I did not begin our pantry tour with The House of Smiths pantry makeover. As I’ve said in previous posts, it is the pantry makeover that launched a thousand pantry makeovers! Shelley’s pantry remains my favorite and actually inspired my own pantry makeover. If you haven’t read her post yet, you should. Shelley gives great tips on pantry organization and practical ways to achieve a beautiful and organized food storage area.
Look familiar? PB&J Stories definitely took notes from The House of Smiths and created this gorgeous pantry. If your pantry needs to do double duty and store non-food items, take a tip from PB&J and designate a separate shelf with clearly labeled storage containers.
Faith, Trust, and a little Pixie Dust created this beauty after also being inspired by Shelley. I love her use of chalkboard labeled bottles for various flavored vinegars.
Polka dots, blue, and pennant banners, oh my! All that is missing is her signature chevron. Any guesses whose gorgeous pantry this is? If you guessed Jen from Tatertots & Jello, then you are correct! Jen’s personality shines through in all of her home decor and it always screams FUN! I love how it looks like a party is going on inside her pantry. Take a tip from Jen and don’t be scared to make every part of your home your own!
Small on space? I Heart Organizing shows how to place a rack over your door to maximize space and minimize clutter.
Eleven Magnolia Lane used chalkboard paint, polka dot scrapbook paper, and ribbon to help this organized pantry go from blah to ooh-la-la. Making your space functional and cute does not have to cost a lot of money!
Do you see the gorgeous “wallpaper” in Amber Lane Living’s pantry? The top is scrapbook paper and the floral is actually mod-podged fabric on contact paper! Brilliant! If she ever tires of the background, she can just peel and remove the contact paper.
Decor Chick Emily and her dad designed this ingenious shelf carousel which takes full advantage of corner pantries. She gives a full tutorial on how to replicate their brilliance.
Not in the mood to replace shelving or decorate the pantry walls? You don’t have to. Burlap and Lace shows us how to makeover a pantry just by using cute baskets, chalkboard labels, and chic containers!
I like it, I love it added a few decorative elements to the top shelf of her pantry which makes it stand out. Using storage containers you have on hand to hide pantry necessities is a fantastic way to achieve pretty, organized, and thrifty!
Classy Clutter created this lovely pantry for a client. I love the adorable “gum ball” food storage containers and the decorative knobs displaying all the pretty aprons.
If you are planning to build a pantry this year, you should definitely read In My Own Style’s detailed post on pantry planning. Diane turned a coat closet into a pantry and shows us exactly how she did it!
Sand and Sisal used plastic containers from Costco and chalkboard labels to give her pantry the organization it needed. Kim happens to be my sister and a year later her pantry still looks like this! I asked her what she did with any extra food that didn’t fit in the storage containers. She said that she typically only buys the amount that she needs (and that will fit) and any extra is stored in the sisal baskets.
And I’ll conclude with my pantry makeover. I did this makeover spending next to nothing and it has worked splendidly for our family. However, I’m actually getting ready to makeover my makeover! The pantry is still functional but keeping the red interior was a mistake that I hope to remedy.
So how about you? Did you makeover your pantry in 2011? Are you ready to embrace a cute and organized pantry in 2012? If so, I hope this post has inspired you!