Upcycled Entertainment Center Converted to Pantry
We purchased fixer-upper home earlier this year. Now I have a little confession to make… the last two places we’ve lived since getting married (and getting all that awesome stuff for your kitchen off your registry), I’ve had huge… massive…amazing…kitchens. I don’t know how I was so lucky to score with the two rentals.
In both houses and I had tons of cabinets. To be honest, I didn’t even fill them all. I had a separate pantry that fit all of our food and more. When we moved into our house, I knew we were downsizing. I knew it was smaller and I knew the kitchen was going to be a tough cookie. For the first month or two a lot of kitchen stuff wasn’t entirely unpacked, but the more boxes I found labeled “Kitchen”, the more worried I became.
The most frustrating part of all was the pantry space… or lack thereof. See this picture above… Now look at that cabinet to the right the fridge. I was expected to fit ALL of our food in there. It was just not happening. It was way too skinny and deep. I couldn’t see anything in the back. I was going crazy. Until it dawned on me…. none of the cabinets in our kitchen were going to work for a pantry. It just wasn’t happening. I needed to think outside of the box. We thought about converting the closet into a pantry and quickly decided that was a horrible idea because we desperately needed that storage space. Then I realized that I had blank wall space next to the existing “pantry cabinet”. We had our coffee bar there, but weren’t planning on keeping it there for long. I measured the space and started to keep my eye out for something that would work and a few weeks later I came across this bad boy at the thrift store.
Check out the blog post (link below) to see how to converted this entertainment center into a pantry and extra cabinet space!!
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