Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The pantry makeover is done...one happy girl!

This is before the makeover.
Not so bad but not so good...
Check out what we did.

I think I am in love.

Yup...I am..for sure...

This is one happy girl!
So happy I even posted a picture of myself...
it seems like that is one of the unspoken blogger rules...
not to post your own photo...
well I am delirious with joy of an organized pantry!

Here is how we did it...
Took down all of the shelving.
Put up bead board across the back.
Put the shelving back up.
Added white wood to top and front of shelving.
Went to T.J Maxx and bought containers and such.
Went to Michael's and bought oval balsa wood tags...
painted them with chalkboard paint...
attached them to the front of the wood shelving and on the baskets.
I have one more thing to do...
I am painting a sign for over the pantry that says...
Farmers Market.
I will show you that when I get it done!

Hope you all have a HAPPY day out there in blogger world!

Love and Pantry dreams,


  1. Way to go Tracey!
    It looks amazing! I love it when projects work out well!
    Enjoy your newly organized pantry!

  2. Love it. Love it. Love it. Getting ready to do mine!

  3. it looks SO good.
    so proud of you...
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fruit & veggie baskets.
    what did you do with your white chest that was in the bottom of the pantry?

  4. you are too cute for words. and the self pic is way more than fine. i almost did the same thing when the neighbor girl from next door told me i had barbie hair today - trust me - there was one second there when i thought I NEED TO POST A PIC OF MYSELF if i look THAT GOOD. lol.

  5. Great job!!! I really like your storage bins, baskets, etc. Really cute!

  6. Tracey,
    I think you pantry looks amazing!!! I love the beadboard! The labels are so cute, and the clear containers make everything look so nice. I completely understand why you are so happy.
    Be sure to link this post to my party on Friday so others can see it. :)

  7. That looks Sooooo GREAT! Love it! Great job!! I bet you walk over and open it just to admire the beauty! (I hope the dog isn't IN the basket that says DOG)lol I'm just sayin' =)
    Honestly though...such creative ideas..with the chalkboard and the wood to cover the wire shelves!!! And the baskets! Love the farmers market baskets! =)

  8. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Was your son named after a Maine lighthouse? What a great looking pantry! Thank you for following! Have a great week!


  9. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! Do you hire out?! :-)

  10. Oh Happy Girl!!!! Want to come on over to my house and work your magic in my pantry?

    I just love how everthing is so organized and pretty. You did an amazing job.

  11. Nice job! I really like how you covered over the shelves. It really bothers me that nothing sits right on the rack like shelves. I may have to invest in covering them over like you did!

  12. Hello pantry neighbor! :) YOurs turned out GREAT! Love your fruit and veggie baskets!
    Sorry if my background was messed up when you visited...I've contacted the girl that did mine, but no response yet. :( I hope she can fix it, I LOVE my background!
    Thanks for your kind words on my pantry re-do...it sure feels good to get that done doesnt' it?!
    Oh and by the way, I have some serious weather envy...I saw your beautiful blue sky...we have 4" of freshly fallen snow on the ground and it's 18 degrees. Brrrrr!! I wish I was at your house! lol
    Have a great day

  13. Wow, what a difference!! Having solid shelves really makes storing things easier. And the beadboard looks really cute. Great job!

  14. this looks fabulous! i love the baskets you used for your fruits & veggies & the labels! i still have yet to label my pantry & needed the inspiration & motivation - thanks!

  15. I love the bead board. I am looking forward to march when I will begin to work on the rest of the kitchen and the white bead board inspires me!

  16. I love the "farmer's market" atmosphere it has now! Excellent work!

  17. Lovet the organized pantry...I may have to tackle my own...and love the labels. My husband makes fun of me and my label maker but I'm OK with it! Also just read your 2011 challenge---what a great idea. With kiddos life flies by so quickly. Mostly I look around and think where did the last month go????? Intentional living. That's our church's motto and it's a good one!!!

  18. I love your pantry, but I especially love that you broke that unspoken blogger rule! Funny how we feel weird posting our own picture. I fel that way last night. One day in the fall, I took a picture of myself getting highlights and posted it. Very uncharacteristic for me, but kinda freeing!

    Can't wait to read more of your posts!

  19. Such a great space to have, and I love the way you have organized it. I'm your newest follower.

  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pantry makeover!
    I totalllllly need to do this!
    Gotta study this some more!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Bainbridge Island WA

  21. Ok... I am looking back at your pantry makeover because I am so frustrated with my pantry. I have a corner pantry, so shelves are L shaped and things get lose in those corners. I can't seem to get it functional. I have big appliances in mine plus a ton of food!!! Oh, how to make it all fit and organized.