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1/29/12

Welcome to our new pantry space


 
IT'S FINALLY DONE...
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And organized.  Aaaahhhh.  Now that feels nice!

Scott created the built-ins with wood we had hanging about.  We painted the shelving white and I painted the back wall a soft green color.  Nothing fancy.  Just practical.  ;)

 


I added wicker bins and baskets so I could organize things by category:  meal components, crackers & chips, snacks & treats, and the one at the very bottom holds our paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and baggies.  The very top shelf holds baking supplies.

 
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After the first built-in was done we realized we needed more space, so Scott added the second built in to go further into the angle of the closet.  There was only so much we could purge without tossing things we'll need.
I brought in a wire rolling cart for all the miscellaneous and canned foods.  It's very narrow so it fits perfectly against the wall.
I used up a good portion of my wicker to organize this space.  The tote at the end holds all of the extra paper shopping bags. 


I put up one of our new handmade chalkboards.  This one I jazzed up a bit with some jute strung across the top and attached with upholstery nails.  AND Seven little clothespins ~ one for each day of the week.  I went to BHG.com and printed up a bunch of labels with our favorite main course meals on them.  It was easy...go HERE if you want to make your own. 


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I didn't worry about sides or desserts.  Maybe I'll add those later.  I like this chalkboard here ~ I can jot down the ingredients I will need as I plan my weeks menus.  When we use the last of something, we can write it on the board as a reminder.

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Alex helped make these tags.  Next time I think I will print the labels on sticky address labels so we can just peel and stick them.  That would have been so much quicker.


I love these mini clothespins.  I wrote the days of the week on them with a fine tip marker.  I'm not looking for anything extravagant...I like utilitarian...especially in this type of space.


Big Improvement, huh!

More to come tomorrow when I reveal the LAUNDRY ROOM



Previous posts about this space:

http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-day-2012-nice-to-finally-make-your.html
http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/storage-under-stairs.html
http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-challenge.html
http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-challenge-take.html
http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/well-stocked-pantry-p3-style.html
http://ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-challenge-take_23.html


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52 comments :

  1. You go girl!! I finished my basement - now I need you to come do my pantry! See you at the party tomorrow!
    Kelly

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  2. Wow! That's amazing! I'm going to have to get the thesaurus out so I can stop using the same old adjectives for your projects. I can't believe you got all that stuff in there and so attractive and practical! I am all about utilitarian like you. That's wonderful...I have a little whiteboard on my frig that I use like you use your chalkboard and then when I run out of something I write it down so when I make out my grocery list I don't forget anything. It's just me though so I don't need too much space! LOL! We had a terrible ice storm a few years ago and I didn't have electricity for 8 days and even though we have a little grocery store in town, they ran out of water, toilet paper, batteries and many every day items. I used to live in the country so I was prepared. I've always stocked up "for a rainy day" or an ice storm! Great job! I'm thrilled for you! You both must have such a sense of satisfaction. I'm proud to know you! I'll be bragging about you to my friends!

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  3. Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love the new pantry and especially your chalkboard and menu pins. Such a clever idea! I'd love it if you'd share this project at my linkup party and giveaway, going on now @ the Delectable Home. And way to go on finishing your "impossible." I'll be sharing my sectional slipcover at the reveal parties tomorrow and looking for your project!

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  4. You are just the organizing queen these days. Super!

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  5. Looks awesome! Come organize mine now? I like the clothespin weekly menu

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  6. This beats the heck out of my pantry! The baskets are such a nice touch :)

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  7. Really looks great and very functional. We have an under stairway linen closet. Even with the odd space they can be very function. Not only is your's functional but very pretty. Love the clock and you tags, and little buckets. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

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  8. You did an exceptional job with your pantry, the buckets and tags are extremely cute. Great job on your impossibility challenge. I'm your newest follower.

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  9. Well done, really great utilization of the space!

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  10. This is completely GENIUS!!! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  11. you guys have been BUSY!!!! Looks great. I'll never be that organized!!! (oh how I wish....)

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  12. Awesome, Sherry! Wow! What a great use of space, organization and it's so pretty too! Love it!

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  13. WONderful! THe baskets are a nice touch and the clothespin menu planner is very cool.

