Wall Pantry Storage Solution

by Pamela
2 Materials
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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  • Rgo13838060 Rgo13838060 on Oct 02, 2019

    How are the shelves attached to the pipes?

  • Paula P Paula P on Mar 13, 2020

    Where did you get the cute little mice?

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  • Ticia Ticia on Oct 03, 2021

    You know, it seems no matter where we live or what size home space we have, there's never enough for what we may need. Great solution to our problem and am happy you shared it with us. Good job.

  • Sam Sam on Oct 06, 2021

    that is a really cute idea! but 'd leave the mice out.! no one likes to see mice in a pantry or anywhere, alive or fake!