1.23.2012

Pantry Organization: Part 2 {The Finale!}

How was your weekend?
Mine was really low key but really exciting because I finally got the last pieces to finish my pantry that I have been trying to organize – you can see the nightmarish befores here!

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I love my pantry and the only single complaint I have is that – it is sooooo deep! Sometimes I feel like if I put something in there I will never seen it again! haha – It started nagging me and I knew I needed to do something about it!

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So I got busy and cleaned it out – and scrubbed everything sticky off the shelves!

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The first thing I did was grab out my tulle paint and painted the edges white to match the shelves – just that little detail made such a HUGE difference. It made it seem so much brighter and more complete – Then I began to tape it off for stripes!

I tapped it off for a stripe on each level, then painted it gray – the gray is called Woodsmoke – by Glidden.
One thing abut my pantry is that there isn’t any light in it – nor is there a for it – so I knew I needed to keep a lot of white to keep it bright and airy – but I did want some color so I thought the stripes would be perfect.

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While the stripes were drying, I made a list of different sections and then cut out coordinating vinyl labels -

I applied them on the walls where I wanted those items to go -

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Next it was time to start putting items back and organizing – I headed to Wal-mart and bought a lot of plastic containers for pasta and cereal and rice and baking goods – but what I really wanted and knew would help so much I couldn’t find – can organizers. So I hopped on-line and found a totally awesome store that carries everything I was in need of – The Container Store. They have a lot of awesome products to help organize your pantry. I found these awesome can racks and they were perfect for what I was looking for.

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I also used some old and mismatch tupperwear that I had to help sort out some of the little items – like Kool-aid, cake/cupcake/cookie decorating supplies and flavor packages -

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I love seeing the stripes and labels with the items in front of them!

It is just so much nicer and makes me much happier– it’s the little things right?

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and of course I am loving all my cute labels! You can find them here.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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So, what do you think? Much better right? I think so!
What projects did you guys wrap up this weekend?

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9 comments:

Rhiannon said...

I do love a good organising before and after! Looks fantastic, and the best bit is it will most likely stay that way, especially with the labels! Everything looks better with a cute sign :)

Debs - debslosingit.com said...

Much better! I reorganized out kitchen the other day as well. We don't have a pantry, but we've got a few shelves, and they were a mess. I got some "flip lock" containers at WalMart and put the raisins, rice, beans, and oatmeal in them, threw out stuff we've had for years and not touched, and in general just cleaned the crap out of it. Felt so good too!

Your pantry though- those stripes are too cute and love your labels!

Creative Raisins said...

That looks amazing, I wish my cabinet was this organized.

marissa said...

that turned out great I hope you'll add it to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I love the stripes so much! It looks amazing!

Charisa said...

I found you through a tweet of Allison @OopseyDaisy and am following you along now. Your pantry turned out great!

patti west said...

Your pantry looks fabulous, Amanda!! Love how you painted the gray stripes and added the words to help w/organization. Brilliant idea!! My kitchen is finally done...every drawer and cupboard is neat and orderly and I love it! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The Container Store is my absolute favorite! I love that you put the vinyl on the walls - something different and I love it!

Teri's Life said...

Oh my goodness! I can't wait to show my husband your pantry - it's fantastic! I am not all that organized, but my husband is so he will go through periodically and organize it. Then I mess it up for him.

I am going to try something like this! I love it!!!

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