Wall Pantry Storage Solution

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1 Hour

The kitchen in our new home has very little cabinet space . The one larger double cabinet is too high for me to reach anything that isn't up front on the bottom shelf ! I needed a way to be able to store and access my dry goods . I decided to use some empty wall space to put in a wall pantry.

Empty wall space

I marked the wall with tape to mark where I wanted to put my shelves . I knew that I wanted a little more space between the bottoms shelves to allow room for taller containers .

I had 3 pallet wood boards I searched for some wider boards , but couldn't find what I needed, so I aged some pine boards . See my tutorial " Quick & easy way to make a distressed wood board "

2 boards ...one aged , one not

I decided to use plumbing pipe to support my shelves . For each shelf you will need :

2 flanges , 2 pieces of pipe around the width of your board , and 2 caps .

I used black plumbing pipe

Time to put up the shelves ! Having 2 people work on this project makes it easier , but it is not necessary !!!

Screw in the first flange , making sure you are screwing it into the wall stud !!! Then attach the pipe and cap . Next , attach the pipe to the 2nd flange and hold it where you think it should go ( remember to keep it over the stud ) lay a yard stick with a level on it to find exactly where the other flange should go , to make the shelf level . Don't just measure from the floor !!! Floors are not always level !!!

Once you've found the spot , Mark it , remove the pipe and screw it in place . Then put the pipe and cap back on and lay down your board .

Repeat until you have all your shelves up .

Close up of the pantry

I am very happy with my wall pantry ! Now I have all my dry goods within reach and room in my cabinets for less used items

Full view

This project doesn't have to look rustic , you can use silver or copper pipes , or spray paint the pipes any color . You can use painted wood boards or metal or glass shelves .

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2 questions
  • Rgo13838060
    on Oct 2, 2019

    How are the shelves attached to the pipes?

    • Richard
      on Oct 3, 2020

      If necessary attach pipe strap to the underside wrapped around to pipe.

  • Paula P
    Paula P
    on Mar 13, 2020

    Where did you get the cute little mice?

    • Pamela
      on Mar 14, 2020

      Thanks ! It is only 34 inches wide ! My laundry room will be another project 😊 I have an antique copper light fixture in there and would like to replace my flimsy thin wood shelves with the same type of shelving I used for my pantry. But ... I want to use copper pipes , if they are too expensive , I will use spray paint to turn gray or black pipes copper , then dry brush white on heavier wood boards ...always another project ( or two , or more , lol ) on the horizon ...

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  • Carol f engler
    Carol f engler
    on Oct 3, 2020

    I did this idea for a hall closet. worked nicely for several cubby holes to hold glove, scarves and hats. Am planning another hall closet in a different area. easy and clean looking. but your correct to assume that not all floors are level. nice job.

  • Veronica Jones
    Veronica Jones
    on Oct 3, 2020

    That looks so good!

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