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  14. This came out sooo great Sherry! I love the chalkboard and dinner option cards! I think the wicker baskets give it a cohesive look with the clear bins and white shelves. Beautiful!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the challenge!
    Karah

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my pantry. Yours turned out great! I love the green wall color and the chalkboard is super cute!

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

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  16. awesome! love the chalkboard with the pails hanging from it!

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  17. This is so amazing! I absolutely love the menu tags and chalboard. Never have seen anything like that, and it is genius. I stopped by from the Home Decor and Organizing link party. I'm a new follower.

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  18. You did a great job! That space looks like it is being fully utilized now and it looks pretty :)

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  19. I love the built in shelves and painting them white makes it look so clean. Great chalk board and menu planner idea!

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  20. Your panty turned out beautiful. It is so neat and organized. Love the chalkboard too!

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  21. I covet your pantry! What great storage space and you're so organized! I love the little menu tags on the clothespins. What a cute idea. And the chalkboards are great. I have two etsy shops and should be working on them rather than blogging but blogging is so much more fun! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. I'm having my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway so come on by and join the fun.
    Lynn
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  22. Stopped over from.... hmmm I forgot where I was when I saw your pantry pic. Anyway, are those rubbermaid containers, tuppware or ? .

    ~Bliss~

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  23. Oh wow! So nice and neat, I bet you just love going in there and staring at your food :)

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    1. Thanks! I do love staring at our food...I suppose that's better than eating it all...don't need that! Glad you stopped by :)

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  24. Huge improvement. You have to love it. The tags were great. Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  25. Impressive pantry! I'm feeling inspired to work on mine...soon.

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  26. Oh, how very pretty ... and I never thought I'd use that particular word when commenting on a pantry! That closepin menu idea is brilliant!

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  27. perfect my friend! just perfect!!!! I love the chalk board and really just everything!
    :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  28. Wow--what a great job! Everything looks so nice. I love when things are organized--it actually helps me to think so much CLEARER! Adorable little rack, too! Where did you find it? I've been searching for one like that for my bathroom linen closet--to hold extra supplies!

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  29. I’m sorry I’ve not visited your Impossibility Challenge post before now – this working lark does get in the way of real life !!! Your pantry area looks really great now - so organised AND attractive too! I love the chalkboard...what a neat idea!
    Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!

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  30. Great organization! Thanks for sharing all your tips at Potpourri Friday!

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  31. That's great~I love organized spaces & yours is the second pantry I've drooled over this week! I so need to get busy on mine.

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  32. I love your menu planner! It would work really well for my boyfriend and I. We would need 2 tags. One for chili and one for 'throw a chicken in the crockpot'! haha

    I've got this pinned for my someday pantry make over

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  33. That is so awesome! I would love to have a space like that!

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  34. I love this idea, since we also have an under the staircase area we are not utilizing. In this old house we need to find storage wherever we can. So I will be using this soon. The space I am thinking of is just off our kitchen, so it will really come in handy. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

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  35. Love it! I hate having any wasted space in a home! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog tonight! I've just recently gotten back into blogging and am looking for new interests. I love all the photos. I'm a visual person! Can't wait to see what y'all do next! :)

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  36. Looks great! I love being organized and you have just the ticket! Really like the added touch of the dinner cards and the buckets.

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  37. Fabulous and organized!! Thanks for linking!
    XO
    Kristin

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  38. Love your space, not only organized but pretty to look at! If you have time, please come on over and link up at my party going on now, Sunday Blog Love.

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  39. I love your new pantry. I just found your blog and will spend time reading - and I'll be back again to visit often. I live nearby in your area. I always love to find new blog friends who have wonderful ideas to share.
    ~Adrienne~

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  40. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

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  41. Great makeover! I have pantry closet envy *winks* Vanna

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  42. It turned out terrific. Best part is that you did it together.popping over from Potpourri Friday and sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

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  43. I've got Pantry Envy! I bet it stays that way too- so organized!

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  44. You have a walk-in pantry?! I have none. At all. Sigh. I love how you organized your space, especially the baskets. I'm also loving the chalkboard!

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  45. LOve it! Cute idea with the clothespins and food tags. Very nice.

    New follower via link friends.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  46. This is officially cuter than any pantry is allowed to be! Come do mine next, ha ha! Great job Sherry! :)

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  47. This is darling! We had our pantry under the stair growing up but it was never this cute! I love you menu board :)

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  48. That looks amazing, oh I so wish mine was that sorted :)

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