Monday, January 27, 2014

pantry face-lift

What pantry couldn't use a makeover?!  Do you have a pantry?  Is it cluttered?  Is it organized?  Is it embarrassing?  Do you scurry over to it when a guest is reaching for that pantry door?  Do you open it just enough to grab what you need before said-guest sees how overturned it is?  Well, that was my story!  And what was worse is that our pantry is visible to our entire kitchen and dining room.  It also has glass and an automatic light to showcase what's inside.  Not only that, but my kids could see through just enough to bug me about snacks every time they walked by.  Enough was enough!!  I did something that I should have done a long time ago....  I moved all of our food out of that pantry and into cupboards out of my kids' reach and out of sight!  I brought in our fancy-shmancy dishes and glasses (ok, actually if it was glass or white, it was good enough) and turned that pantry upside-down!

Before (like exactly how it was before I tackled it!  Eek!!):

And after:

 Eventually, I would love to get our microwave out of there but for now, it works!)  Notice we do have a cage-thing over the glass on the door and since the clean-up, I've considered removing since it looks nice when the door is closed but the light is shining on the glass.

So go.... Now!  Go organize your pantry, if you have one, and see how pretty you can make it!  Oh, and you can thank me later when in the moment you open that pantry door to grab that chocolate snack you remember that it's located somewhere else and in the time that it takes you to think through where you put it, you actually end up talking yourself out of eating it in the first place.  You're welcome :)

PS:  Do you like our sliding barn door?  If I get enough interest, I can compose a tutorial on how my husband managed it and on the cheap, too!!
TDC Before and After


  1. yes I would love to have a tutorial on the barn door!!

    1. I have a taker! :) I will see what I can do!! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Hi Lindsey! I work with Cassity over at, and we would love to feature you and your pantry! I couldn't find your email address, so if you're interested, will you drop me a line at and we can discuss the details? Thanks and have a great day!

  3. I saw your post over on Remodelaholic and I am DYING over that barn door. We want to do something similar but the cost of the hardware is insane. You said you could find the glider wheels like you used online - do you have any idea where? I would be eternally grateful for your help!