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Pantry Inspiration

In last week’s kitchen progress report I shared a peek of our newly installed pantry doors. I was going to outfit them with wood shelves myself once I can locate my tools again (our garage is filled with furniture at the moment!), but in the interest of finishing up the very long renovation process, we asked Ken, our contractor, to built them for us instead. I’ve been doing some intense thinking about how best to optimize this space in our new kitchen, and asked my design and DIY blogging friends if they had any smart ideas for me – ummmm, yes indeed they did!!

Check out all this great inspiration – many of these ideas will be making their way into our pantry!




Emily’s pantry/laundry room at Eleven Gables is one of my all time favorites – so well thought out and beautiful too! Don’t miss the rest of this pretty and hard working space.

Eleven Gables pantry/laundry room


Shiplap, stained wood shelves and new containers completely refresh Brooke’s pantry at Cribbs Style.

Pantry closet with wooden shelves


A simple and clever way to build tiered can storage from Morgan and Sean at Charleston Crafted.

DIY Tiered Can Storage


Another house, another pantry by Charleston Crafted – this one smartly optimizes the space with narrow shelves on one wall that hold spices.

Narrow shelves in a pantry take advantage of every bit of space.


Paint, removable wallpaper and some major organization transformed this pantry by Kim at Tidbits & Twine

Pantry makeover with removable wallpaper


Natalie from A Turtle’s Life For Me has such a fantastic before and after – love the addition of vertical storage for cookie sheets! 

DIY wood pantry shelves


This small closet by Diane at In My Own Style uses both the door and shelves to maximize storage, and how cute is the Pantry sign that she made?

small pantry makeover


Check out this One Room Challenge pantry closet makeover over at Living Letter Home. I love the DIY tiered storage that is stained to match the shelves and am definitely borrowing this idea from Carmen!


This complete pantry remodel by Corey at Hey There Home utilizes Ikea cabinets and features roll out shelves and tons of smart storage.


Annie at DIY Decor Mom added the Elfa system to make her deep shelves much easier to navigate. So smart and tidy looking!

Shelf system for pantry


Angela’s closet re-organization post at Blue i Style is filled with practical tips and affordable containers to get your pantry contents under control.

Practical tips for organizing a small reach in pantry.


I love how this chalkboard wall, light fixture and styling take Melissa’s walk-in pantry up a notch at The Polished Habitat!

Chalkboard wall in a walk-in pantry.


This pantry makeover by Ruthie at Refashionably Late makes the most of cabinets built into the wall. Don’t underestimate the power of paint and a few bins!!

Small pantry makeover


The Happy Housie pantry is inspiring, and I also love Krista’s perspective on why spending time to organize a space like this in your home matters (so good!)

Tips to organize a pantry with pull out shelves

Vineta at The Handyman’s Daughter built a custom pantry from scratch to house this little item that is rocking my world right now – an automatic toe kick vacuum!! Amazing. 

Custom pantry cabinet


Colleen at Lemon Thistle has a beautiful brand new kitchen and organized her pantry with some smart containers that allow you to actually see what’s in there. I definitely need to invest in a few of these!

Pantry organization ideas from Lemon Thistle


Last but not least!!! RUN don’t walk over to The Created Home and check out this DIY pantry/laundry room space complete with fantastically fun  and cheerful wallpaper from Anthropologie! SUCH a great use of the space and also a beautiful addition to a home! DIY pantry and laundry room by The Created Home


So many do-able and clever ideas, right??? I have already bought a bunch of containers for our pantry and as soon as I get my garage back I’ll be building a few of these simple DIYs above like Carmen’s tiered can storage shelves. 

I’ll be back this weekend with a kitchen update – our floors are stained and getting sealed as I type, can’t wait to show you the outcome! 

Have a great day, 

Kitchen Progress | Week Seven | Pantry Doors
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Sunday 24th of March 2019

Oh gosh, Lisa thank you so much for including me!!!!


Saturday 30th of March 2019

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pantry Carmen!