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!
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!
So I got busy and cleaned it out – and scrubbed everything sticky off the shelves!
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.
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 -
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.
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 -
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?
So, what do you think? Much better right? I think so!
What projects did you guys wrap up this weekend?
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