We all drooled over this gorgeous pantry makeover by House of Smiths.
It is nothing short of perfection. Who knew a pantry could make you feel calm and at peace?
Feeling inspired to do my own version of a pantry makeover, I set out to tackle my mess of a pantry. For some strange reason I didn’t take a before pic for all of you, but it looked something like this….
Messy pantry pic courtesy of The Thrifty Couple
And here is the much better….
I have so many projects to tackle in this house so I made some rules for myself before I started.
- I would not paint the pantry. (It was already painted red when we moved in.)
- I would not buy a bunch of expensive containers/baskets for the pantry. (I only bought the vintage milk crates. 3 for $15.
- I would work with what I had.
- Everything had to still be in the pantry. (No moving things to another cupboard because it’s ugly.)
These rules served me well and the project was completed in a day.
I used scrapbook paper, ribbon, and my label gun to make all the tags.
The vintage milk crates were found on Craigslist for $5 each and I love them! They look cool and hold a ton of stuff.
It was pure luck that the yellow matched my little scrapbook paper tag theme!
I used baskets I already had and just better organized the goods.
The floor used to be covered in stuff and you couldn’t walk into the pantry. Now, you can actually see it!
Here is the side with all the can goods.
I found this chalkboard decal for $2.99 at the Christmas Tree Shop. It adds just a touch of cuteness to the wall. And in case you’re wondering, that drawing at the bottom is supposed to be a jar!
I so wish you could see the real before so you could fully appreciate the after. It’s not as sigh-worthy as my inspiration, but I’m liking it!