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Awesome Remodels 09.12.14

Our Pantry- 1 Year Later

A year ago we decided it was time to tackle our pantry. We ripped out the inefficient sagging fiberboard shelves and awkward doors and we built the pantry of my dreams! We mapped out all of the things we wanted to be able to store inside, and designed a storage solution for each category. We made sure to use quality plywood and solid wood trim so it would last forever. Over the past year we have made a few subtle changes and improvements, but overall the design has been spot on to fit the needs of our family!
Here is our pantry today. The changes I've made in the past year since we finished the remodel have been subtle, but they have been positive in helping keep us organized! Flip through the rest of the photos to see how our pantry has evolved over the past year!
This was what we started with when we moved in. The sliding doors made it impossible to see what was inside. The sagging shelves were made from disintegrating fiberboard. They were so deep it was impossible to see or reach items in the back. We flipped them over and hoped gravity would help us out in flattening them back out to buy us some time ;)
A few months later we used cabinet grade plywood and pine trim for the faces to create this pantry. We essentially built a big box that fit in the pantry opening. We mapped out what we needed space for, and created places for everything.
My favorite feature has been the slide out drawers we created. It is such a useful solution to see what's hiding in the back!
This was our pantry about a month ago. While it wasn't too bad, our little boys had enjoyed playing with the DVDs, and can and snack storage needed to be revamped. We removed the DVDs and took over the basket that had been designated for snacks. You can read more about our pantry mistakes here: http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/2014/0...
Recently I added these storage racks to the door. This valuable real estate was being wasted, so this was a no-brainer! Although it isn't completely full on both sides, it allows for room to expand can storage if needed!
One change I made was switching out typed labels for chalkboard labels. Now I can easily write the contents with a chalk pen and wipe it away if the the contents change!

To see more: http://www.everydayenchanting.com/pantry-1-year-later-and-faqs/

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  • Bunker Barb
    Bunker Barb Big Bend, WI
    love this I wonder if my husband could do this
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  • Marcelle
    Marcelle Arenas Valley, NM
    Where did you find the slide out drawers? Or at least the slider hardware?
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    • Marcelle
      Marcelle Arenas Valley, NM
      Thank you Patricia! I'll check it out! 😄
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  • Dani Stevens Stuhr
    Dani Stevens Stuhr Princeton, MN
    I LOVE THIS!!!!!
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  • Jan Remling
    Jan Remling Sheboygan, WI
    Wow, super job...love the pull out drawers...looks clean and neat.
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  • Penny
    Penny Utica, NY
    this has been my dream for a long time...i have the space, sort of, but getting my son the contractor to do it is another story...i think i'm going to have to start it myself, and maybe he will feel sorry for me, and take over...;0 you did a great job!
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  • Debra Midas
    Debra Midas Elk Grove, CA
    Where did you get the chalkboard labels? Love that idea
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  • Joan
    Joan Binghamton, NY
    Awesome job!!!! Makes my heart sing! I want one!
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  • Penny S
    Penny S Littleton, CO
    This is definitely an idea worth holding onto - we'll be moving (retiring) in about 18 months & who knows what I'll end up with!! :) Great job!
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  • Tina H
    Tina H Midland, MI
    This is awesome - would love to have it!
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  • Karen B
    Karen B Atco, NJ
    This is great! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Alorin
    Alorin Gaithersburg, MD
    Beautiful job! I love the bead board on the back wall. I'm sure getting the sliders in correctly was a bit of a challenge
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  • Lana Trumpey
    Lana Trumpey Elberfeld, IN
    I DID THIS TO A FEW OF MY CABINETS AND WHAT A DIFFERENT IT MADE IN HOW I CAN SEE THINGS IN IT, THAT BEEN LOST IN THE DARKNESS
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  • Duncan Sproule
    Duncan Sproule Cazenovia, NY
    I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY stealing this pantry design! (I have what looks to be the exact space) Just BRILLIANT!! Thank you!
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  • Shelley Tihen Woelfel
    Shelley Tihen Woelfel Saint Charles, MO
    This is beautiful
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