Creative Pantry Solution for Small Spaces

$40
Easy

My sister recently moved into a new home. It's slightly smaller than their previous home, which means less storage space. The major kitchen dilemma is it's lacking a proper pantry. After analyzing the space, she determined the best option was to utilize the Mud Room, located off the kitchen, for extra storage space. She found this old storage locker at a vintage store for $30
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Although it wasn't glamorous, it provided the necessary shelving she was looking for.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
Upon seeing this, she immediately knew she could work with it. With a little paint and creativity, it'd make the perfect pantry. She settled on Annie Sloan's Graphite and Coco.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
Here is how the locker looked after a couple coats. One thing to note, when painting metal, it usually looks a bit more streaky, meaning you often times have to paint an extra coat.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
She then updated the handles with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
The final touch was really converting this into a pantry...not just a painted locker. What better way to do that than to label it 'Pantry'?!
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
Here is now the finished product turned out.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
She now has plenty of storage space for food...
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
and miscellaneous items.
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
Overall, it was a great $30 solution!
creative pantry solution for small spaces, chalk paint, closet, kitchen design, storage ideas
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Ashley Harding

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