Shadow Box Pantry Help.

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With the help of a shadow box and four cans, I now can find all those little packages and packets of food I had all over the kitchen!

shadow box pantry help

I have a really big pantry. But it's shared space for plastic ware, things I am selling, and more. So when I got tired of not finding things in drawers, in cupboards and such, I did this.

shadow box pantry help

I took four veggie cans for support. The ones in the back had food in them so I balanced the weight on the front ones with rocks. I wanted them all to be stable.

shadow box pantry help

I had been meaning to do something amazing with this shadow box...we have all been there...and as it turned out that is just what I did.

shadow box pantry help

It occurred to me that the largest box area should be in the back for the biggest things. So I flipped it around. This box is 13" by 2" by 17". The bottom of the box has a little lip around it so I was able to set the box over the cans so they wouldn't slide around if bumped.

shadow box pantry help

I sat the box on top of the cans and went to work filling it. It was like everything I had in my kitchen fit perfectly in these spaces. I love this and have found it so very useful I wanted to share.

shadow box pantry help

I have gravy mix, snack bars, coconut oil packets, instant cereal, broth mix, salad dressing, apple cider drinks and even gelatin mixes. All in one place and so easy to get to!! You can find these shadow boxes in a lot of cool thrift stores.

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  • MJ
    on Dec 14, 2018

    Why do you need to raise the cans to raise the shelf? Why can't it just sit on the shelf?

    • Val
      on Dec 22, 2018

      Such a clever idea! You worked with what you had and it works well.

  • Michael Ann Olmstead
    on Dec 23, 2018

    I don't understand why you elevated it. You didn't put anything under it so I was confused.

    • Sandra Allen
      on Dec 24, 2018

      I answered this yesterday from my phone but I guess it didn't take. As the others who answered for me agree on, it was for space. I didn't have anything in it to show how much space you could have and then everyone came up with their ideas...all good ones...of what to put under it. I now have jams and my fake sugar. I hope this helped!!

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  • Val
    on Dec 22, 2018

    What a clever idea! You worked with what you had and it worked out very well.

    • Sandra Allen
      on Dec 22, 2018

      Thank you very much. I do try and use things a second time. I just did a shadow box I can't post till after the first of the year, but it's all things I had here in the house, except the Plexiglas cover. But watch for it! With the holidays here, it will probably be around the 14th. Have a great Christmas!!

  • Sandra Allen
    on Dec 24, 2018

    If you read the comments on this question I think everyone agreed it was for more space. I have done this in my craft room and pantry. I now have jams and fake sugars. I hope this helps.

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