A few months ago Adam and I finished our master closet, which became the first finished room in the house. It was so organized and amazing that we decided to skip some of the bigger projects we had planned and instead pick another tiny room and finish it 100%. We debated doing a bathroom, the office, or the pantry, and eventually landed on the pantry.
The pantry is 3 ft by 7 ft and is situated under the stairs, which means one of the walls is shorter than the other. It’s a tiny little room, but to me it feels huge for a pantry…our last one was probably 1/4 this size or less.
Even though that one was small, it was pretty much the only space in our house that was always organized. I spent some time thinking through the organization on that one, and when everything has a place things actually stay organized. The trick for me was getting all the pantry items out of their original packaging and into clear containers that were easy to see and stack.
Anyway, enough about the old pantry…lets talk about this one. Here is a before picture with its temporary shelf and no door….so other words less of a pantry and more of a toddler play area. I can’t wait to be able to shut the door and keep him out.
And here the mess inside …
So Adam and I went to online (to Houzz, mostly) to find some pantry inspiration. The first thing we decided we wanted was counters…
- 18.6 cup clear container
- 8 piece canister set
- 2 gallon mason drink dispenser
- Acacia wood bowl
- Oval galvanized tub
- Indigo arabesque covered jar
- Stainless steel bread box (will be used in part II)
*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own.