Beautifully Organized Small Pantry on a Budget

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Am I the only one who practically drools when they see a beautiful, organized pantry? I was so happy that the house we purchased had a designated place for food storage! It is a small pantry, but now that it’s organized, it really has ample storage! Shortly after we moved in, I started thinking of how to spruce it up. It looked dark and dank like this.
Time: 7 DaysCost: $100Difficulty: Medium
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
After some paint, budget friendly baskets and bins, and some creativity…it is the organized pantry of my dreams! 
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
The biggest task was to clean and paint everything. Your pantry probably isn’t starting from quite the same level of extreme disorder, so you can move on to the fun part, organizing!

Baskets are my Favorite. Thing. Ever.
Even the cleanest, most organized pantry will look a bit cluttered and untidy without baskets or bins of some kind. All of the colorful food labels and different size containers just provide a lot of visual stimulation!
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
Use the Walls, Door, and every Cranny!
Using the walls of utility spaces really optimizes on storage. On the pantry wall, I hung three wire baskets from the Dollar Tree with cup hooks and created a little fruit display. I added stained wooden spice racks onto the doors. Get tons more ideas for optimising pantry space by clicking through to the original post! :)
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
The bottom crates on casters hold rice and pastas. I stained them along with the tabletop with  Minwax Jacobean stain. I purchased caster  wheels for the bins and attached them to the base of the crates. Now they can slide all the way into the deep pantry. It’s so easy to roll them out and scoop what I need.
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
The shelves hold  chalkboard spray paint spice jars upcycled from baby food jars.
  • beautifully organized small pantry on a budget
I love when hard-working areas like the pantry and laundry room can be beautiful and functional. It makes me feel more inspired in the everyday. Since we spend so much time each day using our panties, laundry rooms, and closets, they should be attractive and make us happy! Does anyone else feel this way?

Suggested materials for this project:

  • Crates
  • Baskets
  • Wooden Spice Racks
Joy Elizabeth

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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